Repairs, reel servicing & rod building from (ex) Trafford Angling Supplies longest serving staff member Dave,

with over 25 years in the industry, and creator of the TBR2 Barbel Tripod.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Daiwa Emblem Z 5000a repair and servicing shots

I had this Emblem Z dropped off the other day along with a Drennan Tench Float for a handle conversion, thought I'd post a few pic's to illustrate what can go wrong when the spool on your reel stops going up and down !

My advice if this happens or any odd behavior like it mid-session, stop using it and don't try to force the handle to turn, often the ' pawl ' gets chewed up inside and if treated early, can mean only that needs to be replaced, force it, and you'll wreck the oscillating gear it travels on  . . . . . . . . . 

As can be seen from the top two images, the end towards the far right has gotten chewed, along with some more not visible in the images, either way, it's goosed........ so a replacement shaft, along with about 5 other parts are needed that seem to have gone AWOL when the chap had a bash at it. 

But apart from that, the rest of the reel is in otherwise excellent condition. 
Did I mention that Daiwa apparently seem to turn people away that have reels around this era ? Bizarre, but true, I keep getting calls from people telling me that Daiwa and Shimano are not taking older reels in for services, no wonder I seem to be getting busier ! 

The shaft was also bent at the end, god knows how that happened . . . . . . 

Luckily for this chap, I'm a dab hand with a vice and a good eye, and straightened it back out for him, saving even more . . . . . .  

Bearings soaking after cleaning in petrol, and shaft straightened back out, it was time to order parts from Daiwa, so hopefully they'll all be in stock and the next update will be a picture of it re-assembled and looking shiny ! :) 

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