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Hey guys. What happens when a shimano xship bearing goes bad.  My chronarch ci4 has started grinding on the retrieve and there’s a knock going on in the reel. I checked my gears and everything there is good.  I really believe it’s the xship bearing I just want to make sure.  

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Send it to Shimano for repair.

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Who knows without taking the reel down to check the bearing.  That is the same bearing on the crank shaft.  That Xship bearing is only a stabilizer for the pinion gear and is not a high speed bearing

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Actually grinding or just more sound?  The light weight Shimano's tend to get noisy once they free up. No way to diagnose sight unseen 

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2 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Actually grinding or just more sound?  The light weight Shimano's tend to get noisy once they free up. No way to diagnose sight unseen 

I’ve had this reel for 3 years so it’s already broken in.  There is a knock in the reel now. And the reel is very rough on the retrieve.  It feels as if it’s coming from the spool tension area. That’s why I think it’s the xship bearing. 

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4 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

No way to diagnose sight unseen 

Exactly!

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