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So this weekend I took apart my Carbonlite and thoroughly cleaned and relubed everything, and I think i did a fantastic job. But now they is about half a millimeter of backplay in the instant anti-reverse. Im not sure if it was there before, but it is now. Im assuming I may have got a smidge of oil in the anti-reverse bearing from what i've learned here.

But my main question is, should I worry about this small bit of backplay? I dont think I should have to right?

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how did you service the ARB?

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I just left the ARB alone, but all the other bearings got flushed and oiled. Maybe some oil accidently got in the ARB?

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You definitely don't want a new onset of BP in your reel, but 1/2 of a mm is unlikely to cost you any fish, especially if you set the hook with your thumb on the spool.

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I will first start out by saying that I am not familiar with that particular reel, but suppose the oil is a possibility.  Another thing I would suggest is to strip it back down it and put it back together wish a schematic of that reel handy.  Usually there is a copy in the box or online somewhere.

  Sometimes no matter how careful you are there is a spacer that gets flipped backwards or a piece not put back in the right order that makes all the difference. 

  Just my .02... good luck getting it sorted out.

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I just sold my old Chronarch on ebay...I stripped, cleaned, and oiled it before I put it on there. I greased the anti-reverse bearing. Did I screw it up? I didn't notice any backplay.

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The AR clutch should be lubed sparingly with a swab saturated with bearing oil.

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My guess is you lost a spacer somewhere but I really don't know.  It seems like I had the same problem with one of my Sols the first time I broke it down.

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I took it apart today in engineering class inside one of those big foil turkey trays. Every part was accounted for and put back together according to the schematics.  Problem still is the same, but while i'm fishing I guarantee I wont notice it. Do you guys think the problem might get worse?

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my arb is bone dry. my shimanos have a hair of back play in the handles iirc. never had a problem with it.

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my arb is bone dry. my shimanos have a hair of back play in the handles iirc. never had a problem with it.

Supposedly they are made that way

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Dry bearings usually translate into premature wear but I assume too much lubricant has an effect on the function of the one way? It obviously works fine because that reel was the original 1993 Chronarch and is still very tight.

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A very light coating of oil should not affect an arb. The needles need to work freely within the bearing cage for an arb to work properly. Grease, on the other hand, will adversely affect an arb.

Check to see if you lost a needle or two out of the cage, or if somehow grease got in there. (a metal needle can hide in a tin turkey pan pretty well) If ok on both, go fishing.

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