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  • You guys have asked so I am giving you a little info on reel oil as relation to viscosity:

    Lube.............................Viscosity@78F (cP)

    Mobil-1 0W-30 (syn)..................400
    Superlube w/PTFE.....................245
    Zebco Needle Oiler....................206
    Quicksilver Storage Seal............203
    Abu Silicoat Reel Oil...................176

    Browning Midas Gun Oil (syn)...140
    Quicksilver PS and Trim Oil........136
    BSB Speed Bearing...................114

    Red RF (hc).................................93
    PMI Paintball Gun Lube...............90
    Power Steering Fluid...................90
    Diawa Std Needle Oiler...............84
    Reel-X.........................................74

    ATF Dextron III...........................62
    Shimano Std. (hc).......................60
    Yellow RF (hc).............................59
    3-In-1 Oil....................................40

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    Reel Butter..................................28
    Quantum Hot Sauce....................25
    X+1R...........................................21
    Diawa TDZ lube (syn)..................18
    Diawa/Liberto Pixy Lube (syn).....18
    Whale Spit (hc)............................14
    Abu Black Max .............................14

    WD 40..........................................6
    Tournament RF (hc)......................4
    Friction Zero Lub (hc/syn )............4
    Rem Oil (hc)..................................3

    Reference: DI water.....................1

    Below is viscosity at 98 Degrees for reference instead of 78 degrees.

    Lube....Viscosity (cP) @ 38F.........@78F........@ 98F (cP)

    Yellow RF ........................285..............59..............35
    3-In-1 Oil.........................161....... ......40..............20
    Quantum Hot Sauce........100..............25..............16

    Boca High Speed at 78 Degrees is 18.75

    I am now stocking the 12cc Syringe of the High Speed Oil. It has a resealable syringe (like a shot needle) A VERY little dab goes a long way. I have been using it in the shop and probably have done 20 reels off this syringe and it is barely down from full:

    LBT Lubes are specially designed to form a molecular bond with your moving metal parts. Use any Fishing LBT Lube product to reduce friction, improve performance, decrease wear and extend life. LBT Lube Oils, Additives and Greases can be used when installing new bearings and components or to preserve your existing bearings and components.

    High Speed Oil Lightning Lube in a 12cc syringe. Ideal lubrication for any application. Operating temperature of -50°F to +400°F and a viscosity of 1875/9CS.

    So in comparison to the list above the viscosity of this oil is around 18.75 compared to Yellow Rocket Fuel at 59 and Quantum Hot Sause at 25. The lower the number the lower the viscosity and the least resistance to pressure. Bearings like the Ceramics perform better with the least amount of resisitance.

    I completely rebuilt a Curado 100D that I inherited from my junk box from a customer who had one for trash. I replaced everything in the reel except the spool. I installed ABEC7 Ceramic Hybrid Bearings, Carbontex Drag and ground and polished drag plates, new Pinion gear (Sanded and high speed polished the interior)New main gear, new main gear bearing, new worm gear and pawl, new anti reverse roller bearing and new handle along with the yoke, clutch pinion, clutch cam, and clutch spring.

    I lubed with my standard Cal's 2 speed on the gear teeth and Superlube on the remaining movable components. I use ReelX on the worm gear and this HIgh Speed oil on the bearings. That sucker is the sweetest reel I believe I have ever picked up.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:20am

    As I have posted below the maintenance on your reel is the life and performance of it. No matter how expensive and state of the art it is, it will not last without proper maintenance.

    Once a year, in brackish water, a complete breakdown to the frame, inspection, proper cleaning and proper lubrication, in most cases, will make a quality reel last a lifetime.

    But, during the season there are 3 simple things that every angler should do.

    1. Back off the drag when not in use. Constant pressure on the drag causes the drag disc to stick to the drag surfaces causing it to not slip as designed and when it does the result is uneven drag release causing jerking drags and breaking lines-lost fish.

    2. Rinse the worm gear and the outside of the reel. Do not spray the reel just let water run into the worm and over the spool and in the handle areas. Then a light coat of something like Rem oil to the outside of the reel and a good reel oil should be applied to the worm gear. This will save your pawl and keep the appearance of your reel in great shape. Rinsing the spool will keep contaminates from migrating to the inside of your reel and the bearings. Always remove your reel handle caps and oil the inner axle of your handles.

    3. If your reel starts making noise or is not as quiet as it should be it is telling you the bearings are dry. One single drop in each bearing on the spool, located in the palm side cover and under the cast control cap in most reels, is all that is needed with a good quality reel oil. (I use Bocca Lightning Lube in the shop).

    If you follow these three steps and have them professionally maintained on a regular basis then you should never have a reel fail on you and the cost of repairs and parts will be held to a minimum.

    Thanks for your business!

    Tony Kennedy
    Coast Tackle Service
    www.coasttackleservice.com

    May 12, 2010 at 3:11pm

    As I have posted below the maintenance on your reel is the life and performance of it. No matter how expensive and state of the art it is, it will not last without proper maintenance.

    Once a year, in fresh water, a complete breakdown to the frame, inspection, proper cleaning and proper lubrication, in most cases, will make a quality reel last a lifetime.

    But, during the season there are 3 simple things that every angler should do.

    1. Back off the drag when not in use. Constant pressure on the drag causes the drag disc to stick to the drag surfaces causing it to not slip as designed and when it does the result is uneven drag release causing jerking drags and breaking lines-lost fish.

    2. Rinse the worm gear and the outside of the reel. Do not spray the reel just let water run into the worm and over the spool and in the handle areas. Then a light coat of something like Rem oil to the outside of the reel and a good reel oil should be applied to the worm gear. This will save your pawl and keep the appearance of your reel in great shape. Rinsing the spool will keep contaminates from migrating to the inside of your reel and the bearings. Always remove your reel handle caps and oil the inner axle of your handles.

    3. If your reel starts making noise or is not as quiet as it should be it is telling you the bearings are dry. One single drop in each bearing on the spool, located in the palm side cover and under the cast control cap in most reels, is all that is needed with a good quality reel oil. (I use Bocca Lightning Lube in the shop).

    If you follow these three steps and have them professionally maintained on a regular basis then you should never have a reel fail on you and the cost of repairs and parts will be held to a minimum.

    Thanks for your business!

    Tony Kennedy
    Coast Tackle Service
    www.coasttackleservice.com

    May 12, 2010 at 3:09pm

    I am looking forward to visiting here

    March 03, 2010 at 11:47am
    A comment titled: Grease on worms in response to a report titled: Daily Reel Maintenance

    Most of the service bulletins call for grease on the worm gear for heavy use only but I tend to believe that with regular oil only it is better due to the fact grease attracts sand, salt, etc and holds it in the worm gear. You cannot just rinse these contaminants from the gear with grease in it. Thus a regular oil like the Sportsman's applicator of the Super Lube kept on board for regular oiling is a much better way to take care of the level wind. You can take a toothbrush and drop a little dawn liquid into the worm and while rotating the handle lightly scrub the worm as it turns to try and loosen the old grease and what it has attracted before rinsing and reapplication.

    Of course this is no substitute for regular complete breakdown and clean to completely remove the old grease and properly relube.

    In the shop I use Superlube Grease on most contact areas inside the reel and Cal's Drag Grease on the Gears. Over Greasing of ANY reel will cause impairment of proper performance and durability.

    Thanks for reading

    May 13, 2010 at 6:07am
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