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Bearings?? #13451765 02/26/20 04:14 AM
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I bought a used Abu Garcia Revo SX for a great price. As soon as I got it home I performed a basic cleaning and lube. After a few days, I noticed that there was a slight grinding feeling when retrieving. Not bad, but noticeable. When I bomb out a heavier bait, I watch the rod tip pulse and vibrate more than usual.

I'm not very experienced with this, so I'd like to get some opinions. My thought is the spool isn't spinning freely and there's a bad bearing. Maybe dirty from sitting unused for so long. Should I remove the bearings and soak them in a solution, or replace them?

Or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Bearings?? [Re: Lee Finlay] #13451823 02/26/20 11:12 AM
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It could def be a spool bearing that is dirty or wore out...they are cheap enough to replace or upgrade to boca bearings...you can pull them and soak them to clean them out too...if itโ€™s the bearing on the spool itself you will need some spool pin pliers to remove it

Or you can send it to me for a full service and I will go through the bearings for ya

Re: Bearings?? [Re: Lee Finlay] #13452169 02/26/20 04:20 PM
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Most likely dirty bearings.
I would soak all 3 bearings.
Once dry a drop of oil and see if that is better.


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Re: Bearings?? [Re: Lee Finlay] #13463606 03/07/20 04:13 PM
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I soaked the bearings, oiled them up, and added a bit of grease to the line guide and main gear (through the port).

The reel feels silky smooth on a normal speed retrieve, but feels gritty as hell when reeling super slow. You can feel pops through the entire body, into the rod.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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What kind of oil did you use?


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Ardent Reel Butter bearing lube

Re: Bearings?? [Re: Lee Finlay] #13464853 03/09/20 02:52 AM
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Get it to me and I will take a look at no charge.
I think you have too much oil and shouldn't have any grease on the bearings.


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Maybe a slightly bent spool shaft?


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Originally Posted by vanhagar
Maybe a slightly bent spool shaft?


I would think that I could feel a bent spool shaft consistently?
I don't know for sure though.

This feels like a binding, then a pop. Very minute, but noticeable on super slow retrieves.
I was thinking maybe bearings or a line guide pawl issue?

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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
Originally Posted by vanhagar
Maybe a slightly bent spool shaft?


I would think that I could feel a bent spool shaft consistently?
I don't know for sure though.

This feels like a binding, then a pop. Very minute, but noticeable on super slow retrieves.
I was thinking maybe bearings or a line guide pawl issue?


take a close look at your worm shaft

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Originally Posted by 03svtsnakevert
Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
Originally Posted by vanhagar
Maybe a slightly bent spool shaft?


I would think that I could feel a bent spool shaft consistently?
I don't know for sure though.

This feels like a binding, then a pop. Very minute, but noticeable on super slow retrieves.
I was thinking maybe bearings or a line guide pawl issue?


take a close look at your worm shaft


Will do. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
Originally Posted by 03svtsnakevert
Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
Originally Posted by vanhagar
Maybe a slightly bent spool shaft?


I would think that I could feel a bent spool shaft consistently?
I don't know for sure though.

This feels like a binding, then a pop. Very minute, but noticeable on super slow retrieves.
I was thinking maybe bearings or a line guide pawl issue?


take a close look at your worm shaft


Will do. Thank you!


Anytime

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I finally got around to taking apart the worm shaft and giving it a good cleaning. Today I took it out for a test ride.
Now it's smooth as silk.

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
I finally got around to taking apart the worm shaft and giving it a good cleaning. Today I took it out for a test ride.
Now it's smooth as silk.

Thank you!


Your quite welcome

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