Learn from my mistakes

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby gobium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:00 pm

rivers wrote:
gobium wrote:And why there is a need for the overfill drain vent???

Not really an "overfill" vent. It's a vent for internal pressure build up from the spinning bits. Pretty common on gear boxes(transmissons, transfer cases, differentials). Better to have a dedicated vent than to blow-out a seal.

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby gobium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:08 pm

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Their are on both 1wd and 2wd, not sure on efi
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby gobium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:15 pm

They did this so fd oil will not leak out of oil seal into brake shoe/hub area

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Abaxter593 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:04 pm

Mikey wrote:
chaos2 wrote:easier and cheaper to switch to colored oil such as Redline. I just overfill it and anything extra comes out the vents.


Anyone know a negative of this method?



Yeah, gear oil all over the rim and tire. Impossible to get that trash off

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby ichbinbier » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 pm

chaos2 wrote:easier and cheaper to switch to colored oil such as Redline. I just overfill it and anything extra comes out the vents.


I painted the dip stick white and use coloured oil (red). Very easy to see now.
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby wooden nickel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:57 pm

I painted the dip stick white and use coloured oil (red). Very easy to see now.


That is a great idea. One problem I have had that I haven't mentioned is that unless the bike has been idle for a long time, the dipstick hitting the gears while re-sticking it coats it with enough oil to screw up the reading. I am not steady enough to make a clean insert.
I prefer a check port. Then all I need to do is let the oil settle enough that most oil is settled at the bottom.
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby GHGoodwin » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:50 am

I use a wood skewer with a thin magic marker line on it. The fill line was set by holding the skewer flat against the edge of the vent hole and inserting it untill it bottomed out. Easy to insert the same way each time.
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby OHScot » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:34 am

I always overfill and let it bubble out a little. Sometimes I even wipe it up. Its how you can tell there is oil in there. :D

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Snakeoil » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:47 am

Changing the FD oil at every engine oil change is a great practice. There is so little oil in that FD and the gears chew it to pieces that changing it that often is a very wise thing to do. So many think that oil's only enemy is temperature and contaminants. But the shearing properties of gear trains due to the extreme pressures on the tooth contact faces as well as the gears slide off each other chops the long molecular chains that create viscosity into short chains and with it the viscosity and ability to lube high pressure surfaces is lost. Oil is cheap. The devices that they protect are expensive.

On your site glass, WN, Loctite 567 will seal the threads from leaking and still allow you to remove it for cleaning. It will also prevent it from backing out due to road vibes. Silicone will let you remove it as well. It's just harder to get off when you want to clean the surface to reseal. Wire brush works great for that.
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Mr Wazzock » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 am

gobium wrote:
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Their are on both 1wd and 2wd, not sure on efi

Well looka that. :o

Edit: that is looking from the rear I presume?
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Mr Wazzock » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 am

Abaxter593 wrote:
Mikey wrote:
chaos2 wrote:easier and cheaper to switch to colored oil such as Redline. I just overfill it and anything extra comes out the vents.


Anyone know a negative of this method?



Yeah, gear oil all over the rim and tire. Impossible to get that trash off

I had this.
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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Mr Wazzock » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:00 pm

Snakeoil wrote:Changing the FD oil at every engine oil change is a great practice. There is so little oil in that FD and the gears chew it to pieces that changing it that often is a very wise thing to do. etc.

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Abaxter593 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:22 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Snakeoil wrote:Changing the FD oil at every engine oil change is a great practice. There is so little oil in that FD and the gears chew it to pieces that changing it that often is a very wise thing to do. etc.

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For sure.


I change all the fluids at the same time, and slightly before the recommended interval. The Ural's motor really beats oil up!

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Re: Learn from my mistakes

Postby Crawford Sales Co. » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:11 pm

A wide, black magic marker has worked for me for a long time. Throw it in the pouch in the trunk.
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