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by Texas_bullet
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: Small bearing greaser

Well I would like one. Looks like more than a $17 item, though. Went to the website and it was in Japanese. I asked a repair shop how they greased bearings and was told they don't....they oil them all. (not confidence inspiring) :shock:
by Texas_bullet
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: Small bearing greaser

Thanks, guys. $70 is a little steep for my infrequent use. I will visit my friends at the local Shimano shop and asked how they do it.
by Texas_bullet
Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Small bearing greaser

I have misplaced my small bearing greaser, a two piece plastic rig. Some reel bearings should be greased, not oiled. I have over a dozen reels that need servicing and have not found anything with an on-line search. The missing greaser forces old grease out of the bearing without removing the shield....
by Texas_bullet
Mon May 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, I know you are an employee of Shimano. I meant you represent the brand well. :D
by Texas_bullet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, I was able to source ACE-0 online, so will start servicing a dozen + reels next week. Thanks for following up with the Service Centers. You are a fine rep for Shimano. =D>
Bill in Dallas
by Texas_bullet
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Thanks for the info. I have two small containers of ACE-02. Time to start the project.
by Texas_bullet
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Bantam1, neither a local Shimano repair station nor the guy at the Irvin number had any knowledge of the ACE-0 grease you specified for Cross Carbon drag washers. I found some ACE-0 online. Where else is that grease used? Just being anal :roll: . I own a dozen Shimano reels and want to give them the...
by Texas_bullet
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13538

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

I read the TT review on the DX703. The pictures show a very different rod than my later production one. Seems I have imported blanks on my DX703 & DX704. Unfortunate, but it happens in many industries. Build a great first production run, then after rave reviews cheapen the product to meet a price po...
by Texas_bullet
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13538

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

So...I must have an early production Champion rod. What I assumed was the Lamiglass CB rod was glass or glass/carbon hydrid. I'm reading in this thread that Lamiglass originally made all the blanks. I did not mean to stir up controversy. Thanks for all the responses.
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Who is the MOST over rated ?
Replies: 170
Views: 13538

Re: Who is the MOST over rated ?

Guys, I am stunned to read all the knocks on Dobyns rods. I bought an original Champion crankbait rod (has Lamiglas stamped on it), and a Champion Meg Heavy rod. I was OK with them, so when I was offered some "like new" Champion Extreme 703C and 704C for a great price I jumped for them. Recently I h...
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?
Replies: 29
Views: 2064

Re: Are we destroying our Gear Sets by pulling out snag?

I will try the "bow and arrow technique" next time. What I do if bank fishing is wrap the line around the reel frame several times, turn my back on the lure and walk off slowly. Something will give, almost always the lure will pop free.
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Does Shimano say to grease or oil replacement felt drags?
Replies: 14
Views: 1584

Re: Does Shimano say to grease or oil replacement felt drags?

I just purchased a small tin of ACE-2 from my local authorized Shimano Repair Station, (Southwestern Parts and Service in Dallas).
The repair guy said he never heard of ACE-0, which Bantam1 posted as what they use for cross-carbon drag washers. Good luck!
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

Never mind. Found the answer in a previous post. Thanks!
by Texas_bullet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Shimano recommended gear grease CU150 DC

I have a drag grease container marked ACE RB-2. What generation /model reels require that?
Thanks, Bill in Dallas
by Texas_bullet
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.
Replies: 36
Views: 4587

Re: Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

Best oil? I have used many. I once saw a viscosity chart of different lubes vs ambient temperature. Shimano oil and Remington gun oil will certainly work fine. When you get into frigid temps, most lubes thicken. IIRC, Red Rocket Fuel is better than most in cold conditions. I have been known to take ...