So I take the PX68 completely apart the other day to flush all the bearings in perparation for ice out in a couple weeks. A buddy gave me a bearing to put in on the end of the levelwind where there is a bushing as stock. The bearing came with a plastic ring to take up the extra space that the bushing took. Everything went smoothly......replaced the bushing, flushed the bearings, re-oiled them, all is well...........or so I think.
I get the reel put completely back together and spin the handle to find out that the reel makes a clicking noise........click click click click...........not every handle turn, but maybe every 1.5 turns.........not smooth either! Hope I didn't mess something up. Any thoughts from you Diawa guys? I can't think that the new bearing is doing it...........even put the handle on minus the sideplate so I could see the gears. This made the clicking stop, but there is still a dragging sensation where the clicking was before with the sideplate on...........
+1 When doing that upgrade you need a bearing and new spacer or you can modify your existing one with a little sanding.D.R. wrote:Did you put the spacer on the worm drive first and then the bearing?
Maybe this is it.......thought it looked like the bearing went on first in the schematic.......I might have them backwards. The new bearing came with a space......I think they were made for a Sol.........shuold be the same right?D.R. wrote:Did you put the spacer on the worm drive first and then the bearing?
The ice is beginning to melt now so I don't have long and its gonna stink if I can't use my new reel when we have open water........