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Where to service my JDM Daiwa Certate LT 5000D?

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Hello fellow fisherman! A year ago I bought a JDM Daiwa Certate LT 5000D from overseas. I called Daiwa USA to service the reel. They told me that they don't accept JDM reels even if it is a Certate LT model that they offer in the US. They told me that the US domestic CERTATELT5000D with the 5.2:1 ratio is built DIFFERENTLY than the same JDM model. Anyway, could anyone recommend a South Shore tackle shop that could service my magsealed, monocoque body reel? Or any other recommendations will be appreciated. Thank you.

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Oh man, this is a great question. I own two myself. Is it just a preventive/regular maintenance that you are looking to get? I have one domestic and one JDM (I think) and I do see some subtle differences, especially in color... I do wonder how they would be built differently internally.

 

I only have nice things to say about the reel... I did fall on the jetty a couple of times with rod and reel in hand and it's only a matter of time before I will need it serviced as well.

 

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I don’t buy Daiwa reels anymore for several reasons.

Can’t  service them without Daiwa juice, need special tools to break them down,they wont service JDM  reels

The reels are great,but not for me….

good luck….

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Depending on how brave/reckless you are, consider opening it up yourself.  Pro tip:  take your time:  Another:  take lots of pictures as you go along, more than you could possibly need.  (Not really a pro.  Just a reckless amateur who has been through many reels, some of them pretty unusual.  All survived.)

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22 hours ago, dae2fish said:

Hello fellow fisherman! A year ago I bought a JDM Daiwa Certate LT 5000D from overseas. I called Daiwa USA to service the reel. They told me that they don't accept JDM reels even if it is a Certate LT model tt they offer in the US. They told me that the US domestic CERTATELT5000D with the 5.2:1 ratio is built DIFFERENTLY than the same JDM model. Anyway, could anyone recommend a South Shore tackle shop that could service my magsealed, monocoque body reel? Or any other recommendations will be appreciated. Thank you.

Try reaching out to JandB tackle.  They have one of the best service centers in the region....Not sure if they have the smaller monocoque tool though.  Vick knows his stuff over there.

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4 hours ago, mike1010 said:

Depending on how brave/reckless you are, consider opening it up yourself.  Pro tip:  take your time:  Another:  take lots of pictures as you go along, more than you could possibly need.  (Not really a pro.  Just a reckless amateur who has been through many reels, some of them pretty unusual.  All survived.)

Problem is the sideplate tool.....Tough to find....some are pricey...

Mine is 60$  

 

Then there is ferrofluid.

 

Along with a .5mm hex and 000 philips drivers that need to fit properly.

 

If you don't frequently service the latest japanny brands, you're not likely to be equipped to get in and out without battle wounds....

 

Which goes beyond the go slow and take photos and laying out parts in an order of operations.

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23 hours ago, hobbyisterisis said:

Oh man, this is a great question. I own two myself. Is it just a preventive/regular maintenance that you are looking to get? I have one domestic and one JDM (I think) and I do see some subtle differences, especially in color... I do wonder how they would be built differently internally.

 

I only have nice things to say about the reel... I did fall on the jetty a couple of times with rod and reel in hand and it's only a matter of time before I will need it serviced as well.

 

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which one is jpm and one is usa?

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At what  price point does Daiwa offer an ARB thats not off the shelf from China??

The universal chicom ARB in Penns Plufeger,etc.

Shimano wins this one….

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3 hours ago, scoobydoo said:

Try reaching out to JandB tackle.  They have one of the best service centers in the region....Not sure if they have the smaller monocoque tool though.  Vick knows his stuff over there.

Thanks Scoob... I’m gonna give JandB a call.

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On 12/5/2021 at 6:24 PM, hobbyisterisis said:

Oh man, this is a great question. I own two myself. Is it just a preventive/regular maintenance that you are looking to get? I have one domestic and one JDM (I think) and I do see some subtle differences, especially in color... I do wonder how they would be built differently internally.

 

I only have nice things to say about the reel... I did fall on the jetty a couple of times with rod and reel in hand and it's only a matter of time before I will need it serviced as well.

 

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“JDM and USA versions being built different”... I don’t know if the Daiwa rep just said that because that’s what they’ve been trained to say or if the difference is really true. 

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I finally got the Certate 5k Ark that I was looking for on eBay. It is an Australian version but I got it from a Japanese seller. If I can get a monocoque tool, I can probably do basic servicing. I have had my Certate 3k for over 2 yrs without problems.  I just replaced the mag oil in my Ballistic 3k after it was dunked briefly.  It wasn't as bad as everyone says. Of course, I looked at all the magseal repair videos including an Indonesian one.

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