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Recurring problem after reel cleaning. #4141092 11/11/09 06:14 PM
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I have a Revo STX, and Pflueger Patriarch.

to totally different reel mechanically.

Well they both saw some salt water yesterday, so of course when I got home I stripped them down and cleaned/re lubed them.

Now, on BOTH reels, its as though the spool tension knob has sort of lost its effectiveness.

On both reels, if I tie on 1/4oz weigh and hold the rod out, I have to tighten the tension knob almost all the way down.. I.E. just 3 or 4 clicks short of being cranked all the way down before it gives enough tension on the spool for the weight not to fall.

before, I had the same amount of spool tension, with about 3/4 turn left on he Pflueegerer, and almost a full turn on the STX.

if I leave the reel at the previous settings, the weight will fall fast, hit the ground and I get a minor backlash, trying to actually cast that way, results in a scene resembling Buckwheat crawling out of my reel.

Its the same on both reels, so it is something I am doing, getting oil somewhere I shouldn't perhaps.

Btw both of these reels are less than a month old, and this is the first time either has been cleaned.

any ideas?

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4141161 11/11/09 06:31 PM
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Make sure you did not lose any shims in knobs?


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Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: lure buddy] #4141254 11/11/09 07:01 PM
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that was my first assumption, but I checked and I dont have any extra parts hehe, and I re-did everything and double checked the diagram to make sure everything went on in the correct order.

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4141842 11/11/09 09:52 PM
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it's overlubed

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: Manchu] #4142209 11/11/09 11:25 PM
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I think that is probably the issue.

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4143109 11/12/09 03:30 AM
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Well i stripped the reel back down, and removed all grease and oil with solvent, then re-greased and re-oiled the reel VERY carefully, and only in the places specified in the maintenance book.

Made no difference, the know still turns 4 or 5 times and makes NO impact on the spool tension, then the last half of 1 turn it does, the setting I need for a 1/4 spinner bait is 3 clicks from being absolutely bottomed out.

not.. good.

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4143551 11/12/09 09:44 AM
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try tightnig the tensing knob all the way down then back it off

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: SEABAG] #4143939 11/12/09 02:26 PM
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No noticabe change.

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4145148 11/12/09 08:14 PM
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how did you prepare the drag washers. are they dry, greased, or oiled?
did you by chance misplace the preload washer in the tension cap?


Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: lite-liner] #4146994 11/13/09 06:44 AM
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nothing is missing.


the drag washers (the black and silver washers?) are dry.

Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: WingNutt] #4149825 11/14/09 02:44 AM
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Take them to a repair shop. You've left something out, or they are assembled incorrectly. After all this you need professional help or you would have found it by now.


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Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: Capt'n Wings] #4150960 11/14/09 05:06 PM
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And by professional help, I think he means a professional reel mechanic, not a shrink....lol...


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Re: Recurring problem after reel cleaning. [Re: shootisttx] #4152474 11/15/09 03:35 AM
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With all this aggravation, he may need both. :-)


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