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Any pressure washer gurus?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LarryF, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Bashby suggested it might have a view window too, so with two of you mentioning it I looked and found it. I also looked at the owners manual again and didn't see any mention of it. ?????????????? Not very good product documentation, in my opinion. Another problem is that the glass looks like it's smokey, i.e., not transparent, so I can't see through it. But it does have markings on the case near the non-transparent view window showing where the oil level should be. I took out the dipstick, measured from the top of the case to the markings, and used that measurement on the dipstick to see if the oil level is ok, and it is.

    I saw the cat pump oil you mentioned when I looked at the Northern website. Seems odd that I wouldn't be able to buy stuff like that locally, but at least I now know what to get and where to get it from, so thanks.
  2. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    you can find pump oil under different brands at someplaces but cat is considered premium oil as are their pumps
  3. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

  4. Bashby

    Bashby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    I thought you could get the oil at home depot
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  5. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    I had phoned one HD and asked. The guy who spoke with me said no. However, seeing this note, I called another and this one said yes. Thanks for the prod. The first guy told me it was something that had to be ordered online for pickup in the store, but I guess he was wrong. Looks like it's the Cat oil. How about that question I asked before about a B&S website stating that the Cat oil should only be used in Cat pumps. I can't believe that's really true. Anyone know for sure?
  6. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223

    cat pump oil can be used in all pumps
  7. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    CAT oil is nothing more than 30W non detergent. Can't imagine that it has any more anti-wear, rust inhibitor or deoxidizer additives than any other quality 30W non detergent oil. Just my take-- but you're certainly free to disagree.

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