Critter350 wrote:That’s looking the goods DB, should last forever.
I'd like to think it would Crit. It will wear out a little bit slower than warn intends at least
Got some time today to reassemble
Most of the fastening hardware showed signs of rusting or corroding
Prepped for a coat of rust guard
Lots of different websites and youtube clip all give different recommendations for what grease to use.
After breaking the winch down it appears that Warn use 4 different lubricants:
A CV like grease in the gears, a red light grease or oil in the bottom sun gear that inserts into the brass bush, a thick brown grease for the free spool gear and the green grease for the seals.
XP grease was a bit thinner than the original green grease but perhaps it had hardened over time
Packed in to just above the level observed when torn down
Reused gaskets on the gear housing - still in very good condition compared to the motor housing gaskets
Reassembled housing using match mark
Used XP grease on the gear lever
Trial fit of the winch drum to access grease. It didnt hold shape like original grease
Had a about 20% too much packed in but easily cleaned up
Applied a light smear of XP grease onto the face of the top sun gear
Temporary installation of OEM spreader bars. Checked correct seating of motor spline
Remembered to Install the motor end washer but forgot the motor spline hub
Fiddly spreading the bushes out over the bearing and commutator
New gasket on the motor. Dielectric grease on terminal bolts
Was easier to put the gasket on the end plate - held its own position
More corrosion under the earth terminal. Cleaned up with dremmel, new 316 stainless washer and dielectric grease
Had to sand off the paint in the motor end cap where the bearing seats - snug fit
Easier to install the motor horizontally.