Hodakaguy's Ural Gear Up...Mods, Pics & Adventures!

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  1. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Back in the early days CSMI, the pre factory importer, specified adding Hyperlube to the engine, transmission, and FD. Not because it provided any extra protection, but because it subdued all the mechanical noise that was alarming to western ears. :lol3
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  2. Hodakaguy

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    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Yep both good products, I ran Swepco in my VW Syncro.

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  4. windmill

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    I've tried countless oils over the years, and finally settled for Valvoline VR-1 20w-50, Valvoline 75w-90, and a qt of Hyperlub divided between the engine, transmission, and FD at a ratio of 560ml, 400ml, 40ml respectively. I can usually find them on sale locally in the $6 per qt range.

    I figured since the extra .6l of oil in the new oil system calls for buying another qt of something, why not the Hyperlub, its cheap.
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    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    AAAAHHHH!!! Not another Oil Thread!!!!!

    My apologies, I’m certainly not bashing any particular gear oil someone else uses. I just wanted to add a couple of other oils I have experience with and use in addition to the Red Line mentioned.
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  6. windmill

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    Good info. I don't think anybody took it as bashing.

    Hyperlub is definitely snake oil, and I question most of its claims, but use it because it really does reduce mechanical noise, and smooth shifting like much more expensive oils.
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  7. TurTal

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    The Ural could give 2 shits about what oil it uses

    It's a fuel injected Tractor

    It doesn't make less noise or shift any smoother or go any faster or run any cooler whether you're running high dollar synthetics or dead dinosaurs...that's perception

    What it does care about is frequency

    Click off 2k and then change all the fluids and filter religiously and the Ural will be just fine for a long long time




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  8. windmill

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    A few oils like Redline heavy, and Hyperlub do subdue gear whine at speed, and do smooth out shifting.......especially clumsy shifting, and some of us are more clumsy than others. :augie

    Running cooler? Reduced wear? Meh, I doubt it and don't worry about it. I agree, doing scheduled maintenance as required is the real key to long term reliability
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  9. Hodakaguy

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    We will have to agree to disagree here. I've tried 20w-50 back to back with the Heavy Shockproof and there is a noticeable improvement in shifting. I'm happy with it and will continue to run it, your results may vary.

    Agreed proper interval changes are important, but lubrication can make a difference.

    People call Unimogs old road going tractors as well but lubrication can drastically help shifting in those as well. Most run Redline MT-90 in the Unimog trans with excellent results, again it made a noticeable difference in my U1300L Mog as well. Just because something is "old" technology doesn't mean modern lubes can't improve them.

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    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Lol...it's all good. Any time you post about ANY oil your going to get 500 different opinions :-). Thanks for the post

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    I must admit you are the only other guy on this site that has eve heard of SWEPCO, let alone used it! :beer
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    Quite a few VW guys use it :beer

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    You have my permission to do what ya want


    I'm a professional so I'll continue using the best oil on the market for my High performance desert Gear Ups

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    I saved enough money on fancy oil to buy another Ural



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  14. Hodakaguy

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    Sweet, you can have a whole fleet :D

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    I will admit the only issue I really have is when I get back from a long ride my GUP always smells like Kentucky fried chicken

    Came out one morning to find a kitty cat goin to town on my drain plug

    Guess a little bit weeped out


    Next time I'm gonna put out some mash taters and gravy to go with it

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    Hey TT, I resemble that remark. I have three fuel injected tractors and soon will have four when my cT gets here.
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    We used Swepco in our watsewater & sludge pumps. Seemed to lengthen rebuild intervals in a high abrasive & caustic environment.. Why yes, I do know Jack Shit! ;)
    Damn SB, 2 days in a row you've kicked up old memories for me!
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    Haha! Sorry, I didn't know you too were familiar with Swepco! OK, anyone else? :lol3
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    Fun Fact

    Originally Swepco was developed as a laxative

    It "Swep" the "Colon"....hence the name Swepco

    You'll notice if it gets burnt or has been used a long time it starts to smell like poo

    That's why I don't use it in my machines

    Makes em run like shit


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    Apparently you are using a different SWEPCO than the rest of us! :rofl:rofl

    Try the products made by the Southwestern Petroleum Company.

    https://www.swepcolube.com/about-sw...arkets,Fluids and Industrial Spray Lubricants.

    But then, any gear lube that gets way too hot (burnt) has a very distinctive odor that wll never wash out of your clothes. Get that stuff on your clothes and throw them away when you are done.