Hey guys i bought a Penn Battle 2 6000 a while back and spooled it up last night. The line tapers from the top to the bottom just a tad bit. A little notch of empty space is at the bottom of the spool, the taper isn't terrible, but it is definitely noticeable.
After some looking online, it seems like i need to add a washer to raise the spool higher up on the spool shaft. The thing is, i do not understand where to put this said washer.
By looking at the reel. There is the Gear on the spool shaft, that makes that clicking sound when the drag is loose. Ontop of the gear is the Thrust Washer ( 1211629 60-5000BTL THRUST WASHER ). Then ontop of that washer goes a small bearing, and then there is a C locking clip. Inbetween that C locking clip and the Gear that is built into the main shaft, there is no space to add another washer.
Clearly the Spool is resting on this white Thrust Washer and not much else, and it seems impossible to fit another washer underneath that C clip. It doesn't seem right to put a washer above the bearing or around it, cause the hollow receptacle is too deep for the spool to actually even rest on the bearing.
Is my though process correct on this? I bought this used, so i have no idea how the supplementary washers look. In this Alan Tani thread on the Penn Conflict, the reel came with supplementary washers to change how the spool lays.
Here is the Batlle 2 6000 Schematics: http://www.scottsbt.com/catalog/store/images/pennparts/schematics/btl6000.pdf
Maybe the supplementary washer is a lot thinner? I can wiggle the bearing up a little bit, but idk if i could fit another Thrust washer. I can't think of another place to put a washer.
I also assume these thrust washers are made of teflon? Or plastic? I cannot find any teflon washers at Home depot.com . .