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Reel Maintenance
February 1, 2009
4:54 pm
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Does anyone know where I can take my reels and get them cleaned and lubed for the upcoming season. I am one of those guys who takes something apart and always has parts left over. Last year I took apart my Shimano baitcaster to oil and clean it and I couldn't get it to work afterward. I need them oiled, but I am not going to do it.

February 1, 2009
9:13 pm
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Send them back to Shimano. For $25 for a 400 and $30 for a 400 TE, they will replace all the parts that need it and make the reel perform like new. I do mine every couple of year. It's worth every penny. Parts are usually at no charge as long as it is not abuse.

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February 10, 2009
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I'm also a little hesitant to take reels apart for fear of not getting them back together. Last week I sent a shimano reel back to the manufacturer to have the level wind fixed, and asked them to do routine maintence on it and oil it. Turn around time should be around 3 weeks according to their website. They have a form on their website to fill out and I wrote in the additional requests in the comments section of the form, I think shipping was around 5 bucks.

Here's a link to the form to fill out:

http://fish.shimano.com/publis.....vices.html

Team MTF

February 10, 2009
11:33 pm
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Great info... I will be sending them out for cleaning and lubrication. Thanks. 😉

February 18, 2009
10:54 pm
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Thanks for the link Tim.

Just what I was looking for.

GSR

February 19, 2009
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If your in NJ - Sportsman Center does a great job - they send reels out every Thursday and depending on service done could be complete in under 2 weeks. On a side note I literally sheered a cranking handle off a shimano curado last summer and they fixed the reel in under a month. Always good to help out the locals.

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