JX G-2 losing freespool

Steel Seeker 40

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Mar 20, 2018
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Seattle, WA
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Steel Seeker 40
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Pelican Catch 120
I was trying to fish my JX at 15# strike. It was getting jammed up trying to deep drop 6oz weights. I opened it up and cleaned out some very gummy grease. After oiling it back up, I am still losing freespool performance at 13# at strike. Maybe this is why I can't cast fishing 40# lines. Does anyone have a fix or do I need to send this reel in?
 

Texas Tuna

Pinfish pimp
May 18, 2020
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637
Rockport Texas
Name
Oliver Cheng
Boat
cabo 45 sportfish
Classic avet problems. Check pinion and spool bearings along with the bellevilles.
 

AKSalmon

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Jul 15, 2006
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Juneau, Alaska
Name
Bill Brown
Boat
Sold my Parker. You can find me on the Red Rooster.
Like all aluminum reels, your reel needs to be serviced annually. That is probably the main issue. Also like all lever drags, losing free spool at higher drag may be due to a bad pinion bearing -- the first bearing to go out on all lever drags. Avet does great service at a good price. Just saying ...
 
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