took both brakes out of mine m8t, soked the bearings in lighter petrol overnight
then put them on kitchen towel 2 dry them out, then back in petrol fluid 4 a few hours & dryed them out again & put them back in my slosh 20 with rocket fuel.
but b carefull when u go 2 use it m8t because it is fast
u can only take 1 break out if u want so there is a bit of pull on the spool 2
slow it down but the key is the clean bearings & the rocket fuel:clap2:
Ive used these reels for years. To wring the best performance out of them use medium oil (rocket fuel) and one tiny white block. They cast very well when overfilled with line ie filled to the brim or even slightly humped. Its a case of trial and error to find the best level to suit. I tend to fill mine with 20 or 25lb ultima f1.
Be careful using too light line tho as the spools "do" go pop if fishing at range and winding in dogs etc.
Fishing distance wise they are almost on a par with a 525 mag.
For ultimate distance on the lighter line tho you need a proper tuned 6500.