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post #1 of 8 Old 03-20-2017, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at pressure washers

Time to buy a new pressure washer for use around the house. Don't need a beast as I have left the country life for retired life in the burbs,so I'm looking at the lower priced washers at HD and Lowes. I have a question about a Generac washer,model 6024. Specifically, who makes the engine for this washer? Generac says it's made "by a partner overseas". Is there any way to find out if this is a Honda engine?

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Its the same engine offered on the GP series of generators. Splash lubrication. Pretty standard. Generac has a china partner they own who makes the engines. Its not a bad thing. That model has good reviews. Its not the best engine, but certainly not the worst. I have an Excell PW with a Honda GCV160 engine on it. Very good motor and long time engine been on the market for some time.
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Thanks for that info. I too had an Excell pw with the Honda engine, that's why I only want to buy a new one with a Honda engine.

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Out of curiosity, what's wrong with you old one? It might be cheaper to repair it. Also, you can get the entire pump assembly for less than $200.00 and it's a direct bolt on. My family used to be an ex-Cell dealer till they stopped making industrial units and went strictly with Sam's type units.

If you tell me your engine size, PSI and GPM I might be able to steer you in the right direction.
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Anytime. Im a Generac tech (more on the PCB and controller side than engine but capable) and parts are easily available. For PW engines the generacs are perfect. They are horrible for generator engines on the GP series, just not built for constant duty.

Other than a minor oversight of the governor shaft leaking oil on my Honda GCV160 due to it not having a seal in it new in the box (common issue as it was deemed "unnecessary ") the engine is well built as you know

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Is is the Honda clone? If so I've heard good things.
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Out of curiosity, what's wrong with you old one? It might be cheaper to repair it. Also, you can get the entire pump assembly for less than $200.00 and it's a direct bolt on. My family used to be an ex-Cell dealer till they stopped making industrial units and went strictly with Sam's type units.

If you tell me your engine size, PSI and GPM I might be able to steer you in the right direction.
Nothing wrong with my old one. I don't own it any longer as I sold it before I moved. That's why I'm looking at new ones now.

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Anytime. Im a Generac tech (more on the PCB and controller side than engine but capable) and parts are easily available. For PW engines the generacs are perfect. They are horrible for generator engines on the GP series, just not built for constant duty.

Other than a minor oversight of the governor shaft leaking oil on my Honda GCV160 due to it not having a seal in it new in the box (common issue as it was deemed "unnecessary ") the engine is well built as you know

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Thank you again. As long as I can get parts when the unit is out of warranty was my main concern. I know I can get Honda engine parts but wasn't sure about Generac. I've narrowed my search down to an Excell, a Simpson, and a Generac, with a preference to any PW with the Honda engine. Do feel better about the Generac engine now though. Lot's of choices out there!

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