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by cadman
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Bearings (oil and or grease)
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Bearings (oil and or grease)

So I've been doing some un-scientific experiments with oil and grease on bearings. Now let me clear this up first. The bearing on the spool always has oil (TSI321). What I used to do was use oil on every bearing in my reel from spool bearing to sideplate bearings, main gear bearing and worm gear bea...
by cadman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Automotive Oil Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Automotive Oil Changes

I'm over 60 and still change my own oil. I just don't trust anyone to actually do it without me checking afterwards. If I have to check afterwards I might as well do it myself. I will do it as long as I can get under my vehicles. I am not brand loyal and never have been. My 94 truck and 03 Tahoe get...
by cadman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: tsi 321

I have been using TSI 321 for 10 years with no issues. I only use it on all the bearings inside my baitcaster and friends reels. This includes, spool bearings, carrier bearings, worm gear bearings and main shaft bearings. I have used TSI 321 with Yamaha lube, Shimano drag grease, Super lube, Abu Gar...
by cadman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500 Spinning Reel
Replies: 0
Views: 1141

Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500 Spinning Reel

Before I get into my question, I have some of the original pearl colored Stradics that came out back in the day. I want to say 1990's ? Anyway, back then I cleaned one of the reels only to find out when I put it back together, the reels wasn't as smooth as it was before I took it apart. Apparently b...
by cadman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: tsi 321

I use it on all of my reels along with all of the reels I clean for my fishing club. No problems at all. I apply it once a year on my reels, and lasts the entire time. I do not mix oils. Personally I would pick a oil and stick to it. If you want to try a different oil, remove the first one thorough...
by cadman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: tsi 321

Wish we could get the stuff here in Australia... Like easily from a retailer and not have to import it at an abhorrent price with even more an abhorrent postage fee! Slazmo, Look up Smooth Drag and see how much Dawn would charge you for shipping to Australia. I buy the big bottle. Do you have to pa...
by cadman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: tsi 321

I use it on all of my reels along with all of the reels I clean for my fishing club. No problems at all. I apply it once a year on my reels, and lasts the entire time. I do not mix oils. Personally I would pick a oil and stick to it. If you want to try a different oil, remove the first one thorough...
by cadman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: tsi 321
Replies: 27
Views: 3451

Re: tsi 321

I use it on all of my reels along with all of the reels I clean for my fishing club. No problems at all. I apply it once a year on my reels, and lasts the entire time. I do not mix oils. Personally I would pick a oil and stick to it. If you want to try a different oil, remove the first one thoroughl...
by cadman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Degreaser for gear set
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Degreaser for gear set

I do the same as above, except my final cleaning in the ultrasonic is naphtha in a small jar with the lid lightly screwed on.
by cadman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Underspin
Replies: 4
Views: 3555

Re: Underspin

I make and paint my own. They work fine and they do catch fish.
by cadman
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Aldebaran Purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Shimano Aldebaran Purchase

I am looking for (6) new Shimano Aldebarans. I believe Tackle Trap doesn't sell Shimano anymore (I maybe wrong). Where are some good places with good prices? If you want to PM me that would be fine as well. Thanks in advance
by cadman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano Core 51 MG7
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Shimano Core 51 MG7

Clean them just like you do any bearings. It’s just a pressed in shield(not sealed) as opposed to a shield held in with a retainer. Ultrasonic does a great job cleaning out those bearings without removal. It is possible to remove the shields, but there is a risk of damage. That's all the info I nee...
by cadman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Shimano Core 51 MG7
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Shimano Core 51 MG7

I got 5 of these reels to clean for a friend of mine. I noticed the 3 sets of bearings I took out look like sealed bearings. These are stock from shimano. (2 ) of them on the side plates and 1 under the main gear in the frame. Can these bearings be cleaned or are the permanently sealed? I normally c...
by cadman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 2987

Re: Small bearing greaser

Packing bearings with grease is a touchy subject. To much grease and the reel feels stiff and harder to turn the handle. Not enough grease and it lacks the protection needed. Finding the right grease seems to make a big difference as well. If fishing strictly freshwater, I wouldn’t worry about grea...
by cadman
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Small bearing greaser
Replies: 15
Views: 2987

Re: Small bearing greaser

Have a look at the ABC Hobby one. 1800 yen http://www.abchobby.com/JP/img/products/acs/maintenance/gadget/69069-70/bea02.jpg Maybe check with Digitaka/any Japanese shop to see if they can source you one. http://www.abchobby.com/JP/page/acs/maintenance/gadget/gadget_69069-70.html If anyone is going ...