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#10760046 - 04/11/15 09:38 AM LEWS ISSUES?
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
ok so my lews is 2 years old (its the 200 dollar one), and it is making a "squall" sometimes when i cast and not going far, sometimes it goes great, sometimes TERRIBLE...

Anybody have this issue? anybody know a fix? was considering replacing bearings, I've never done that but hey rather spend 50 on bocca bearings then buy a new Lews. I think its just a one year warranty soooooo I'm out on that i figure...
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#10760049 - 04/11/15 09:43 AM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
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Call them! Send it back.
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#10760244 - 04/11/15 12:41 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
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When was the last time you oiled the bearings?
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#10760320 - 04/11/15 01:52 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
catslayer Offline
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yesterday... twice no good......

warranty is out... I'm thinking i may try to get some bocca bearings and swap them out...
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#10760536 - 04/11/15 04:54 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
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very well could be the spool shims...we do repairs on lews as well as upgrades with boca bearings...check my website in my sig and give me a call if we can help you out.

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#10760715 - 04/11/15 07:18 PM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
Coast Tackle Service Offline
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Common problem on Lews, Pfluegers. Did you oil the pinion bearing? Also check for loose spool pins if dual brakes (Centrifugal Brakes and Magnetic Brakes)Also if Centrifugal you will have a squeal during the cast if there is corrosion or grease/Trash on Brake Drum. Usually the reel will free spool quietly until you actually cast it and you can have some friction squeal from the inside of the pinion gear, the ends of the spool shaft (As above mentioned on the shims) and from the magnetic and centrifugal brake system. Or the bearings could be bad also but if you oiled them that should not be the problem. You might try flushing them and only use ONE drop of oil in each.
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#10763984 - 04/13/15 11:14 AM Re: LEWS ISSUES? [Re: catslayer]
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Registered: 02/12/07
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those Pure Fishing/Doyo centrifugal breaks are SO sensitive to old lube/trash causing noise and decreasing casting performance.

It's really bad on the Gen 2 Revos too.

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