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okuma tg 15 two speed gold - rebuild

Old 04-14-2006, 10:33 PM
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Default okuma tg 15 two speed gold - rebuild

i'm going to take you through this reel first, and then we'll talk about it later. here are the schematics from the okuma website....

http://www.okumafishing.com/products...g30-2-2005.htm

and here's the reel.



first off comes the decoration plate (key #205) and screws (key #9305, 9306 and 206).





then the lever drag assembly (key #600, 601, 602, 603, 605 and 9208).



next comes the right side plate assembly (key #200).



note the slight corrosion and the dry right side plate screws (key #9301).





just a quick peek inside the right side plate assembly before you set it aside.



pull the spool assembly and set it aside as well.



the left side plate (key #300) is removable, so i'm going to remove it to grease all of the frame screw holes.





remove and grease the hanger screws (key #9309) for the hanger (key#108).





remove the body foot screws (key #9310). note the corrosion already forming.



remove the body foot (key #102). more dorrosion.



grease up the screw holes and cinch the screws down good and tight. i don't want the reel foot coming off in the middle of a fight.



paint a little grease on the inside of the left side plate, grease the screw holes and bolt it back together.





now, let's take a look inside the spool assembly.



the spool cover (key #405) assembly has reverse threads. this one came off a little too easily.



note the rubber gasket between the spool cover (key #405) and the pinion guard (key #607). when the drag lever is pushed forward to "strike" the gap is sealed and this will prevent water intrusion into the drag chamber. just like shimano lever drag reels, the okuma's should be rinsed down while in gear.



remove the two right spool bearings (key #9105) and the compression spring (key #613). note the rust formation after only one trip.



remove the click pawl (key #304) and click pawl screws (key #9314).



here's a view of the main shaft (key #718) assembly as it would sit inside the spool....



and disassembled.



note the corrosion already forming in the right spool bearing. i believe that water was able to intrude past the bearing shields, these shields then held the water inside the bearing and contributed to the damage that you see.



fortunately, the corrosion was only superficial. i was able to clean out all the bearings and bring them back to 100%. they were lubed with corrosion x and will be install open, without shields.



now to the business side of the spool. here's the front side of the drag washer (key #611).



and here's the back of the drag washer.



i have no idea what kind of grease it is and it looks like it was applied unevenly. first, i'll clean off all the old grease.



both sides of the drag washer and the spool will get a coat of drag grease.





now vigorously wipe off all the excess grease from the working side of the drag washer....



... until it looks nice and clean, ...



... and drop it back into the spool.



you have to admit, this looks much better than this ....



... but will it make a difference? probably not!

re-assemble the spool shaft.



slide the spool shaft in from the left side and install the click pawl.



install the bearings and compression spring.



screw on (reverse threaded) the spool cover assembly as tight as you can, by hand.



and back into the frame it goes.



at this point, i pulled the guts out of the right side plate to get to the right side plate bearing. in other reels, this is the bearing that is at highest risk for corrosion. everything was fine until i tried to get the dog springs back on. it took about 20 minutes to figure it out.

so how about this. i'll show you the photos, but let's skip this step and if someone has a right main bearing that is toast, let me know and we'll go through it again. otherwise, let's just slap the right side plate back on and call it a day.































yeeeeccchhhhhh!!!!! like i said, let's leave the right side plate alone.

ok, the side plate is back together. now grease all the screw holes and bolt the side plate back on.



grease more holes and bolt on the quadrant or decoration plate.



install the drag lever and you're done. whew!



i had this reel loaded with 65 pound spectra and the owner was going to topshot it with mono, so i do not have the final numbers for max drag at strike and freespool, but it should easily reach 15 pound at strike and 15-20 seconds of freespool. not bad for a 3/0 sized reel.





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Old 04-15-2006, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the post. Wow, corrosion after one use?!. I'll consider greasing the new ones up before they see the back of the boat. I'm sure you've been asked this before, but what grease do you recommend for the general greasing? And I'm presuming you recommend removal of the bearing seals, right?

How's the new boat doing?

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Old 04-15-2006, 05:03 PM
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So the reel "looks" well made, except for that corrision after 1 use. It is the parts? ... are the more susceptible to corrosion?, or do you think the reel got dunked in a way that any reel would look bad after 1 trip?
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:25 AM
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Another real informative post Alan. Thanks again for your effort to go beyond the norm.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:03 PM
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WOW excellent. I too was wondering if it was that particular make of reel or would this happen to any reel?
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:00 AM
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Alan
Thanks for the post. This and the others like it are some of the best I have seen on THT. This one inspired me to break down my Tekota 500. I was very happy with the results. Have you posted such info about spinning reels?
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:05 PM
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Great job Alan.....I don't own one but now I can talk about them like I am an expert!
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Old 04-17-2006, 10:22 PM
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Care to do this with a TG-30 two speed?!?!?
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:44 PM
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Any chance for a 50w rebuild, have read your work on a few other forums now alantani, including my home one in NZ and no doubt about it, you put a very informative piece together
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:57 PM
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Great post again. I have that reel and used it one season on a dozen shark. I can't wait to rip it down. Same question as above. what type of grease do you use?
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:01 AM
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here you go .....

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ode=1#M1833183
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:30 AM
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not as good as alans but if you follow his rebuild above and reference mine you shoudl have enough to do the 50.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ode=1#M1661749
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