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525 S Mag full overhaul 17/11/09

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Maintenance' started by curry, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. abu1

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    anyone no if it makes diffrence which way round u put in bearings
     
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  3. TheDangerousRockHopper

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    looks very technical and fiddly, I couldn't manage it well done mate (y)
     
  4. merlin1964

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    hi m8

    i have a pair of 525 mag 2's and stripped and cleaned them as soon as i bought them. i soaked the bearings in petrol to get the blue grease off of them and replaced it with rocket oil.
    since i have done this i have had nothing but trouble with them. they blow up on me at about 70% after casting as the lead starts to fall downwards in the arc .i have the mags on full and no play in the spool as if i have them set any other way they blow up immediately. i am a competent caster and have no trouble with my slosh 30's.
    do you think that if i put some grease back into the bearings this will help matters? i could send them to a reel specialist but this would cost me £40. the bearings nearest to the gears seemed to have a lot more grease on them than the bearings on the other side when i first took the reels apart.
    looking at the schematics it dosnt say whether to put grease or oil on the bearings.there are 4 sets of bearings in them and i dont know which ones to grease and which ones to oil
    hope you can help.

    thanks
    rich:oops:
     
  5. fooey

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    so how do we get the bearing off the main shaft ? i though i ask as it has a screw head but cant seem to do it or is it just brut force
     

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    If you haven't got a vice, Kris - reattach the handle on the other end of the gear stud - you don't need to screw the handle nut on for this, either. That will help you gain some added torque for unscrewing :thumbs:
     
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    cheers also the bearing that is attached to the cage !! tiny thing one !! how the feek do u get the new one back in ? to big
     
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    thanks for the help m8, iv been meaning to do mine!
     
  9. supafly1982

    supafly1982 Specimen Hunter

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    I bought a 525 on here, ive built one from old different 525's and its still going strong, I had ordered any parts I needed from Ewan hill but don't know where to get them now.

    The reel I bought on here free spool does not engage when you pull the lever down, now my suspicions are someone has had it apart to clean it before sale and not put the lever spring in the correct way, well I hope that's what it is. Im reluctant to take it apart my self just now as the seller seem to think I am trying to con him lol, so it will have to go to a shop for a diagnosis and quote. Once that's done I will strip down and post the results. :)
     
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    use diawa oil or 3 in 1. rocket fuel is not good for fishing, its a long distance low viscosity bearing oil better suited to big hitters, light baits or tournament casters.
     
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  11. supafly1982

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    well guys the usual suspect being the lever spring not in place or lever engaging was wrong, it turns out it was even simpler, the hole in the freespool lever had rounded off ad was not turning the freespool mechanism, looks like tightening the screw up tight was how the action was intermittend, heres the pics of what I mean.

    One 525 handle, all normal eh?
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    The culprit, the hole has no straight edges in which to turn the freespool mechanism, its just a circle hole with no grip
    [​IMG]
     
  12. snappercharlie

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    thanks ..will follow
     
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