Shimano Stella 8000FA

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by ichibahn, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

    I know most of you guys own the Shimano Stella.

    I'm not that good as Master Reel Alantani, but I try my best.

    Time for taking apart, cleaning, and assembled is about 2 hour :)
    Taking a pictures and editing is killing me, almost 2 days :mad:

    To Master Alantani: Please, correct me if I make some mistake.

    I know is to much pictures (87 pictures) :D
    Hey, almost 130 parts for one reel :eek:

    Here's the break down of Stella 8000FA:










  2. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

    freddy! you are out of control brotha! alantani will be proud. thats ridiculous and thanks for all the pics. brian

  3. crazyjigr

    crazyjigr Senior Member

    Can I send my kids over to keep you occupied you have to much time on your hands.
    Great job!
  4. Drifter

    Drifter Senior Member

    :eek: OMG - I would gladly pay large sums of money to have someone service my Stella!
  5. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

    OMG :eek: you are really have too much time in your hand, thanks for great work.

    when can I send my Stella in for service?:D :D :D
  6. TBaker

    TBaker Senior Member

    Thanks, Freddy! Very instructive. But for most of us, there should be a "Don't try this at home" warning! :)
  7. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

    Freddy, I was so impressed that I posted it on my forum.
  8. Bellyups

    Bellyups Senior Member

    Freddy, that is very helpful! Now I know how to approach the deeper washers at the base of the spool!
  9. jig

    jig Senior Member

    Well, now I understand why they are expensive. And I don't want anything that complicated! Great post though, I learn alot from them even if I don't have the reel.
  10. fishingduck

    fishingduck Member

    Thanks for the post. I own two Stellas and that helps a great deal in understanding how they work. I don't think I ever have the patient to do what you did though.
  11. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

    I thought that I had enough general knowledge to service my Stella. I openned up the cover and saw all the parts....decided that it was still clean, and put the cover back on again :) :) :) Now, I know I made the correct decision. LOL.

    I am wondering now, if the parts are different for the Stella 10,000 and the Stella 20,000?

    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I may attempt this after the fishing season is over.... Just in case I mess it up?

    Do you accept reels for service? Is it ok if the parts are all in little baggies?
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  12. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

    Once again, a demonstration of why, when I need mine serviced, they will get sent to Alan. Before I serviced one myself, I would go revert to handlining.
  13. Fishhead56

    Fishhead56 Senior Member

    At first it may seem the Stella line of reels are exspensive.
    But now it appears that Shimano isn't charging much more than
    $1 per part average.;)
  14. bulllred

    bulllred Senior Member

    Very impressive. Thanks for the hard work! I believe Shimano has the Stella cleaning program. I might be wrong but it might be at a discount price since we own a Stella. I do all my reel maintenance but never on my Stellas. After seeing this post, I wont be opening a Stella.

  15. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

    very, very impressive work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    spinners have always been my least favorite reels to worn on. the single most complicating factor is the fact that they change designs so frequently. finding someone that actually enjoys working on them is just as difficult. well, gentlemen, we just found our man!

    you will probably get a chuckle out of this. when i first started working on reels, i serviced only my own. i would blab to my friends that i have fixed mine and was able to grease the drag washers. on mondays or tuesdays, i would come home and find boxes of fishing reels on the front porch. there would rarely be a 6-pack of beer with it, maybe even a $20 bill, plus a note that said "thanks, alan! i'll pick these up on thursday!" that was 10 years ago. with work of this quality, guys will be beating a path to your door. alan
  16. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

    At first it may seem the Stella line of reels are exspensive. But now it appears that Shimano isn't charging much more than
    $1 per part average.;)

    no kidding!
  17. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

    I need to call Shimano to find out what they charge for cleaning. Mine will need it after this season.

    On another note, rarely do you need to disassemble all the way down to the individual parts. I have often just done a quick cleaning of the major components plus a thorough cleaning of the drags of my conventional reels. Can this be done with the Stellas?

    added: I called Shimano today and they charge $30 per Stella for cleaning and lubrication. They said that it takes 48 hrs in house turnaround.
  18. ichibahn

    ichibahn ** Pak Lurah **

    Thank you guys for all kind of words.
    Next time I will do more clear on illustrations, 'cause I skip some of the step.
    The minus thing is I don't take any pictures of taking apart and cleaning processed, my hand full with dirty greased and mineral spirit.
    Otherwise will be good for helping you guys for DIY reel maintenance.
    But will be 180 or more pictures :eek:

    Brian: I'm not out of control yet, don't worry brotha.

    I just do what I like to do, taking apart something for to know what's inside and how it work then put it back.
    As I'm on private electronic school since 12 years old, I got used to assembled 500-1000 electronic components on PCB :D

    Jim: Send Ema or Cooper over, since I need kid for long time :)

    Tj: You can send your reel along with some jigs or poppers :p

    Kilsong: I was going to ask you permission to post on your forum today but you already did, Thanks.

    Jureal: The different between 10k and 20k is gearing and top drag washer of the spool.
    I did on my 10k and 20k last month but I did not take any picture that time :(

    Alantani: Thanks Alan, I learned a lot from your posting for reel maintenance.
    What kind a good grease to used on reel ?
    So far I try penn reel grease, hot sauce from quantum, reel butter, marine wheel bearing grease and some of gear grease from my RC-car.
    For oil bearing I used Trinity oil bearing from RC-car product (bearing take a long time to stop spinning:D ), I want to try reel-x oil next time.

    (btw any of you guys in here play nitro power RC-car or truck for competition ???)
  19. wfo

    wfo Junior member


    If I took that apart I can put it back together easily, but there would be parts left on the table and I wouldnt know where to put them.
  20. Nepptune

    Nepptune Senior Member

    Thats just incredible!!!
    I was thinking of opening my 6K and 8K up and doing a little service... but seeing that, I think I'll wait a little while till I can find someone in South Africa who could handle it...although I think I might be sending it to you Freddy!!!