A guy was throwing out a troy bilt pressure washer, so i snagged it from his trash. He said it would start, but just ran real rough. So, did the usual.
1) got my starter fluid and got the thing running, and it seemed to only be running off the fluid. No gas was compressing, as the thing wouldn't stay running. When running off of the starter fluid, i got black oil spitting out of the exhaust with white smoke.
2) took the carb apart and sprayed all the necessary spots. There was gas in the holding area, so gas was getting down, but it seems gas wasnt able to get up to the engine. Put the carb back together and reinstalled.
3) Drained and changed the oil. Came out very watery and thin when drained, so that seemed to be necessary to do.
4) after all that, seem to be in the same place. Starts with the starter fluid, doesnt stay running, and has a lot of white smoke and spits black oil out of the exhaust (although, seems like less).
Took the carb apart again, and one thing i noticed is that the oring between the carb and the engine wasnt set right. Its a different type of oring, as it has 4 notches in it at 12, 3, 6, and 9, which match up to the recessed area it sits in. When trying to place it back, it doesnt seem to fit (its too big). Went to auto parts store and the guys had no idea. General oring around the same was too thick. This may be my problem (as the engine can't suck the gas up), but i cant find a replacement part.