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Ok after 14 months of almost pure torture to this poor lil winch it finally died on me. Milemarker PE3500, this poor winch has been through thick and thin with me and pullin the ole Foreman 500 along.

When it pulled, It pulled hard! The contactor works fine and Warn mini rocker switch does to. I didnt expect it to last quite this long. I know what killed it though.

We used to ride every friday and saturday all summer. The creek and mud played its toll on the winch. I used it almost every ride.

We got really busy at work and my Foreman sat up for 3 months. All the water i think got to it. The brushes on the end cap were sticking to the outside so it wasnt gettin a great connection. Also the magnets came loose from the body of the winch, so that is the serious problem.

Im calling MM tomorrow to see what they say. I know its out of warranty but i would just like to get another motor for it.


After rides like this, i dont see how it even lasted this long...









I wish i had some pics of this summer on the creek.. the sand didnt bother the winch at all, i took it completley apart only to find some grease that had about a teaspoon of water in it.

If they wont cover it, im buying another one ASAP. Might take a lil more care of it though. I now know the limits of this winch.

Abused World Wide??

It aint tough till it has passed the ******* Inspection......
 

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lol...that first picture probably took abuot a dozen oil changes to get all the water out...
 

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actually it only took 4 oil changes.. along with some seafoam for insurance. There wasnt all that much water in the oil. i think the snorkel actually helped me.. the air box hardly had any water in it. But when it flipped upside down i think water went through that vent at the top of the airbox.. This is one strong bike..
 

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wow...mine took like 8 changes last time but all i had was regular oil...i have hard of a special type of oil made to get the water out in like 2-3 changes if the oil is like whte...must be good stuff..hopefully i wont have to try it out though..lol
 

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actually it only took 4 oil changes.. along with some seafoam for insurance. There wasnt all that much water in the oil. i think the snorkel actually helped me.. the air box hardly had any water in it. But when it flipped upside down i think water went through that vent at the top of the airbox.. This is one strong bike..
How did you use the seafoam? I have some and don't know to use it. I sank mine last sunday and am changing the oil and seen your post and am wondering if it helps.
 

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When i used the seafoam i used super cheap oil from walmart and mixed a half bottle of Seafoam with a oil change and let it sit there and warm up until the fan came on. and just wait for about 10-15 min.. let the oil get good and hot. then drain it...

New filter and same cheap oil and half bottle of Seafoam, same warm up time.

on the 3rd change i couldnt see any water in it so i changed it again with a new filter.

i just decided to try the seafoam... dont know if it helped any... it just sounded like a good idea. on the last oil change i put in my regualar Castrol GTX 10w40?? i think thats the right numbers? its been awhile. and i use WIX filters because they are only $4.
 
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