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« on: December 23, 2008, 06:28:37 AM »

i only have the one set of pictures for the spool issues, but i've had two guys come to me with broken spools from daiwa saltigas.  you've seen this one before. 



now i've come up with another issue.  check this out.  it's a saltiga 50.







so what happened is this.  i added a small bead of grease to the screw hole.  done that a thousand times with other reels.  just as i gave the screw driver that last turn, i heard a "snap."   i was horrified to see that the frame had cracked at the screw hole.  um, $200 worth of horrified, i might add.  that's the cost of a new frame.  i spoke to another guy that does alot of reel work and he says he had the same thing happen, only he used corrosion x on the screw thread.

so what i think happened is this.  the tolerances on the threads of the screw holes are so tight that there's no room for air, excess grease or excess oil to squeeze out when tightening down the screws.  this causes a crack at this one weak spot of our $200 frame.  a guy sent this reel for me to service and there's no way that it's going back broken.  i just have to eat this one.   
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 09:06:58 AM »

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I have a Saltiga 50 that I want looked at and fixed up with better drag. I figure that you get many requests to work on reels and if you are not interested I understand. If you are interested please reply back.  Thanks

i'd be happy to take a look at it.  here's the saltiga post to give you an idea of what gets done.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=40.0  you have a handle upgrade option.  i'd recommend the 4/0 if you are interested.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=158.0  and here's the info on shipping and a few other items.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=277.0  please note a particular issue with the saltiga that i cannot guarantee for you.  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=173.0  if the frame cracks, you will have to live with it or replace at cost, and cost is $200.  it happened only once to me, and i will be VERY careful, but it is not something in can cover for you if it happens again.  a friend of mine, who is VERY skilled, broke two in a row and is probably 2 for 20.  i am only 1 for 20.  thanks!  alan
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 09:37:00 AM »

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Hi Alan,
 
I have 4 Saltigas (30T and 40's) which I took the side plates off.  I have noticed that the screws have blue thread lockers on them or something similar.  It was a bit of work just to get the screws off.  Since you suspected that the tight tolerances caused the cracking problem, it is possible that the thread locker are acting as thread sealant (pipe dope) that prevents air/grease to escape.  I have taken the removed screw and while holding them with a cloth and finger nails over the cloth to dig into the thread, used the electric screw driver to give it turn into the fingers and out again.  This removed most of the blue thread lockers and made it easier to thread into the frames.  I test threaded them slowly into the frame before assembly to so that the screw go down all that way which further removed the blue stuff from the screws and the hole.  This seems to work because the screws seems to mate easier and feels looser.  I have used Cal's grease in the screws and the holes and it was ok.  Perhaps you can try this on your next one.



you're probably right!
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