alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Gear oil
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« on: October 09, 2021, 02:51:17 AM »

I started using the Super Lube ISO 220 (90W?) gear oil in frame and support bearings earlier this year and have been really pleased with the results.  I dispense the oil from a 14ga blunt tip needle into bearings with the shields removed, then give them a gentle spin to distribute it.  It works really well and the high viscosity ensures most of it stays in place, reels feel smooth without feeling overly free.  On reels with a disengaging level wind, I use it on the worm shaft and pinion bearings, then a little on the sliding parts in the clutch assembly.  No way would I use it in spool bearings, but I really like the overall feel of the reel itself.  I've tried grease and other lower viscosity oils in the past, but the grease either tightened them up or the lower viscosity oil made them whirlybirds.  I might try a higher viscosity for poops and chuckles and see how I like it.  
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