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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:32 pm • #  
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This one was a shame. I took a chance because the exterior looked brand new.

Inside was another story. Not sure what would cause this, but the gears have been wore away to mush.


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Belvar22,
Are the gear actually gone? Does the reel work at all? The reason I ask is that the picture looks like it just might be a metallic looking grease.
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The teeth are pretty much completely gone from the drive gear, and the teeth on the pinion are wore down considerably. The reel doesn't work at all.


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I have never heard or seen anything like that before. :sCh_taz:

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I wonder if it had something to do with the grease?

I know some transmission oils are not rated for yellow metal. The brass in side looks really yellow, like you would expect something brand new to look. Absolutely no oxidation.


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Balvar24,
The reel looks like it has hardly been used, so something has been eating on the brass.
I sent you another PM.

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That is a shame...I think the grease looks metallic because of all the metal gear shavings in the grease....only way I can think of to shave the gears down is to not have the gears align....or, have one gear turn while the other stationary....never seen one that bad before.....are the A/R gear teeth on the opposite side of the main gear in tact?

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The a/r works, but I've never disassembled it any further to inspect the gears or dog.


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Since the A/R works, the only way to grind down the gears is to turn the crank handle in retrieve mode and hold the rotating hand so it won’t move...pretty hard to do...understandably, I’ve never tried hard enough to do this...

Just had a thought, if the thrust washer is missing, there would not be as much positive gear connection...the main gear would be a little loose causing slack in the gears...I would take the main gear out and check...you will need to anyway to make the reel useable.

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Both the main gear and pinion are toast. Odd thing is that they appear to be wore fairly even.


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If the rotor were held and the reel handle turned, the main gear ould wear itself eveniy all the way around. The pinion gear would not, but would only show wear on the contact area of the main gear.


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If the rotor were held and the reel handle turned, the main gear ould wear itself eveniy all the way around. The pinion gear would not, but would only show wear on the contact area of the main gear.


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