Wrong gas in my powerwasher


Old 06-30-07, 06:46 AM
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Wrong gas in my powerwasher

Boy, why didn't I think of this one...

I let someone borrow my pressure washer and I didn't think they needed the gas can (they had a lawnmower so I knew they already had gas). Thus, I didn't specify for them to bring the can with lawnmower gas instead fo the can with weedeater gas (which has the engine oil mixed in).

They took the wrong gas can, of course.

When I picked it up from them, I didn't want to bring it up right then in front of them without knowing if it was a problem. I don't know how much, if any, was added.

Will this screw up my engine? Any remedies for this? I have not tried to start it since I picked it up but I know it runs fine in general.

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Old 06-30-07, 07:14 AM
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running a tank of gasoline with 50/1 oil mixture won't hurt your machine at all. It may run a tad smokey - and the plug could potentially foul... but that's a simple fix of removing/cleaning/replacing it.
Old 06-30-07, 11:28 AM
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As zstr said it won't hurt anything. A good way to get rid of weedeater gas at the end of the season is dump it in your auto. Have a good one. Geo
Old 06-30-07, 11:55 AM
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There is no damage to your pressure washer. Next time you use it put fresh gas in the pressure washer and all well be fine.
I always put my mixed gas in my truck at the end of cutting season.

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