Just to let you know I had my Mag Elite serviced by Anglers Corner, Milford Haven. Its a women across the road that actually services them and I have to say it is a superb job, well priced and highly recommended.
just in case he doesn't answer as he's on the way to work soon. £35, he had a few parts replaced including a new spool. it made a noise like a coffee grinder when casting and now its as smooth as it was when new. good job mrs
yes rob you can up grade the gears, but I dont think it's recommended because of the extra stresses. There used to be a guy on ebay who sold the kits, about a tenner I think, but wouldn't fit one to any of mine.