POWER WASher PUMP OIL?

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Old 08-22-12, 11:23 AM
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POWER WASher PUMP OIL?

I have heard two differnet kinds of oil to put in the pump.
Regular 10-30 and another small engine repair place said he sells specific pump oil, with detergents in it. However he told me over the phone he could not spot a viscosity on it.
A pint for 7 bucks?
Does it really matter can I ruin the pump?
 
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Old 08-22-12, 02:10 PM
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Some pumps use what I call gear oil,,90 wt,,I could be all wet though and I'm sure I'll get corrected. Yes you can ruin the pump if wrong oil is used.
 
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Old 08-22-12, 06:22 PM
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Most of what I see calls for sae30 non detergent oil or some equivalent oil from the manufacturer. Some do call for gear oil. Yes, it can ruin the pump if you use the wrong thing. Using gear oil in place of sae30 or visa-versa could be bad.
 
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So if you would post the model number than we could help you.
 
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Hey Cheese ,,I have torn down pumps that use the 80/90 wt gear oil!! They happen to be hanging on the craftsman power washer.
 
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Old 08-23-12, 04:56 AM
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Model SPECS #

PW Model #WGV1721
Water Pump # PK16861


Ref: Currently Owned by Black and Decker
Dewalt and
Originally De Vilbiss
 
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You need 15W50 synthetic oil - 4 oz.
 
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Old 08-24-12, 08:57 AM
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OIL straight 30

Cheese I am going with your suggestion of straight 30 non detergent!! Thats what the parts manufaturer suggested.

AJ I dont understand why a small engine thats 10 plus years old would need to start with synthetic? I dont think it ever had anything but non synth.
In your pm you stated Briggs a Strat. Are you aware I am talking about the pump not the engine?


PS SO what is the basic difference between detergent and non-detergent oils?
 
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Old 08-24-12, 09:47 AM
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Some time I wonder why I waste my time! The part numbers that I sent you in the PM are Pressure washer pump oil. The first number is 4.6 OZ of the oil recommended for your pump the second number is 15OZ for the same purpose. Briggs Builds pressure washers & use the same pump that your washer uses so for ease of finding the correct oil I gave you those part numbers. The manufacturer recommends 15W50 synthetic oil - 4 oz. If you PM me your email I will send you a parts break down for your pump. It very clearly states 15W50 synthetic oil - 4 oz.
 
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Old 08-24-12, 10:11 AM
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15w-50 synthetic IS the oil recommended by the manufacturer for this particular pump.
http://www.devilbissparts.com/PWRep/...ps/pk16861.pdf
 
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Old 08-27-12, 05:57 AM
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Thank Guys for your time and effort, knowledge and clarification ! My apologies, Will do!
 
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