Low Profile Reel Maintenance

Now we talk about maintaining low profile reels, a hint that we fishermen feel very lack, I wanted to post this tip for some time, but waited a bit, to do research and gain experience in the subject, talked to several fishermen and again my friend Reece Nagayama referred me to some products, I want to share with you now.
He also has a video tutorial on low profile reel maintenance:

If you don’t feel well prepared to open a reel, send her a skilled technician, but carefully you can make a good maintenance on your reel.

Before I start I want to warn them that if they follow my instructions for maintenance, read the whole post to start. Don’t buy materials before reading the whole post, because stress some points impostantes about the materials, and on maintenance in some situations. and a few reels, may have different interior as a Shimano, but mainly the Daiwa reels, that your interior is different from what we know, so pay close attention, this maintenance was done on a reel, most reels have the interior as well.
This lubrication is to reels that were for fresh water, and they are dirty and that require lubrication, reels for fishing in salt water, we use other materials.
To start Let’s to materials.
You will need:
The plant exploded from your reel
A game of screwdriver and philips
A nut driver
Cotton-tipped swab
Paper napkin
Multipurpose lubricant oil
Blue grease for bearings

About the materials

The plant exploded is only a guide in case you get lost or don’t know where anything is located, it can help you.
Multipurpose lubricant oil Singer is highly recommended by many fishermen for maintenance in bearings, although it has a somewhat high density, let the bearing more protected, there are specific oils to lubricate the bearings of the reel, but are very difficult to find and are very expensive, but many fishermen use oil Singer including myself and never had problems.

Ideally use own grease reels, but has a high cost and are difficult to be found. We’ll use grease is grease based on lithium SOAP, the famous Blue grease, it is recommended by many fishermen have mineral base, and some have antioxidant properties that protect the reel salt water, but keep an eye on quality of grease, I use grease Unilit Blue, the problem is that these greases are sold in bottles of 0.5 kg , I chose to buy it anyway, but if you want, you can ask for a little in any workshop.

We use benzine to clean the bearings to but we can also use diesel fuel, lighter fluid or kerosene, but ideally, benzine.

first of all I must warn them that when we disassemble the reel, we have to let the parts in order to avoid confusion,

Well, let’s start! This maintenance was done on new reel Breeze GTO 8000 Marine Sports

First remove the side cover along with the reel,

To remove the side cover, is very varied, in this case pulled the PIN out and push the side cover up

And in this case we press this button and push the lid down.

Remove the screw that locks a clip, always remember to remove the screw, then the lid, or the latch (in this case) and then remove the nut, so no damaged both pieces

Remove the crank nut, remember to leave the fair with the key, not to dust the corners her and thus making it impossible to remove it again or dock it again.
Important, do not use pliers, his teeth damage the painting and the nut
as this reel has the right crank the nut loosens to the counterclockwise.
already the left crank reels, the nut loosens clockwise.

Withdraw now crank, note that soon after we have a disk, it prevents the handle touches the star of friction

Now let’s remove the star, turning her back, as es we were loosing friction.

Now we have removed the pressure discs

until here we take the crank part

We now remove side cover screws

Stay tuned because some screws are inside the chassis into the reel, in which case we may even see the hole used to screw the bolt, but for some reason he didn’t come.

And others may be behind the side cover on the chassis, near the fitting with the stick, or on the door of lubrication

Stay tuned as to sizes of screws, some are bigger than others, let them in order not to lose them and thread wrong and end up damaging the chassis or the side cover

Soon after the cover should come out without any effort, if she doesn’t leave, examine the plant exploded, and see if any other screw securing the chassis. When you’re removing the lid turn it upwards and remove slowly, just like in the picture, so to avoid that the pieces end up falling or the springs end up flying.

Here we have the side cover that came with the anti-reverse bearing, I prefer to leave it there, because there’s no confusion as to the side, but if you want to remove to service I shall speak later on, but for now let it there, later on I’ll focus on the correct side, we also see a bearing on side cover, which we will do later on review.

Back to the reel, she’s in that State in which we see, now remove the Crown and discs, step that deserves much attention.

We now remove all disks, to be easier to show the order of wheels and gears, come on, we have to take everything with a hand, be careful not to fall, because if the Crown is damaged, the reel is gone.

Very well, let’s order of disks

First we pulled a plate that can be in Stainless Steel, or aluminum.

We recalled a different disk, this is the brake disc

Now we have the Crown

Stay tuned after that comes more disks, and gears

In this case, behind the Crown comes these 2 discs

And while we’re talking about brake discs, some reels with higher cost may come with multidisc, this is done to let the brake harder, but don’t worry, these disks are usually alternated between aluminum (which also can be in steel) and carbon, as shown in the records of the Venator

Let’s remove the pinion and your support now, After we remove we see this gear, which is the pinion itself, and your support, note that it is reinforced with a stainless steel fitting, these Springs also assist the disarm button

Now let’s remove axle, for that we should remove the 2 screws of your support. There we see a rolling, generally it is only added to reels with more than 6 bearings, and don’t feel such a need to be having maintenance, but if you want the reel softer is good it be lubricated.

After removing all the pieces that we show, check that all parts are in sequence, that’s huge for reassembly, check that the place is well spaced, this also helps.

Here in this gear, is responsible for the distribution of the line behind her we have another bearing, I don’t smear because it is very laborious to remove it and it’s risky, because we should remove the Distributor level and line it, the piece can wear.

Remove carefully with a key

Now we got a manicure stick and introduced in the hole in the bearing and then dive it in benzene to clean it

Turn with the thumb, to realize a continuous rotating bearing himself, if he is rubbing, even after cleaning, it is damaged.

So get it in place and drop a drop of oil Singer

reinsert the axle into place, he has a right side, as you can see, the part is rounded down.

Shine, take a small amount of grease with a with the Matchstick.

Now we’re going to shine all the reel handle on quantity, but also don’t go exaggerating.

A location that leaves the reel softer, is the disarm button, put grease on everything there.

On the other side too

Now attach the pinion, don’t worry about the side, because it has a perfect fit on the upper, which prevents the pinion to be placed the wrong way, as you can see in the photo, also fitting the springs

We’re at that stage, now we will place the knob and the discs before fitting the gear, clean the surface thoroughly with a paper towel.

Let’s fit gear responsible for halting the reel, the teeth of the workpiece must be embedded in this way, if placed upside down, the spool does not lock.

Now let’s clean the brake disc, they have a better dried performance, not to slip. If the reel is releasing the line by leaps, lubricate lightly with grease teflonada

Place following the axis as pictured

Now clear the Crown, detail, after her, we can clean with paper napkin.

In front, I prefer clean with a cotton rods because it accommodates best on the walls, and let dry as you can see.

To fit the Crown must put the records up, as seen here, is there to settle the brake discs, if the piece is too dirty, clean it in fresh water and brushing with a toothbrush lasts, then it’s better to let dry and repeat the process of grease purge task described above.

Now the largest disk clear, in the same process on the other, drying up well on paper napkin, remembering that these discs are of asbestos, so work best, if your disks are teflon or spool the best carbon is apply a thin layer of grease teflonada, another interesting thing for conservation of these disks is to let the reel loose friction because these discs tend to decrease in size because of the pressure.

And so accommodating it within the Crown

Now comes the hard, dry it too, to avoid that he transfer his grease to the brake disc,

See it your a bevel, this cant stay up, as in the picture

Now let’s shine the Crown, with blue grease, with the help of a match stick
Before closing, we service the side cover

As we can see, reels with more than 8 bearings, can have one here at the fine adjustment knob,

in this case remove that hangs with the help of a knife and pulled the bearing from the outside, but a few reels, he can go out on the inside of the cover

An observation is that even forcing, threatening to break cover, I couldn’t remove the bearing out, so I ended up leaving, and doing your servicing him right there.
We will do so, soak a cotton swab with benzine and Ping in rolling, go testing the bearing with a toothpick, to realize that he is free, and let the bearing dry for some bookshelves

Ping also a drop of oil inside trim cover

Then ping a drop of oil in the bearing, then put the latch and screw the lid of the fine-tuning again.

About the anti-reverse bearing, already mentioned, that it is better to leave it on the cover of the reel, not to confuse the side, in this case I couldn’t pull it off, but if you get lost, the metal is coated side out as pictured.

While the side discovered is inside

Now, put a bit of grease inside the roller bearing, in fact he’s the only one bearing is lubricated with grease

Before putting the lid, note that this piece has a bevel, this cant is embedded on the outside of the reel, as pictured

Now put this disk that protects the bearing

And then put the side cover and replace the screws

And now we see that these disks are bent, they will fit in this way on reel against each other

So we put back this gear

When you’re putting the star of friction, pay attention if she’s straight, and if the thread is not wrong.

Before we go any further, let’s do a maintenance on crank and knobs

First we should remove this CAP that covers the axis

Now we see that there we have a screw, attention, some reels have an axis without screw, as shown, that because there no no bearing, but nothing prevents to lubricate with oil without taking it apart.

We have removed the screw and we see that there we have a bearing, it usually is only present in reels with more than 6 bearings.

Dive the bearing on benzene and do the usual maintenance of spin it with your thumb to listen to your sound.

before replacing the knob in place, we should clean it with a swab the inside of the knob.

Relocate the bearing, screw and the knob in place, and then drop a drop of oil.

And we repeat the process on the other knob

After this is done, get the crank and shook the nut anticlockwise, if the reel is right, if she left, she squeezes the clockwise, do not tighten too much, only press to leave the firm and crank so that the screw hole fitting in the hole.

Replace the clamp and tighten the screw

Now let’s turn our attention to the spool, take a cotton swab, soak in kerosene and a few drops on the spool shaft, bearing and go testing with finger, until I realized that the bearing is free.

After realizing that the bearing is free, wait to dry, and drip a drop of oil.

before you replace the spool, remove the excess grease with a manicure stick coated with paper napkin on the sides and on the pinion. this to avoid that the grease between the spool bearing, which by the way is the most important on the pitch.

Replace the spool on the chassis and get our attention the brake side cover.

remove the latch that holds the bearing of the CAP with a knife and holding the lock, so she doesn’t come out flying

For the skirt, cover bearing, you can use a key and push it out, or hit the lid on a piece of paper towel, be careful not to damage the bearing or the lid

Place the bearing on a stick and dip in benzine, rotate with your finger to release the rolling and wait to dry.

Meanwhile clean the bearing box and drip a drop of oil inside, so to avoid the rolling friction with the play

After that replace the bearing and the latch

and lubricate the bearing

I like to put 2 drops of oil on the edges of the centrifugal brake to avoid braking bushings cause a sound, today, some reels comes with this oil especially designed for this.

Now grease the shaft of the Distributor, and work, because this piece suffers much friction, especially at the bait-casting

Now with a soft cloth clean the entire reel, because she’s going to be slippery because of the grease and oil

After that the reel is ready for a fishing trip

before anything you do after lubrication of the reel, wash your hands thoroughly.


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