ok, guys. settle down into a nice comfy chair and grab a cup of coffee or a drink. this is gonna be a long one. here's the new daiwa saltist lever drag 20.
you know the drill by now. we are going to grease the drag washer, clean and lube the spool bearings, pack all of the non-spool bearings with grease, spread a little grease around the non-exposed metal surfaces and grease the screws. i checked this reel and got 35 seconds of freespool.
the reel includes a clamp and a spanner wrench for the handle grip. we're not going to mess with the handle grip, so we'll set the spanner wrench aside but we'll need the clamp.
a quick scan of the schematic reveals a pretty standard design and one possible problem. i see a single anti-reverse roller bearing and a single ambassaduer-style dog.
there are four right side plate screws (key #38). they all come out.
well, that was easy enough.
hmmmm. dry as a bone. an old toothbrush with a little grease will fix this.
back out the pair of frame plate screws (key #10), add a bead of grease and zip them back in.
grease the clamp bolts (key #66) and install them.
install the rod clamp (key #67) and the clamp bolts (key #68).
ok, the frame is done. set it aside and let's move on.
now for the right side plate and spool assembly.
remove the preset drag knob (key #53).
note that the preset click spring (key #52) is still stuck inside the preset drag knob (key #53).
remove the drag knob spring (key #51).
lift off the entire drag lever assembly (key #'s 44 through 50) as a unit.
the washer (key #41) came up with it.
ok, now here's a mistake that i made and i want all of you to avoid. when i pulled out the spool assembly (key #'s 11 through 25), the drag ratchet (key #23) came with it. there was fortunately no damage to the drag pawl (key #28). when you pull the spool out, you have to leave the drag ratchet (key #23) in place. anyway, the spool is out and it needs to be serivced.
remove the pinion gear (key #25).
remove the pinion gear collar (key #70). there was supposed to be a washer (key #24) in between, but this reel did not have one.