Thursday, November 10, 2016

Another Ural Tech Day...

I returned home on Monday evening and on Wednesday, JedR brought over his 2015 Patrol with the winter studded tires stacked on the rear rack. We swapped to the studded tires and discovered that the rear brake pads were pretty worn out. He had already ordered a spare set and we figured out how to replace them as well as properly adjust the parking brake. He thinks that the parking brake didn't release completely when the bike was new and caused the pads to wear prematurely. The pads on the front and sidecar disc brakes show minimal wear.

JedR had picked me up in the morning from the Diesel Doctor, a local shop specializing in diesel trucks, where I had dropped off the truck to get most of the fluids changed. The coolant is 7.5 gallons and I really didn't want to deal with that much antifreeze. They also changed the transmission, transfer case, front differential and rear differential oil as well as go over the truck for problems such as the serpentine belt, hoses, bearings, seals, etc. This is in anticipation of our road trip next summer. The report was no problems. Not bad for an 11 year old vehicle.

On Thursday, JedR returned and we removed the oil pan to install the deep sump pan and oil pickup extension. The 2015 uses a different method of mounting the oil pump and screen and we ended up calling Terry Crawford, a Ural dealer in southern Michigan, and the maker of the extension. It turns out that there should have been two of the old oil pump bolts with the holes for safety wire included with the order. This would allow the extension to move slightly and not hit the inside of the deep sump pan. The new bolts are in the mail. Excellent service. This is the same deep sump and extension that I had installed on my 2012 during the overhaul. 

5 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Never had much luck with the parking brake on my 2014 Patrol, ended up disabling it and using a handlebar brake device instead. One symptom was abnormal wear rates on the brake pads.

Trobairitz said...

Welcome home, looks like some snow on the ground finally.

RichardM said...

The cam for the parking brake has a really steep ramp on it. We removed the lever off at the rear hub to back it off allowing us to install the new pads. Then turned the actuator by hand until it contacted the piston then reinstalled the lever on the splines. We ended up backing up the cable adjustment at the brake handle and it held great and released completely.

RichardM said...

Thank you, and there is a little bit of snow. Only and inch or so...

redlegsrides said...

sounds right, just monitor closely.