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Shimano Cardiff Series A Maintenance Guide

By October 30, 2006

This article describes in detail the steps to disassemble and service you Shimano Cardiff series reel (100,200,300,400 and left hand equivalents).  Keeping your reel clean and well maintained will ensure that the reel will perform properly when you need it most.  The Cardiff is designed for both fresh and salt water, however heavy use in salt water requires more frequent maintenance.  At a minimum, this service should be performed on an annual basis to ensure peak reel performance. 

Shimano parts referenced in the article can be ordered by calling Shimano directly at 1-877-577-0600.
  These instructions are valid for the original Cardiff as well as the A series Cardiff. 

List of tools that may be needed for service:

1. Small Phillips screwdriver
2. Q-tips
3. Shimano oil part number BNT1445
4. Towel or rag
5. Shimano grease  part number A-dra1/4  ( ¼ ounce size will do around 10-15 reels)
6. Schematics of the reel
    [ cdf100 | cdf101 | cdf200 | cdf201 | cdf300 | cdf301 | cdf400 | cdf401 ]
7. 10mm wrench or nut driver or  the Shimano tool that came with the reel
8. Small flat head screwdriver
9. Toothbrush
10. Rubbing Alcohol

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