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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 12:23 AM
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I was wondering if anyone else has airflow problems at highway speeds because of their winch. Around town and off-road the Jeep runs at a perfectly acceptable temperature, but when I get on the freeway, it heats up. It is not overheating, but it does run fairly hot. Looking at the winch, it looks like it could block quite a bit of air, and that is what I think is happening. I don't have a gauge installed that indicates the exact numerical value, but it runs quite a bit hotter then it does at slower speeds. Would an electric fan help remedy this situation? I don't think that it is excessively hot, but I don't like it running warm like it does. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have checked all the vital fluids, and everything it tip top.

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Re: Winches and Airflow

If you have a warn winch with the remote selenoid box, you can just move the selenoids under the hood. Thats what I had to do. I don't think an electric will do anything at highway speeds. Also make sure your shroud is in good shape.

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That is what I was afraid of. The winch is a Ramsey. I didn't think that the electric fan would help a lot if there is no air for the fan to pull. But I had to check. I would hate to pull the winch, because I never know when I may get the itch to go off-road and need the winch, plus I have to drive it to get off-road, since I don't have a trailer. It is just too handy to not have on all the time.

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what ramsey do you have? usually the warn m8274 is the winch that causes the most problems. i have a ramsey re 8000 (just took it off and replaced it with a warn m8274) and it was kinda big but it didn't give me any cooling problems. what size motor do you run? what size radiator? how old is your radiator? do you run a fan shroud?

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i have the same thing hapening with my waren x8000i, i have tryed the elect. fan but no help on the highway, it does help on the trail. i would like to know what you find out on this issue. please keep me posted
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Re: Winches and Airflow

Same problem here, but I have the 8274. The jeep warms right up, but never gets any hotter than the pre-winch days on the street or the trail. However, during highway driving, the needle does move up more than normal.
I have a 2 core radiator, the original rigid fan, but my jeep didn't come with a shroud.
I think to cure this problem, either a 3 core radiator or a shroud would be in order.



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Re: Winches and Airflow

I have an 8274, had the same problem. I put on a direct drive fan, ie: no fan clutch. This made a big difference. It still runs about 220-235 at idle or in the woods though, highway is about 215-220.

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This was my fix to the problem. Check out the pic.

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Jim, Could you please upload the pic in JPG format? This .art format doesn't display in browsers

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