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 Post subject: Re: Best Lube
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:16 am • #  
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I used to particularly like Reel X Soft grease, but the last batch was something quite different and I wouldn't recommend it anymore. The UK importer has closed shop in the UK anyway.

The old stuff, soft as it was, would never fly off the gears...the 'new' stuff won't stay on them!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 am • #  
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GreatLaker wrote:
Mike 408 wrote:
Regarding gaskets on the case, if you are talking about a gasket between the side cover and main housing, the 300 reels did not have a gasket.

Mike,
Early 300 reels did not have gaskets but many later 300 models (after around 1976) do.
Kind Regards,
Bill :tup



I think it's the 300A with the M8 gears inside, that had the gasket....as well as just a few from the 810 840 range and these also have wider gears that won't fit the reels that don't have a gasket.


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GreatLaker wrote:
Mike 408 wrote:
Regarding gaskets on the case, if you are talking about a gasket between the side cover and main housing, the 300 reels did not have a gasket.

Mike,
Early 300 reels did not have gaskets but many later 300 models (after around 1976) do.
Kind Regards,
Bill :tup


Thanks Bill. I learned something new today because I didn't know that. After I read your comment I had to stop and think about all of the 300's I have and have had in the past because I've never seen this before. I think I figured out why I hadn't seen one, all of my 300's were older than 1976 :sHa_biggrin:
Were the gaskets made of a fiber like material, or were they similar to the plastic used on the A Series reels ?

Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:51 pm • #  
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Mike,
Same as 300A series, injection molded plastic in red and black.
Kind Regards,
Bill :tup


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