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Recently purchased two brand new curado 70 reels. Spooled both with line today and they cast like a dream. However, they sound kind of noisy when i reel, almost like a grinding or rubbing sound.l when the spool turns.  I noticed that the sound occurred only after I put line on the reels, and both reels make the noise. Does not seem to affect the performance of the reels, but is this normal?

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If they are BOTH making a faint noise, there might be nothing wrong. What type of line did you spool it with? 

I own four of these now and they are all fairly quiet. They aren't velvet smooth but quiet enough. One of mine , that has had the most use, started making a course plasticky grinding noise when reeling after 7 months of hard use. There was no mistaking it. I removed the side plate and spool and lightly oiled/wiped down the spool bearings along with the break drum and they got quiet again. 

If you think there is a legit problem or pronounced noise, post a vid and someone here would able to give you more accurate info. 

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Try oiling the drum, follow the instructions that came with the box.

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How recent did you purchase them? How often are they being used? Do you regularly maintenance them? Given both reels are making the same noise. It's unlikely both are defective. I recommend cleaning the reel and oiling the reel. If the noise continues, I would contact Shimano customer service or a reel tech.

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Oiling them up will remove the noise. There is a catch though. You can oil bearings such as the boca orange seals but its going to reduce your casting distance while removing the noise. 

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Try to loose the tension knob and see if that grinding noise goes away. If this the case nothing to worry about.

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They are both brand new. I wouldn’t say they are grinding hard, but they make more noise than I thought they should have. I will try to oil the break drum and see if it solves anything. If I recall correctly, I think I’ve heard Shimano reels are notorious for coming packed dry and need some lube right out of the box.

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