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#4453683 - 07/08/17 06:40 PM Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount
spk2000 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 985
Loc: Prospect, KY
I just bought a Powerstroke brand pressure washer with a Subaru EA190V engine. The oil that came with it says 10W30 14 oz bottle. The engine manual that came with this pressure washer says it takes 20oz of 10w30 oil. Why would they include a bottle that is short of the amount required by the engine manufacturer. Glad I checked this so I make sure to add enough but I imagine most people don't pay attention to the amount and just pout it in and fire it up.
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#4453686 - 07/08/17 06:42 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
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Is there a dipstick that confirms either 14-oz or 20-oz?
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#4453692 - 07/08/17 06:51 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Prospect, KY
Yes but I have not added the oil yet. Will check it before using. Also they say in manual not to tighten the twist on oilcap / diptick combo to check the oil level. Just push it in but do not tighten. I have always tightened mine in the past. Probably not much difference but will try both and see.
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#4453741 - 07/08/17 07:49 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Maybe when its brand new it takes 20oz at the factory. Then when they drain it to box it up it takes 14 because some stays in it?
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#4453784 - 07/08/17 08:40 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
I have a generator where the directions say to stick the dipstick back in after unscrewing it and wiping it off.
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#4453829 - 07/08/17 09:39 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
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Loc: MD
Seems normal to me. The last tractor I bought said don't use synthetic oil for at least 50 hours or so. Then it states the factory fill is FS.......
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#4453878 - 07/08/17 10:38 PM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: spk2000]
Dan55 Offline


Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 894
Loc: Fernandina Beach FL
IIRC it states somewhere in the manual that the unit is tested then oil is drained out. A small amount is still inside the engine and the 14 oz is makeup oil.
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#4453956 - 07/09/17 01:23 AM Re: Powerstroke Pressure Washer wrong oil amount [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 01/27/17
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Maybe when its brand new it takes 20oz at the factory. Then when they drain it to box it up it takes 14 because some stays in it?


Clever.
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