I have a Penn Torque 1st Gen bailed that I recently had to replace the line roller and bearings after they fell off while fighting a fish. I am not sure how that happened since I did not touch that part of the reel. Anyway, $30 later after replacing the line roller and bearings, I could hear a faint clicking sound after each rotation. So, I decided to open it up and try to find the issue. I decided to soak all the metal parts in WD40 overnight and regreased and oiled afterwards. I lost one of the metal shims that I think went on the main gear (It has one silver one, I lost the gold one) and after reassembly, its not just a clicking sound anymore, it feels clunky each rotation. At first I thought something was wrong with the crosswind gear, but this was not the case. I have a bail less version and I swapped the crosswind gears and the issue continued. I said maybe the main gear is damaged somehow, so I swapped the gears and the clunkiness was gone. I noticed that since my bail less is one of the first released, it has a different main gear assembly, a tad bit thinner than the updated one. I think this is just a matter of putting shims to the main gear to avoid it from hitting the side plates. I was hoping to find out where to buy the shims for the main gear and also the shims for the main shaft since I could not find part numbers for them, please see attachment below:
There are no signs of corrosion on any of the metal parts whatsoever. I also could not find any issues with the gears, they look brand spanking new. The reel has been used less than 10 times. Please let me know. Thank you.