Hi guys, new here. I’ve been looking around for a while trying to get some opinions and answers. I am certain someone here can help a brother out. I have two questions with similar topics.
First order of business. I lent my PW to a friend. He ran it without cheking the oil level in the pump, ran it dry and now, I get water inside the pump housing. I took the housing apart as soon as I noticed. The pump is a CAT 3DX29GSI. Should I repair or replace? I don’t know if replacing the inner seals will do the trick. Any info would help.
Second question. I was fortunate enough to come by a whole home generator for $300. The generator only has 30+ hours on it and most are from the regular maint, it wasn’t run a lot. Since I don’t need the generator, I was planning to remove the power head and sell it separately. Planning on keeping the Honda GX620K1 engine that ran it. It is a LPG or NG engine but that’s not a problem. What I would like to do is build a pressure washer using this engine. Could anyone suggest a pump to mate with this engine? The engine is rated for 20hp but running on LPG, I think it more like 18hp. Still considerable. Also, I’ve seen some portable commercial PW’s that have a nice aluminum “dolly”… Is it possible to purchase one for DIY purposes?