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Hadnt planned on doing this as yet but curiosity got the better of me so decided to see what condition it was actually in a wee bit grotty and did not want to free spool so ripped it out synthetic rope and hawse ordered for now  

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Just so much scrap now from both winches regards Stephen 

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This type of Warn winch has a big issue with the free-spool gear bonding to the casing. They leak through the free-spool lever

Lots of easing oil, gentle warming and application of plumbers freeze spray.

The casting is made out of old cheese, by the way

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Is there a test for that frees pool issue, David?  Is it a seizure or a failure to grip?  Given that mine hasn’t been used since 2008, but not submerged since the previous owner rebuilt it, I don’t know if mine will be affected.

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5 hours ago, Nonimouse said:

This type of Warn winch has a big issue with the free-spool gear bonding to the casing. They leak through the free-spool lever

Lots of easing oil, gentle warming and application of plumbers freeze spray.

The casting is made out of old cheese, by the way

My freespool lever is ok but winch generally very difficult to freespool out probably just needs a good internal clean up regards Stephen oh and I'll need to re-wax the cheese to get it shiny again

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Stripped winch down to its component parts and cleaned the tin worm has  been a little excited on a few of the parts but nothing that cant clean up 20200818_031627.thumb.jpg.80c8eb2f204f26dfb5626f5df8576752.jpg

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All back together to check freespool out working ok now it would appear that just enough surface rust was causing enough friction to stop things working all in all very happy not too bad considering I've had it around 25 years and this is the first time I've stripped it down plus I dont know how old it was before that 20200818_034458.thumb.jpg.b8d36276f88a6037699586b7e7df4d13.jpg

So just clean up and grease up and job sorted also have a new decal kit coming over from America couldn't track anything down over here regards Stephen 

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22 hours ago, Snagger said:

Is there a test for that frees pool issue, David?  Is it a seizure or a failure to grip?  

Mine was free but a bit notchy it's a rear winch and mounted just inside back body so is protected from the weather there was a tad of surface rust on it but once removed and greased lightly it now works fine the only test for mine was if it's in freespool I should be able to turn the drum and I couldnt if your freespool lever operates smoothly (freespool gear moves sideways when disengaging if this is stiff then it will also be stiff to turn as surface rust will effect it in both planes of travel ) through its cycle it should  be ok as it's either free or engaged with the splines on the casting my specific problem was the spool bush surfaces had rust on them and this was dragging on the plastic spool bushes and therefore preventing the drum turning unless under power from battery hope this helps regards Stephen

 

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I find putting grease in these planetary units doesn't really coat the gears, especially as they always seem to let some water in.

Last one I did I threw some of that semi red sloppy grease you use in huskys, was a bit of a juggle, but seems to have worked in keeping it nice and free and smooth.

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2 hours ago, Stellaghost said:

Drum painted and heat shrink on just waiting for decals coming then I can get it installed and rope put on regards Stephen 

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Very tidy.

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On 8/17/2020 at 11:25 AM, Snagger said:

Is there a test for that frees pool issue, David?  Is it a seizure or a failure to grip?  Given that mine hasn’t been used since 2008, but not submerged since the previous owner rebuilt it, I don’t know if mine will be affected.

Hi Nick

 

Sorry I missed this. Been on leave.

All XD9000 type Warn winches (including all the branded ones) suffer form this issue to some extent. It's all about maintenance

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So rear winch refitted 

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Still waiting for the decal set from America.  However two problems have arisen 100 foot of 10mm rope all be it not wound on under load is almost too much for the drum any bunching will cause damage

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A 100 foot of 13mm rope on the front 8274 gives more clearance although will still have to be careful when winching so I may have to shorten the rear rope and have two at 50 foot each but I'll know better once rear is wound on under load the other issue is two shiny refurbished winches now makes my lightweight look like a bag of sh$te regards Stephen 

 

 

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Your labels are for the type I have (9000i)?  Or the literal twist in refitting the freespool lever so that it is vertical with the drum feet bouted to a vertical face, 90 degrees from the standard arrangement?

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Interesting that they “warn” that Californians are a cancer and reproductive risk.  A lot of them are toxic, especially in Hollywood, so their candour is welcome!

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