2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by RobH » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:38 pm

Experiences that others have had with rebuilds vs what the factory delivers gives me some hope :) .... Now I just want to get the engine back asap!

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement folks!

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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by Msblu79 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:48 am

I have over 80,000 km's on my Sergei rebuilt engine and could not be happier with the performance & reliability. It runs awesome compared to the original engine. To bad he doesn't do all the engines, they would have a lot less warranty issues and many more happy customers. :cheers:
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by epix » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:23 pm

Another member here with a Sergei rebuilt engine, you'll be happy when it's fixed.. engine runs very well (by Ural standards lol)
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by RobH » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:59 am

Update:

I just heard that the engine seized the left side rod bearing. This threw shrapnel all through the engine and took out both pistons and cylinders. So, it's new jugs/pistons/crank assembly and oil pump. Pretty much a brand new engine that I'll get to break in, again :D

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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:30 am

Thanks for that - now we know! :D
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:24 am

just curious, does anyone know, can a person contact IMZWA and send a engine to them to rebuild, and approx cost for a total rebuild? :?: :cheers: ps that would be out of warranty
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by RC20 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:19 pm

Late to the party but that was my take, either a rod cap came off or a rod bearing seized.

Good to hear its under warranty.

Also good to get the bad with the good. Not for you though a good engine should come out of it.

It helps others knowing what the range of issues can be, make an informed decision.

Far higher rated brands of locomotion have had their hidden flaws or a failure that should not have occurred.

My take is while I could do the work, I would likely ship it to Sergai (from what I hear) and have it done up to the nines right. I don't mind the small work and maint, I don't like the big ticket stuff that you are never quite sure you got it right and may have to do it again (its impossible to beat expertise!)
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by rivers » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm

hotflash44 wrote:just curious, does anyone know, can a person contact IMZWA and send a engine to them to rebuild, and approx cost for a total rebuild? :?: :cheers: ps that would be out of warranty
You can call and ask but I doubt it. They are an importer that's responsible for warranty claims. Though they do some side R&D work/testing to improve reliability, they are not a motorcycle repair shop. Call IMWA, don't hurt to ask. Note it's a Ural not the space shuttle and Sergi isn't the only good pro avail. If I needed a pro to do a rebuild I would highly consider Terry Crawford or Holopaw Gene but there are also others available. What it would cost depends on what needs doing. If you want everything but the cases brand new, prolly cheaper to buy a new factory motor?
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:02 pm

rivers wrote:
hotflash44 wrote:just curious, does anyone know, can a person contact IMZWA and send a engine to them to rebuild, and approx cost for a total rebuild? :?: :cheers: ps that would be out of warranty
You can call and ask but I doubt it. They are an importer that's responsible for warranty claims. Though they do some side R&D work/testing to improve reliability, they are not a motorcycle repair shop. Call IMWA, don't hurt to ask. Note it's a Ural not the space shuttle and Sergi isn't the only good pro avail. If I needed a pro to do a rebuild I would highly consider Terry Crawford or Holopaw Gene but there are also others available. What it would cost depends on what needs doing. If you want everything but the cases brand new, prolly cheaper to buy a new factory motor?
thanks for the info, don't need anything as of now, just file away for the future. :cheers:
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by pigdog » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:35 pm

hotflash44 wrote:just curious, does anyone know, can a person contact IMZWA and send a engine to them to rebuild, and approx cost for a total rebuild? :?: :cheers: ps that would be out of warranty
Pretty sure you can. The engine in mine was sent back by the previous owner to be rebuilt.
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Re: 2014 GU catastrophic engine failure

Post by hotflash44 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:26 pm

pigdog wrote:
hotflash44 wrote:just curious, does anyone know, can a person contact IMZWA and send a engine to them to rebuild, and approx cost for a total rebuild? :?: :cheers: ps that would be out of warranty
Pretty sure you can. The engine in mine was sent back by the previous owner to be rebuilt. That's good to know for those looking for a quality redo.
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