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How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

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How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby TerryG » 09 May 2014, 22:41

I had Jarhead, ( Dave hutch) come round to my house to show me how the clean and service an ABU 6500 reel. I was told to pick up some lighter fluid and some thick grease.

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My reel looking clean but that was only on the outside :blink:
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Few tools needed, tweezers, screwdrivers, lighter ( for burning excess lighter fluid off) Small tub to soak bearings etc in.

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Undo screws to take spool out

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Remove cerclip to get to the bearings.
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Bearings soaking in lighter fluid,

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Remove end plate to access the mags.

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Remove magnets

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Clean cage.

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Clean magnets.

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Once dry, replace mags and make sure the mag slider is in the Zero position.

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Remove nut, cover and cerclip to get the handle off.

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All off the spindle.

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Remove gears from handle end plate.
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And it should look like this,

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Remove all the parts, place them in order and was in Luke warm water.

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Dry them off and as you put them back into position make sure you grease them well.

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Back to the start position.

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Remove the washers from the gears, remember to lay them down as they come out,

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Clean, Dry and replace back onto spindle.

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Slide back through the end plate ready to take the handle parts.

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One clean and serviced reel. Cheers Hutch. :thumb:


I also found a video which might help peeps putting their Abu 6500 C3CT Mag Elite reels back together....apart from the s**t music :hurt:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTlrULWk2bE[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTlrULWk2bE
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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby ronnie rocket » 10 May 2014, 07:09

BRILLIANT...doesn't it look easy on pics,.....noooooooooo chance am I trying that without my mate at the side of me. :giveup: :giveup: :giveup:
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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby GrandadT » 10 May 2014, 12:38

:cheer: Great how to Terry :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby rob f » 10 May 2014, 16:56

GREAT REPORT AND PHOTO"S TERRY That will help a lot of lads out :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: When i service my abu 6500 reels . i strip everything down like you do .but i use a sillicone water repellent grease . Its not has thick as normal grease , its about £4.50 from a car accessory shop but it lasts for ages
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i soak the bearings in lighter fluid then give them a good shake to get most of the lighter fluid out then let them dry on a papper towel , i then give them a couple of drops of TG"S yellow label Rocket fluid
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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby Baz C » 10 May 2014, 17:48

.... and don't forget after you've cleaned the cage, rinse off the wife's toothbrush before you put it back in the bathroom :whistle:

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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby rob f » 10 May 2014, 17:53

Baz C wrote:.... and don't forget after you've cleaned the cage, rinse off the wife's toothbrush before you put it back in the bathroom :whistle:

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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby grandadruss » 10 May 2014, 18:43

rob f wrote:
Baz C wrote:.... and don't forget after you've cleaned the cage, rinse off the wife's toothbrush before you put it back in the bathroom :whistle:

Toothbrush??
Don't think Lynns got a toothbrush..??
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Just joking..honest?
Any way Brilliant post Terry if not a little scarey :blink:
Too many small parts for me too be messing with :gp:
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Re: How to clean and service your Abu 6500 reel

Postby MartonPete » 15 May 2014, 07:31

Thanks for taking the time Terry! Excellent step by step guide. It makes it look that straight forward even i might be able to do it... :notworthy:
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