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Winch Question (grease)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Leper, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Leper

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    I am cleaning my Warn XD9000 and I want to know what grease kind of grease you guys use to put on the gears. Will bearing grease work? Trying to find something easily availiable.
     
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    I used wheel bearing grease as it is designed for high temp and pressure use. Mine works fine and I have had no problems since I cleaned and greased it.

    Ira
     
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    What warn uses is a grease called Areoshell #7 (I think the number is correct) you can always give their customer service a call and see if they know of a dealer/location so you can get some grease.
     
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    Are you saying not to use the bearing grease?
     
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    If you are around water Marine bearing grease works well also. The grease that warn put in mine did not do well at all and actually siezed the clutch ring and I had to disassembly clean and rebuild my winch after only 1 use.:o . I have worked it hard with wheel bearing grease and it still operates smoothly with no noises the clutch lever works smoothly also. I do not want to start a pissing contest this is just my experience.

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    It gets in water occasionally. There are several boat shops around here, good idea.
    Anyone else?
     
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    No I'm not saying that, I'm just saying what Warn uses when the winches leave their building.
     
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    aeroshell17.jpg

    What muddytaz said, Aero-Shell 17, it is a synthetic aviation grease, got mine from the neighbor(ex plane inspector/mechanic), I saw it in a ATV dealer here, since most ATV's around here have warn winches on them.

    aeroshell17.jpg
     
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    I knew the number had a 7 in it. Been a few years since I've worked there, couldn't remember the exact number for sure.
     
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    I just happened to move a tube of it in the garage 15 minutes ago, weird.
     

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