Originally Posted by FTAC03
I cleaned my Curado tonight and all went well. After reassembly it freespools great, as good as new. However when you turn the handle it is not as free as I would like. I greased the teeth of the two plastic gears under the big grass pinion gear. Not sure if I was supposed to grease the teeth of those gears or just put a dab of grease on top of them. Also how much grease should be put on the teeth of the big brass pinion gear?
Very light coating with a small paint brush( artist brush). It also depends on what you grease them with. I used to cut the Shimano drag grease down a bit with mineral oil for the gears. Either way, can you actually reel in as fast as you spin that handle to see how free it is? Also, take a look at where that main post "c" clips into the side frame. I've had that brass washer under it slip while I was getting it back on and it caused that clip to bind a bit. Made the handle turn slower cuz it put more pressure on the main post.. Hope this helps..Dip