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  1. So no leaks at all today, but the starter did take a crap. 😠  I think it's been on its way out for some time now though as sometimes it would crank really slow, or it would take a couple of tries with the key for it to turn over.  I'll get that along with the front hubs changed tomorrow, and hope all is good.

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  2. 53 minutes ago, Powerram said:

    Its possible your axle shaft is bent causing the leaks if no visible wear is present

    I wondered that, so I ran it on jack stands, but I didn't see any run out. 

    There was no leak on the drive into the city, and it would have been dripping pretty good before. I'll check again after the drive back out, and hopefully it'll be dry. 

  3. This weekend I finally changed the leaky drivers side rear axle seal and bearing.  The last two that went in it were Timken (seals and bearings), and they both leaked.  I'm trying Federal Mogul ones (even though the bearing says Timken) a try this time.  I changed the diff oil while I was at it, and it did look like a bit of water might have gotten in, but it wasn't too bad.  I wanted to change the t-case fluid since I've yet to change it, but I ran out of time.

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  4. 2 hours ago, sar4x4 said:

    Paint the motor?

    I thought of that after I removed it, checked it, sealed it and put it back on...  The paint on it would have to be mostly stripped as it's chunky and very rough in spots.  The motor is easy to remove though, so it might just happen yet.

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  5. On 7/19/2019 at 12:08 PM, sar4x4 said:

    Welcome to the world of a classic and robust winch.

    Touching on this a bit, it amazes me how simple and tough this winch is.  The motor is date stamped Feb, 1985, and it seems to work perfectly.  I'm not sure a motor on a modern-day winch will have that sort of life span.  Everything is easy to service, with all parts still available to buy, and no special tools are needed to work on it.

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  6. Almost forgot to post this. I added shrink wrap terminal boots to the motor, and since the motor looks ugly because of an ugly *** paint job, I put the box on back on it. It's kind of in sad shape too, so I'm not sure which ugliness is better, lol. 




  7. On 7/19/2019 at 12:08 PM, sar4x4 said:

    Welcome to the world of a classic and robust winch.  And a beautiful Jeep with quality workmanship.....

    Congrats Derek! I hope to meet you on the trail/event sometime again soon!

    Thanks Eugene!  I look forward to the next time we can get out on a run together!

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