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    tools for the job, corrosion x for moving metal parts, reel x for bearings, star and flat screw drivers, in the yellow tub i have yamaha marine blue grease, in the white round tub some kingfisher drag grease, paint brushes for applying the grease, #8 socket, tooth brush for cleaning, two empty tubs (one for cleaning and other for oiling, ear buds, degreaser and paper towel for drying.
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    seperate the spool from the frame assyembly and screw out the drag knob screw
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    the drag knob upside down, you'll should find a click pin with a spring, remove it along with the o-ring and drop them into the cleaning tub
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    remove the push plate
    the following i've lost, damn, under the push plate you have three push pins that need to be remove, see reference on the fourth last pic.
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    remove the main shaft nut and star washer with the #8 socket the push the main shaft thru
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    once the main shaft has popped out, be caqrefull not to miss the another click pin with spring. the main shaft with the drag washer housing can now be dessembled
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    this i didnt like, the cork drag was glue to the steel washer, maybe the manufacturer thought it fall out when fishing.
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    drag line - steel washer, cork disk, plastic washer (this too was glued to the drag housing), a small washer and main shaft
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    remove the reel foot by unscrewing the two screws
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    now to the spool, remove the spool knob, because there is a o-ring under there is no need to pull hard or try jiga jiga until it pops out
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    once the knob has been pulled out, you'll notice a small outter bearing (sealed), remove the bearing clip first then the bearing
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    turn the spool around and remove the one way bearing
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    with the ar bearing out, proceed to pull the inner bearing (sealed)
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    now remove the spool handle knob, dont stress, lucky the spool has many holes to fit a star screw driver, remove also the counter weight
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    handle assembly - screw, washer/spacer, handle rivet and plastic handle. counter weight under (sometimes i think this should be place with another handle)
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    during the operation i through almost everything into the wash tub so that i dont loose anything. i now spray the de-greaser and grab the tooth paste for a good wash, i remove as much as i can even inbetween the srew threads
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    once finshed, remove the parts onto a paper towel to dry
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    the outter and inner bearing, surprised to see the bearings were able to unclip for a good clean
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    the ar-bearing takes a dunk aswell, this item will be replaced in the near future, one can see the rust on the plastic housing
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    the ar-bearing drying out, dont know if you can see, some of the bearings showing wear
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    back to the frame assembly, the star washer has done some damage, why i ask the manufacture, surely they could of used some friendly washer.
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    the main nut has issues, poorly manufactured
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    had no option but to pull out the sanding paper and fix the nut as new, notice to the right of my finger a chunk of thread from the nut, yeh nuts!
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    after removing the goo (glue) from the drag housing i painted the yamaha grease on
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    yamaha grease to the main shaft
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    kingfisher drag gease onto the cork and to the steel and plastic washers
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    grease the inner side of the reel frame
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    slide the main shaft through the frame assembly, add star washer and nut, do not tighten yet (to align the spool with the frame later)
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    damn, lost another pic sorry, here i oiled the bearing housing with corrosion x, applied with a ear bud.
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    fit the outter bearing and clip
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    corrosion x to inner bearing housing
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    inner bearing pushed in
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    ar- bearing fitted, i took note in the begining how this bearing was fitted and replaced it the same. this bearing allows for left handed people by turning it around
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    dust cap fitted
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    o-ring slided in position
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    cap fitted, jiga jiga the cap on and make sure you havent pushed the o-ring from its position
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    slide the complete spool onto the main shaft
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    tighten the spool on the frame assembly then tighten the main shaft nut, you will notice the spool doesnt sit properly onto the frame, loosen the nut and re-tighten but this time hold both frame and spool into positision, might that you three or four times to get this right, another fault by maunfacturer.
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    once you happy with spool aligment, its time for the three push pins
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    throw over the push plate and complete the drag knob assembly with o-ring and push pin (click pin)
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    fit the handle and counter weight onto spool
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    last item to be added, the reel foot then its fish time. with the job complete, the reel was as smooth as hell, thanks to the nice oils/grease i used
    i tried to find the schematic diagram for this reel on the net with no luck, i have emailed xplorer for assistance, as soon as i have received it i will post it here.
    Last edited by dollar; 20-02-16 at 02:28 AM.

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    thanks to John Geils from Jandi Trading for sending us the eclipse schematics
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    Sorry for the hijack. Do you maybe have schematics for the guide iii reel?

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    have a buddy coming thru tonight with a copy, will post asap

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    eish what a hangover,
    sorry Bulkcarrier, unfortunately he couldn't find it but did have a look at my reel and he thinks the mechanics are about the same. contact xplorer on their website and they will forward you the schematic

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