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cleaning an abu garcia revo?

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so i have been trying to figure this out since i got my abu garcia revo premier. i want to clean the inside, put new grease in and all that. but i cant figure out how to open it. can anyone tell me how to do that?

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All the revo's I have seen have a screw on the upper right sideplate that you can see running across the top of the reel to the left side plate. The side of the screw head is exposed so it can be rolled with your thumb. Unscrew the screw and turn the left side plate clock wise about 1/6 turn.

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Muddog, That will get you access to the brakes & spool, not the internal gears.

Typically on Baitcasters you start by taking off the handle, then drag & spool tention nobbs, then take screws off for the side plate this will should expose the inner gears of the reel. When disassebling the gears, be very careful to note the order and direction the parts go back in (pictures may help).

You can use rubbing alchohol, qtips, fine toothbrush, paper towels to clean all the parts (for the brakes just rub on a clean cloth). When regreasing don't go crazy - the shimono guys put it it on only half the gear, it will grease the rest thru use. Level wind gear can be cleaned by using the toothbrush and alchohol (rub the brush on a towel frequently to clean off grim). Put a drop or two of gear oil on all bearings, spool mounts, level wind, spool release guides, crank handles - then reassemble and you should be good to go. Good luck!

Learned this stuff from Shimano guys during a reel maintenance seminar. Great stuff, hope they do it again at next years Muskie Sale. You bring your own Shimano reel in and they coach you through cleaning it.

Good luck.

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