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Thread in 'Fishing' started by Doug Michna, Jan 2, 2013.
I dropped one of my Citicas in brackish water and it ain
Hey i pit bocca bearings in my curados and citicas and love them
spool bearings 3x10x4
I replaced my citicas spool bearings with stainless steel ABEC 7s and it made a world of difference. You can pick them up on E-bay alot cheaper than any of the reel repair shops. They are simple to install. They also sell a 5x9x3 driveshaft bearing that replaces a bushing,It only costs about 10 bucks and will make your citica feel like a $200.00 reel
Now that the info I was looking for - thanks Nitro Dan. I knew there had to be a less expensive way. I read about changing the bushing
Here's a great tutorial about bearings that I reference often. I'm not familiar with the Shimano Citica but I've just removed the seals on 16 bearings, cleaned them out with CRC Brakleen brake parts cleaner, dried them out with canned air and re-lubed them with Corrosion X per Alan Tani's tutorial. Since all the bearings had a retaining ring holding the seals in place, it was easy to remove them and re-install both the shields and retaining rings after cleaning and re-lubing them. Not all bearings have a retaining ring however. If you want to clean and re-lube those that don't, you have to puncture the seal being careful not to damage the bearings under the seal, then replace them open, without a seal. Some bearings use oil, some grease. As a general rule, spool bearings use oil, all others use grease. This tutorial says Shimano uses open bearings packed with grease.
Here's a tutorial on the Citaca 200e, hope it helps
Alan Tani is THE GURU