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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Winch Maintenance

Just wondering about any particular comments on how to maintain my Warn Winch I just put on over the weekend. I have a cover on the way and read that you make sure that the cable is dry before putting it back on the roller and to make sure it is nice and straight. Any other particulars? Thanks in advance.

Tom in the Great State of Arkansas

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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Unread 07-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Just wondering about any particular comments on how to maintain my Warn Winch I just put on over the weekend. I have a cover on the way and read that you make sure that the cable is dry before putting it back on the roller and to make sure it is nice and straight. Any other particulars? Thanks in advance.

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I put dieltric grease in the contacts for the controller to keep them from corroding.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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Which winch is it. The 8274 has a lot of mods you can do but I am not sure of the rest.

8274:
create oil fill and drain - done
grease electricals - done
move solinoid pack into engine compartment - just did but havent installed
swap solinoids for superwinch control box - just did but havent installed
take apart, grease and rebuild - done
powdercoat or paint - done
convert to double motor for a mind blowing line speed - still on the long list
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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Here's a good thread on how to take care of your winch - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/h...-help-1299317/
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Unread 08-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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That thread also asks about theft protection. Although a ton of locktite would make it hard for thieves it would make it hard for you as well. Tuffy sells a product called a "bolt locker". It's a two piece steel cover for one of the plate mounting bolts (usually the front two winch bolts are inaccessible until the mount is removed). One half goes on with one of the plate mounting bolts and the cover locks to it. It is made from 1/4" steel so it is quite durable.

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