Excellent, I think you have diagnosed my problem, one of them is very slightly concave, the other is flat. So I am wondering if I have over tightened it to the point of making it flat. Another issue I see my star drag spacer has a concave face, is it supposed to? If yes should the concave piece be to the reel or to the handle. Last question, how tight do you tighten the star drag nut as you reassemble?
Thanks for all your help, I wish you were closer I'd just bring buy.
You should have two drag spring washers and above those should be a flat washer...your drag star spacer should concave up to get the reel handle space between it and the drag star to allow for drag adjustment without binding...the drag spring washers should oppose one another
If you keep your drags tightened all the time while the reels are not being used you will crush the drag washers making them ineffective...I would replace them with carbontex drag washers...very inexpensive and a great upgrade...very smooth drag