Oil on brake band and clutch disks

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Oil on brake band and clutch disks

Post by 2010OWNER » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:59 pm

I'm rebuilding a 3325 winch for use on my 2010. I just opened it up and found the clutches and brake oil soaked.
On the old Series 20 winch, I had good luck heating things with a propane torch and soaking in denatured alcohol when the pressure plate would spew brake fluid all over everything.
Does anyone have a different process they have used successfully?
Yes, I know it is best to buy new clutch disks and a brake band, but spending another $1800 just isn't in the budget.
Thanks.
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Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

Post by Jaybird » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:58 am

I just rebuilt an 8-a winch. I relined the brake band and clutch pads for $320. Call Asheville clutch and brake in N.C. should be good to go as long as your bands are in good shape

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Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

Post by Ray III » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm

I have a miniature electric oven that I have been able to cook most of the oil out of a set of track clutch discs (definitely an outdoor activity). Be careful not to overdo it, fiber discs may fall apart.

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Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

Post by 2010OWNER » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:16 pm

Thanks.
I'm going to try baking them around 300 degrees for a half hour or so...just have to wait for the wife to be gone to town for awhile.

If it doesn't work out I'll go the relining route.
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Re: Oil on brake band and clutch disks

Post by Jim B » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:17 am

If you decide to replace them. check with Lavoy on the discs, he might have or be able to get those. I think those are easier replaced than relined. The brake band relining would be an viable option for it, Lavoy might have a source for that as well if you don't. He may be able to get the seals as well.

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