Torium 20

Discussion in 'Reel Repair' started by BIGV2832, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. BIGV2832

    BIGV2832 Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a torium 20 that over the winter I installed carbontex drag washers. It has been working smooth while cod fishing, but the other day when I was setting my drag to the the 12-15 lb range, as I was pulling line out, the handle was spinning backwards. I heard of the anti-reverse failing on the toriums, but he handle doesn't move backwards on the lighter settings. I am going to try to use this reel for tuna so the drag is very important. Any ideas or suggestions?
     
  2. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    call shimano and order up a new anti-reverse roller bearing, a roller bearing inner tube and an anti-reverse dog. when you reinstall the dog, make sure it "grabs" the ratchet gear properly and STAYS there during the remainder of the rebuild. this should restore the anti-reverse system back to it's 18# holding capacity.
     

  3. margarita mojo

    margarita mojo Senior Member

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    Hey Alan,

    I haven't installed the drag washers you sent me yet in my other Thunnus 16000. I will be sure to take some pictures when I do. Thanks for getting them to me quickly. I have a Torium 20 also with carbon drags and haven't had any issues to date. Could happen anytime I suppose.

    Joe
     
  4. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    My torium 20 had the anti reverse go out on the first fish. I sent it to shimano for service and it came back like new. It has been 2 years and i have caught many fish that can pull 20# of drag and havent had a problem since. I often wonder if the quality control is a factor on some of the lower end reels...
     
  5. BIGV2832

    BIGV2832 Senior Member

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    thanks guys ..I'll let you know the results once I get the parts in
     
  6. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    can you post the dimensions of these drag washers again? thanks! alan
     
  7. margarita mojo

    margarita mojo Senior Member

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    can you post the dimensions of these drag washers again? thanks! alan

    Alan,

    Are you talking about for the Thunnus 16000 drag washers?
     
  8. alantani

    alantani Senior Member

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    thank you, yes.......
     
  9. margarita mojo

    margarita mojo Senior Member

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    thank you, yes.......

    Here is the number from a past message from you

    #6-7000 I think they may be penn washers
     
  10. BIGV2832

    BIGV2832 Senior Member

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    Alright so before I called shimano, I finally got some free time to open the reel an take a look. It seems to me (and I am in no way a pro at this stuff, I'm learning as I go) like it was a combination of a few problems.

    1) Too much oil in the reel -- wiped quite a bit of excess out
    2) The inner tube (im having a mental fart right now and do no remember the technical name) was greased and i took all the grease off of it and put it back in
    3) when i installed my carbontex drag washers I accidently put a metal washer (the one with the small circular ridge) upside down, so i changed that back to normal

    After doing all this stuff, i still wasn't feeling to confident but i tested it out at 15 pounds of drag and it worked perfect! It was smoother, the handle did not spin backwards, and I was able to max out at 20 #'s of drag. So i'm pretty pumped about it working properly (for now at least ) and taking it with me to Stellwagen tomorrow in the hunt for tuna. thanks guys for your advice, if the problem arises again i will order the parts and replace. thanks again