What type of oil for the pump of a pressure washer?


Old 03-15-05, 06:20 PM
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What type of oil for the pump of a pressure washer?

I have a Craftsman Pressure Washer model 580.751651
The pump attached directly to the engine.
Finally got the engine to run.
As for the pump itself, does this need a special type of oil or will the same engine work such as 10-W-30?

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Old 03-15-05, 06:33 PM
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I have a pressure washer similar to yours, never even knew the pump needs oil? I have no idea where to even check it? Maybe someone can let us know?
Old 03-16-05, 01:20 AM
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SAE30 works fine in most every pump I've seen. There should be a plug on the side of the pump to drain and to fill.
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Craftsman uses Synthetic 10/30.

Old 03-18-05, 06:11 PM
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Pressure Washer Type Oil for Pump

No question about it.... Straight 30 weight, NON-detergent

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