Next time you take it apart, liberally grease all the connection points, drive shaft and under the drag star/handle. When you rinse it off lock the drag down and once it dries wipe the outside with corrosion x and it will run smoothReel actually worked how it should this morning. Landed 3 short halibut and called it a day. Reluctant to hose that thing off now as it doesn't really get too wet in the kayak. Maybe a light misting and cloth dry lol.
No it doesnt, it requires grinding. I tried this originally and ended up with galvanic corrosion on the unanodized aluminum.Does the Cortez fit without machining? And is it this one you are talking about? https://stores.tunasreeltroubles.co...ergo-grip-handle-assembly-for-cortez-cz-5csa/
Yea, it seems like it doesn't want to go all the way to the right.
Does the Cortez fit without machining? And is it this one you are talking about? https://stores.tunasreeltroubles.co...ergo-grip-handle-assembly-for-cortez-cz-5csa/
I've found my level winds get more salt in them than my other reels. They do need to be serviced more often. I believe all reels are shipped with the spool bearings greased, not oiled. The reason the manufacturers do this is to protect the bearing while it's being shipped and sitting in the tackle store. If you want a better free spool, the spool bearings need to be cleaned to get the grease out. Remove them from the reel, remove the faceplate on the bearing, and use a light solvent like rubbing alcohol to break down the grease. Then rinse with water and blow dry (not too hot) as sometimes there's internal plastic the ball bearings ride in. The 2 drops of Reelix, too much oil can slow down the free spool too.Thanks for the info. Went out Saturday and it was stickier than before. Seemed fine at home, tension down with a smooth quick release. Don't think it has anything to do with how the line's on there. It's not going back yet since I use it too often, so time to tear it down. I'll check the videos wrt flushing, and appreciate the oil rec's. Not excited to do that every week though if that's what's required to maintain optimal performance!