Tekota lube port?

Started by Lunker Larry, June 18, 2022, 04:17:17 PM

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Lunker Larry

This has bugged me for years. I figure one designer wasn't in sync with the others.
This looks like it is a lube port for the Idler gears which is a good idea but it is covered by the side plate blocking access and since you have to remove all the screws for it and the side plate.. what's the point.
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handi2

I've never seen a lube port

Can you please show more
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Lunker Larry

zoom in on the first photo.
You know that moment when your steak is on the grill and you can already feel your mouth watering.
Do vegans feel the same when mowing the lawn?

handi2

#4
All I see is the screw holes
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handi2

Quote from: Lunker Larry on June 18, 2022, 10:56:26 PMzoom in on the first photo.

Are you referring to the little plastic line holder on the sideplate
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Lunker Larry

Like I said it LOOKS like a lube port but it may just be a fabrication anomaly that I see in all of them.
That white line over the screw hole in the first picture is adjacent to the idler gears in the last picture.
It is on all of the Tekotas that I have come across and that's quite a few. The second picture shows the side plate that covers it.
You know that moment when your steak is on the grill and you can already feel your mouth watering.
Do vegans feel the same when mowing the lawn?

MarkT

It may be a defect or a drain hole, I wouldn't think it's for lube!
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Gfish

#8
Looking from the inside-out it does look a bit like a purposeful port. Whata ya do, remove the side-plate screw then squirt in some lube? Looks typically Shimano with 4-plastic idler gears...
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boon

#9
It's for clearance for the intermediary gear on the level wind/line counter. Look at the bottom photo, if the sideplate wasn't "milled out" there then the gear would foul on the recess for the screw.

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Lunker Larry

It is definitely that but you wouldn't think Shimano would plan a hole in the reel that wasn't for drainage or access. I guess since it is covered by the side case it is irrelevant.
You know that moment when your steak is on the grill and you can already feel your mouth watering.
Do vegans feel the same when mowing the lawn?

ReelClean

Quote from: boon on June 20, 2022, 01:48:14 AMIt's for clearance for the intermediary gear on the level wind/line counter. Look at the bottom photo, if the sideplate wasn't "milled out" there then the gear would foul on the recess for the screw.
Thanks, I wondered why I had never noticed that on the dozens of Tekotas I had done.  I can resume my usual alcohol intake secure in the knowledge that I still have enough functioning grey matter  :d
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