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01-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Last season I noticed that the drag on my Diawa SS 2600 wasn't functioning with the same smoothness that it used to have. Can anyone tell me what it needs to be returned to its old form?
01-24-2004, 12:50 AM
Probably just needs a good cleaning- pull out the washers, clean well, grease them lightly and put them back in the exact order. Or better yet, do what I am doing w/ all my SS series Daiwas- 1 1300, 2 1600's and 2 2600's- sell them on ebay and buy Sustains- I'm sick and tired of repairing the anti-reverse on them every year.
01-24-2004, 02:57 AM
Clean and regrease, good as new. Shimano drag grease works well, don't use alot or call Daiwa to send you some.
01-24-2004, 04:02 PM
Thanks guys. I didn't want to use any of the various reel lubes I have and find out I just ruined the washers. I'll call Diawa.
NB, I've used the 2600 and a 1600 regularly for about 6 or 7 years with no problems(knock on wood). I like 'em.
01-29-2004, 10:08 PM
A quick update.. I spoke to a guy at Diawa's NJ repair facility and was told no oil and no grease. He even busted my stones with a "you wouldn't grease your brake linings, would ya?". He said just clean the washers.
01-30-2004, 01:56 AM
Having not owned a Daiwa in 15 years, I can't remember, are the drags fiber or teflon?
Teflon, I'd just clean 'em.. fiber? LIGHT oil... CLP is my choice...
01-30-2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by C Side:
A quick update.. I spoke to a guy at Diawa's NJ repair facility and was told no oil and no grease. He even busted my stones with a "you wouldn't grease your brake linings, would ya?". He said just clean the washers. Ask him why Daiwa uses grease on lots of their drags systems and why Shimano uses it too. Both companies use grease on their offshore reels. That's why it's called drag grease. The original drag washers in that reel are made of oil soaked felt. You really can't duplicate that. Cleaning them will help but you are also cleaning the oil out of them. A very light coating of Shimano drag grease will help. Daiwa will send you a new set of washers.
Try just cleaning them if they're still jerky put a very light coating of drag grease.
01-31-2004, 05:34 PM
What is the number for diawas repair center ?
02-01-2004, 11:00 PM
It was Diawa's NJ repair location, 973-575-1995. The guy on the phone called them "leather type", but I think I would have called them "felt".
I'll call the Pennsy location and ask them to send new ones.
02-02-2004, 12:08 PM
12851 Midway Place
Cerritos, CA, 90703
02-05-2004, 05:06 PM
I decided not to call the Pennsy repair place. Then I finally got around to calling the Diawa number that Bob ECT had in his post. The woman who answered told me to send in the reel. When I said I was really looking for maintenance advice she told me it was a wet drag with fiber washers. Oil or grease? Response: "Teflon" grease. I know that's PTFE and I have some Abu Garcia grease with PTFE. Case closed.
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