Grr... Damn you quadratec and damn you superwinch!
So my recon quit spooling out. In was fine but it had to be disengaged to pull line. When taking it apart there was a mystery screw rattling around inside. Turns out one of the solenoid screws was never seated from the factory (the end where it should engage was stripped). My guess is that it shorted something out.
So, time for a replacement. I had heard good things about the Superwinch talon series. The waterproofing was a big plus. So, I ordered one with synthetic line from quadratec. Today I finally got around to installing it. Pulled my old mounting plate off and cleaned it up. Unpacked the Superwinch and.. huh? Wire had been spooled and it was obvious The finish was worn off in spots and other spots had the wire imprint. Thankfully there was no damage to the spool or wire bits. I was not happy but at least I could get it on for the run to Chocolocca this coming weekend.
Now for the synthetic rope. Kudos to superwinch/quadratec for including good quality Viking rope. Loosened the set screw and threaded the rope through. When I got to the second spot wrapped with electrical tape (the spot in the spool and set by the set screw) it would not feed through. I pulled it back out and pulled off the electrical tape. Presto. The line is damaged. Looks like one whole strand is broken.
FML. Quadratec is getting a not happy call from me early Monday.
For some reason I could not upload the pics. Will try again later.
Last edited by bgall; 07-15-2012 at 03:17 PM.