Pressure washer help

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by CHWS, May 27, 2016.

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  1. CHWS

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    So I got my washer and tested the other day and it was great. Got to the job earlier attached to mains and was going great, kept losing pressure on me. So I disconnected hose and seen I could pish quicker than the flow. So the next thing I done was use my water tank to finish the job. I noticed an oil leak coming from the bottom of the engine and onto the trolley. There wasn't loads and I'm hoping it was from where I filled it up before using and hoping that some had spilt!!! Anyway I'm worried in the fact would I have done any damage to the machine with the fkn about with not a big deal of flow going to it ?
     
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  2. Robster

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    Low water flow would not damage your engine, but, it may damage your pump, but , as you were able to carry on when you switched to your water tank and everything was working fine, i would say ..... you probably got away without causing any damage to your pump. If the Engine is leaking oil then i would say that its just a coincidence. How old is your pressure washer?
     
  3. CHWS

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    A day old just
     
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    Holy **** ! .......... Did you find the source of your oil leak? im hoping it was just overspill when you filled it.
     
  5. CHWS

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    Not yet it seemed to be coming from under the engine and I can't see it because it's practically flush with the trolley. Honest to **** me and engine don't mix. I have no luck even with a new one :))
     
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    Ok, give the underside of the engine a good blast with your PW to clean out any residual oil that may still be under there, leave it to dry then go back and have a look to see if its still oil free. if it isnt i would say you have a warranty claim, phone the supplier and let him know, i wouldnt mention the "low water" pressure incident to him he may use it as an excuse to void your warranty ......... Even when we know for a fact that it didnt have anything to do with the oil leak. One other thing, is the oil definately coming from your engine, or is it coming from your pump ?
     
  7. jonjetting

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    hope you didnt get the jetwash from jetmac...becuase you'll have fun getting it repaired
     
  8. CHWS

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    That's where in came from :(
     
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    I'll give this a go shortly and keep you updated
     
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    Be careful what you tell him, he will twist it. Don't be afraid to get in touch with trading standards if he starts messing you about
     
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