alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Calcutta TE 300 / 400 Ver. ?
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« on: July 23, 2019, 06:25:02 PM »

Shimano has two schematics for each Calcutta TE 300 / 400. The only difference appears to be that the later one shows A-RB bearings (anti-rust). So my question is, how do I tell if mine is the plain or A-RB bearing version? Bought it used, no box or papers, seller is clueless.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 09:27:35 PM »

so this will be totally no help, but by the time i see them there are ALL rusted......   Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 04:23:48 AM »

so this will be totally no help, but by the time i see them there are ALL rusted......   Undecided

Alan, I thought you were a fan of the TE's!  Huh?

I've purchased 3 of them from ebay throughout the years, never found a rusted bearing, even on one that was full of sand.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 05:51:18 AM »

Alan had to fix the bearings in my TE....
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 06:41:25 AM »

Alan had to fix the bearings in my TE....

Guess I've just been lucky.  Grin   Worse case was one I got with a very dirty AR clutch bearing, but it cleaned up well and worked.

So Thorhammer do you have the A-RB version? Do you know how I can tell the difference on mine?
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 06:51:00 AM »

Dunno- it's up at the cabin; will check next time I'm up there. I'm mainly a Penn / Abu guy, that's why Alan had to fix mine Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 08:49:45 AM »

i actually do really like these reels.  i have a pair in the boat that are reserved for me.  of course, i pulled them out and those were the first reels that the other guys grabbed!!!!!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 01:40:16 PM »

I have a TE200, first model, but it just says stainless bearings on the box. From memory, other Shimanos I had with ARB bearings , the balls are very dark, coated with something.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 05:05:18 PM »

I have a TE200, first model, but it just says stainless bearings on the box. From memory, other Shimanos I had with ARB bearings , the balls are very dark, coated with something.

Ah-ha! I suspected as much. So are the older stainless bearings open or shielded? All the TE's I've had had open "dark" bearings.

I've owned three 300TE's. After selling the first two, I saw an offer I couldn't refuse on another. This time I'm keeping it!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 08:01:38 PM »

Yes, just puled the right side bearing out and its dark all over and open.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2019, 05:11:42 AM »

I may be wrong but it seems the ARB reels do not have shielded bearings. I have both and that seems to be the only visible difference.
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2019, 06:20:57 AM »

I may be wrong but it seems the ARB reels do not have shielded bearings. I have both and that seems to be the only visible difference.

So you have a TE with closed SS bearings? Which model?
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2019, 05:47:30 PM »

I have the TE 200, 300, several 400's and several 700's. They all have sealed bearings. My Calcutta 200B is one of the arb reels and it has open bearings.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 06:50:40 PM »

I have the TE 200, 300, several 400's and several 700's. They all have sealed bearings. My Calcutta 200B is one of the arb reels and it has open bearings.

Thanks Fishead. Curious, do your TE 300 and 400 have the two or four drain holes? If my suspicion is correct, the will have four.
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 05:53:17 PM »

I do not know from memory. I'm not home to go look right now. I will look when I get home next week.
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