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The long awaited Reel service and maintenance guide for the Shimano Ultegra Ci4 XSA 14000...


A comprehensive Photgraphic tutorial.

*** Disclaimer***

This is a difficult thing to do! Service your own reel at your own risk!
Ultimate Angling accepts no responsiblity for things that may go wrong.

It is amazing how Shimano continues to make reels that are almost impossible to self-service, requiring specialized equipment to remove certain parts.
Bear this in mind when you take this project on. For example - The Drive Shaft bearing needs to be literally forced off the shaft, risking damage to the bearing - there is no other way without specialized equipment that doesn't come with the reel.
Another example is the Rotor Nut, tucked inside the Body housing, it is difficult to remove without a specialized wrench.


Let's go...!





















































Those just wanting to remove bearings and service them, this is where I recommend that you stop!!
From here on, things become increasingly complicated.







































That's the disassembly done.
Clean all parts in Benzine, and scrub with a toothbrush.
Oil all bearings and liberally grease all moving parts with a quality grease like Cal's or Kingfisher/Daiwa Red.

Now let's put it all back together again!













At the back of the reel...


















































Replace the Spool and you're done!

If you want to service the Drag system, this is relatively straightforward...

Firstly, remove the screws holding the Drag together.
Then...


These washers are Oiled felt. Inspect and clean in Benzine, then thorough drying on Paper towels. They should NOT be greased, rather oiled with a quality Oil like ReelX.










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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 10:00:28 am »
I hope this helps some dedicated angler out there to save some ammo on their reel repair costs!

If anyone has a copy of the Schematics of this reel, I'd appreciate them scanning it and e-mailing it to me in .pdf format so that we can post it here?

Many thanks!

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 03:30:06 pm »
 (clap) what a tut Reefz! You are an exceptionally brave man taking this on. It really irks me that these spinning reels are so complicated. Perhaps the new Penn Torque spinning will have an effect on this element

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 03:33:28 pm »
Superb post Reefz  :+ cred: looks like a lot of hard work   :shmno:

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 03:44:20 pm »
Sheeewww thats a tad complicated and I used to service reels for tackle shops at one stage.
I have been adding about 15 ml of 20w50 oil into the reel via the lube hole with a syringe probably after every 3rd outing.
So far the reel feels silky smooth. Im gonna stick to this method until I feel that more is required.
Nice tutorial though and im sure it will come in handy the day i decide to do the major service........
Thanks for taking the time to share. :shmno:
 
 

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 05:24:40 pm »
What a awsome tut Tony. Always full of detail. I admire you for stripping that reel. You have more chutney then me. The last time a opened a Shimano grinder I ended up taking it back to the shop and asked them to fix what I had broken. (clap)

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 08:14:12 am »
Very well done (clap) The photograthy alone is something to be proud of.
must be a nikon cannot see a cannon taking photo's like this.

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 08:30:07 am »
Very well done (clap) The photograthy alone is something to be proud of.
must be a nikon cannot see a cannon taking photo's like this.

No fancy Camera!

Just a Canon D10 using Macro function.

It's a lot of work though... there are 73 editted photo's that make up the final tut. Probably 100Meg of photo's. These are the best ones, chosen from about 450 photo's taken in High resolution, then cropped, then enhanced, then resampled down from 300px to 72px (to make them smaller for web use), resized from 4000x3000 down to 700x700, text descriptions added, and then saved!!

Then uploaded to the Web... then a post is made, inserting the URL's of each photo into it's proper place... done!!

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 08:35:22 am »
I take my hat off to you  :+ cred:

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 08:46:05 am »
Very nice post Reefz!!! (clap) (clap) (clap) :+ cred:

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 10:10:12 am »
WOW! Now that is a comprehensive guide to all the twiddly bits of that reel! What a great post Reefz  :win: :+ cred:


Any chance you could do one for a Shimano Tyrnos 2 speed for the offshore guys? Always wondered how to service a 2 speed...

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 10:27:06 am »
If anyone has a Tyrnos with Reel Schematics, that is prepared to part with it for a week or 2, I'd be happy to give it a bash.

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 10:41:22 am »
I'll have the schematics up by next week when I'm back in my flat and have my scanner

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 10:53:18 am »
Cool, looking forward to this one. I have done my Torium 30 using Reefz tutorial before and it is really great to be able to service your own reels and get some experience, especially if things go wrong on a trip and you can DIY the problem  (clap)

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 11:45:36 am »
Cool, looking forward to this one. I have done my Torium 30 using Reefz tutorial before and it is really great to be able to service your own reels and get some experience, especially if things go wrong on a trip and you can DIY the problem (clap)

Exactly!!


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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 03:07:24 pm »
Felt washers make for an awesome drag! Used to have them in the SL50SH (they probably still do). One of the smoothest drags I have ever felt!!!

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2012, 08:51:37 am »
Ok I couldn't get this into pdf format so lets see if a plain ol jpeg is ok

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2012, 07:41:58 am »
Just a headsup to Ultegra owners...

Made the bad mistake of not lubing mine out the box... fished with it for a few days in Kosi, rinsed it off and returned to Jhb. 5 days later, opened the reel to service it...

The handle has a Jacket sleeve on it that should have freeplay. Mine was corroded solid to the handle shaft...  swr <: wouldn't move at all. Almost wrecked the entire handle trying to hammer the sleeve loose....

Make sure you grease and oil this shaft properly before using it!!

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2012, 08:01:12 am »
Thanks for the heads up...... I always say there is always time for lube .... Lube is gud....

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Re: SHIMANO ULTEGRA Ci4 14000 - SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TUTORIAL
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2013, 09:05:31 am »
Thanks Reefman

I noticed in the photo's regarding the handle sleeve seizing onto the shaft that you have a different handle / knob than the standard out the box reel, where do you get those and how do you fit it to the handle ? My reel has been used hard but has been well maintained and washed but the handle bearing is however starting to feel very sticky and tight , I know of a few guys in the East London area who have had the handle lock up completely and actually break off and I would prefer to fix the problem before this happens.

Have you had to replace you worm gear yet ?