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I'm guessing a few of you have the above make reel but how do you go about servicing it, do you send them back stateside or DIY?

I've lifted this info from the BASS forum for those members who arn't! You can get the service kits from http://www.saltwateredge.com/Van-Staal-Self-Service-Kit.html
And here are the videos to show you how
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&feature=channel&hl=en-GB&v=Y1Y7DESUufM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&feature=channel&hl=en-GB&v=6EOjWr00Mq8

Maybe **** can start stocking the kits to save on the postage ;)
 

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It appears from the instructional video that 3 three seals is the only required parts really to complete the service.Now they probably wouldn't sell this seperately!!!

Also just an observation when doing self service and using WD40 or similiar lubricant/penetrant.Wipe off excess as this breaks down the grease and turns it into a thickish oil.

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Stephen when I did my reel I made sure my reel was wiped clean of WD40. I have to say that when I replaced my seals they seemed like new so I will not be servicing my van staals as often as they recommend
 

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Do be careful when ordering/buying a service kit. The parts supplied with the kit are designed for opening up the body work of the newer reels only. How new 'new' is I'm not sure, but the kits do not work with the original US versions of the reel because it will not be possible to open up the reel with the supplied tools. Van Staal recommend that older versions of the reels are sent in for service in Tulsa.
 
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