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Postby zacco » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:20 am

Hey blokes, has anyone fitted a grease nipple to the gear side of an electric winch?
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Re: winch lube

Postby Brinky » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi Zacco. Is your winch a Runva? If it is please let me know if this mod works. Wonder why they don't fit grease nipples from new.
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Re: winch lube

Postby geeves » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:25 pm

Adding a grease nipple wouldnt deal with any water that got in. Also you dont fill them with grease only giving the parts a good coating. A quick google came up with a guide
https://www.whichcar.com.au/gear/recove ... -4x4-winch
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: winch lube

Postby zacco » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Hey runva, mines an ironman winch
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Re: winch lube

Postby Brinky » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 am

They say the best way to make your winch last is use it heaps. Mine gets plenty of use as I'm always getting stuck trying to follow those big trucks. I just wish I had bought the faster winching model.
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Re: winch lube

Postby mudslinger » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:26 pm

to much grease can make it really hard to pull out on free spool. few people have said to get rid of all the grease and run atf in there.
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Re: winch lube

Postby tonkamu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:48 pm

I got the same runva 9500 xs winch, I rang runva once and they said u don't have to do anything?
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Re: winch lube

Postby mudslinger » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:36 pm

tonkamu wrote:I got the same runva 9500 xs winch, I rang runva once and they said u don't have to do anything?



overtime water and crap can get in. strippping it down from time to time and re greasing needs to be done unless you want it to work the one time it needs to?
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