Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

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Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by codemonkey001 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:37 pm

Finally getting around to changing the oil and the drain plug is stuck - so much so that I can feel burrs where the head is stripping a bit when the wrench gives way. Any suggestions?

Oh, and having heard about things threaded backwards on parts of the bike, I checked the spare stock sump pan I have and it's definitely lefty-loosie
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by wooden nickel » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:29 pm

It is such a thin head on the drain plug that your best bet is probably a six point socket.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:37 pm

Almost time to upgrade to a deep sump? :P
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:23 pm

Who did it up before? And do they need a good whipping...

Not the first time I've heard of this, WHY do people do up drain plugs so tight? :o Why do they think they're going to come undone and drop off otherwise?
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by treeman1942 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:07 pm

I'm about to order a set of metric six point sockets. Do they make a better socket than six points? With my Subaru Forester, I had to use vice grips to remove the oil plug at my first oil change. I took care of that problem by replacing it with a Fumoto Valve. Don't think I'd use a Fumoto on the Ural, that is if it ever arrives.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:18 pm

Just went and looked at the manual, it does indeed specifically say "use a 17mm socket wrench" (drain plug)
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by codemonkey001 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:37 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Almost time to upgrade to a deep sump? :P
She's got a deep sump already. Tempted to swap it the the stock sump previous owner gave me when he bought it. Had to get it up on the center stand to get the drain pan and wrench underneath at the same time.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by codemonkey001 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:40 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Who did it up before? And do they need a good whipping...

Not the first time I've heard of this, WHY do people do up drain plugs so tight? :o Why do they think they're going to come undone and drop off otherwise?
No kidding. Problem is he's 300 miles away. There's a Ural dealer between us (coincidentally the original owner) so I think I'd run out of righteous anger on my way to see him, swallow my pride, and pay a pro to do it.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by rivers » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:06 pm

Don't fret. IMZ can't afford a real metallurgy lab/metallurgist. The best they could do was a Moscow Polytechnik master cheese maker for parts and tools. Point being use a socket or box end wrench not an open-end wrench. Spare drain plugs and sealing washers are just part of the deal with a Ural. On a side note the threads are conventional machine threads not pipe threads so the washer does the sealing, not the "strong like Russian Bear" torque. Rather milder like old hard Yak cheese torque is sufficient. :)
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by treeman1942 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:38 pm

I started the first service (300 MILE) on my 2019 yesterday. All three drain plugs were little more than hand tightened, no leakage though. The engine drain plug had almost zero metal flakings, the other two, transmission and rear drive had a lot of metal flaking. The engine and transmission oil looked very clean, the rear drive, a little dark.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by RC20 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:29 pm

Good tools on the oil (or filter housing) plug a must.

I snapped a cheap Japanese socket on my first 750 oil Filter housing (the oil filter had a small head and a large stem thread). Head rounded with the socket snap.

I could and did change the oil.

I got it back to AK and my step dad and I got on it with a vice grips and a pipe wrench (his idea) and got it off. Ungh.

Next step was to cut it off.
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Re: Not really an oil thread - oil adjacent

Post by RC20 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:30 pm

All three drain plugs were little more than hand tightened,
Man did those folks do anything but throw it together?
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