Reel Repair by Alan Tani

Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Ambassadeur Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: orsteelheader on April 05, 2009, 10:50:27 PM



Title: New 5601 C4
Post by: orsteelheader on April 05, 2009, 10:50:27 PM
Hi Alan,
Thanks for the great site and thorough explanations.

I just purchased a new Ambassadeur 5601 C4. Before I load it and us it for the first time, is there any preventative maintenance you'd recommend?

Thanks,
Jay


Title: Re: New 5601 C4
Post by: alantani on April 05, 2009, 11:13:26 PM
you should already have dry carbon fiber drag washers inside the gear.  add another one underneath the main gear, then grease all of the drag washers with cal's drag grease.  open up the bearings http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=13.0, clean them and lube them with xtreme reel +.  i'll have a full abu post in the next few weeks.  stand by.......


Title: Re: New 5601 C4
Post by: orsteelheader on April 07, 2009, 05:44:43 PM
Alan,thanks for the quick reply. I have a few other relatively new (2-3 years old) 5 and 6000 series reels. Is it safe to assume they all share the same drag washers and bearings? I'd rather just place a bulk order if I'm going to be maintaining them regularly.

Thanks again,
Jay


Title: Re: New 5601 C4
Post by: alantani on April 07, 2009, 07:58:40 PM
go to the schematics section and find ambassaduer.  then track down your schematic with the reel foot #.  that will give you your answer.  alan