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attempt to do what I just did. I'm either an idiot or just plain crazy but I COMPLETLY broke down my Calcutta TE 50Gt and gave it a good cleaning. Now, you say "so what's so hard about that?" LMAO, I did it without ANY schematics, video, instructions, guidance or notes. And to top it off, I had the persistant help of my 3 year old.

It only took me about 5 minutes to break the reel down to bare frame, but took close to 2 1/2 hours to clean, lube and get her back together again. There were no spare parts left over and she seems to function fine :respect-059:

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Not a chance in the world I could do it............

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Not a chance in the world I could do it............

Nor I...............

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That sucks, no weight savings in having reused all the parts... Try again!

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Next thing you know, you'll have the dremel out. :)

Dremel - otherwise known as a fully-automatic assault file..... :lol:

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Yeah, sometimes I've wished that I took pics as I went along so I could back track.

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Awe shucks, everyone should try it once in their life!

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Awe shucks, everyone should try it once in their life!

I agree that everyone should try it, just wouldn't suggest doing it with a Calcutta for your first try. :o

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Believe it or not, but the worm gear and related componets were the hardest, most pain in the ars pieces to put back. I willo be sending my reels to DVT for now on to be professionaly done.

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When I started reading I was thinking to myself " uh-oh here comes another Bag-O-Parts" lol. Congratulations, but add a disclaimer "Do not try this at home" lest folks think schematics are over rated!

Happy New Year!

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Even the schematic sometimes doesn't give you a solid understanding of the interaction/placement of the parts. I'm sorta a belt AND suspenders kinda guy and have the schematic AND take a digital photo at each "layer" of disassembly. And somtimes I still ask myself...was that part pointed this way......or THAT way? :lol:

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That sucks, no weight savings in having reused all the parts... Try again!

BRILLIANT!

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This reminds me, its about that time I start breaking down all my Revo's for cleaning. I need to find out which one I left a couple washer bushings out of last winter :tongue23:

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Putting it back all together is the easy part, I find more challenging breaking it down, them teeny tiny wee size springs, C and E clips got a mind on their own, there you are pushing them clips just to see them lift off at warp speed and go flying into space boldly where no reel part has ever gone before; btw just out of scientific curiosity I measured the speed once, warp factor 10 .... not bad uh ?.

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Next time video tape it, that always seems to help.

It also makes for some interesting u-tube bleeps and blunders lol...just edit it to the short version.

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Good job! Now that you've done it once, it'll be much easier the next time. I'm very mechanically inclined and have always done my own reel maint. So easy to do, at least IMO. And once you've taken one apart, the rest are usually very similar. I bought a Calcutta DC a couple of weeks ago. My first round reel. So I was expecting it to be somewhat different internally when I pulled it down for its pre-first fishing day clean up and lube. Pretty much the same as my low profile reels in there, except more room to work.

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Daiwa bearing retainer clips are the worst. So bad, I keep a dozen or so on hand. It's funny, I always find a couple after a thorough sweeping of the work area, LOL.

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Daiwa bearing retainer clips are the worst. So bad, I keep a dozen or so on hand. It's funny, I always find a couple after a thorough sweeping of the work area, LOL.

There's gotta be a tool for that. If not, maybe that would be a good invention.

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There is, a big zip loc bag. Remove it inside the bag. It catches the wayward clip about 50% of the time.

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did the same thing a few nights ago thinking i could just line up the parts as it came apart, but then there were parts within parts and more parts in those parts. i had schematics though and a fishing buddy next to me disassembling the same reel so i wasn't in the dark completely....still much more of a menace than i imagined. took around the same amount of time. now i only have 5 baitcasters to go!!! at least its winter.

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