A 30w non-detergent oil is typically used in pressure washer pumps. This is because splash lubrication is used in most pressure washer pumps. Rotating “dippers” that spray oil into the pistons and cylinders are used in this operation.
This is the same for Ryobi pressure washers.
All-purpose engine oils are typically the SAE30 type suggested for temperatures above 40oF, therefore if the oil is dark or black, you should change it and use SAE 30 or SAE 10W30.
To avoid forgetting to replace the oil in your pump, schedule it in to your phone on a given date so you know when to do maintenance.
When Do I need To Change The Oil In My Ryobi pressure washer?
Normally you should change the oil in your pressure washer every 200 to 250 work hours. If you’re using it most days, then this will be around 3 months.
What Is The Oil Capacity of My Ryobi Pressure Washer?
The oil capacity of the engine crankcase is 13.5 fl. oz.
Can I use motor oil in my Ryobi Pressure washer pump?
This is a simple one. No. Pressure washer pumps should not be filled with motor oil. Always use non-detergent oils because pumps lack oil filters and could be damaged by contaminants in motor oils.
Is Oil required for Ryobi electric pressure washers?
Since electric pressure washers do not require fuel or oil to operate, they also do not produce byproducts that are hazardous to the environment or emit foul emissions.