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    Default 16ft dtx

    I have the 16ft dtx only about 6months old,
    At first i thought the joints were loose but there ok.,
    I seem to get a creeking noise or click on the forward cast hard to explain but its annoying ,
    Anyone else got this problem ??? or would know what it might be?

    jim.
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    Default Maybe?

    When composite structures move slightly where there is an interference fit, like on a ferrule, they do make a creaking sort of noise. You may be able to see where this is occuring by examining the male end and looking for a wear spot or a sign tha it has been tight.

    I don' treally have the solution for you, but wax was a traditional application to ferrules and it willl likely aid the connected blank to settle together slightly differently and will likely stop the noise. Normally it doesn't take much to sort something like this, as tolerances are pretty fine.

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    Hi
    Check your lined eyes maybe one
    of the inserts is loose from the frame.

    hingin
    Last edited by hingin; 28-08-2012 at 07:31 PM.

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    check everything for tightness from the tip down and wax your ferrules with a bit of candle wax.

    I had a similar problem on a dtx, the reel was not sitting in the reel seat as tight as it should have been, making a small click every time on the forward delivery. i cleaned the reel seat & reel foot, and lubricated the locking ring threads with a light teflon based lubricant.
    worked sweet after.

    Gary

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    thanks guys
    i have waxed my joints [sorry the rods joints] and i will double check every things tight ,and let you know the next time out if its cured,

    cheers jim.
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    Jimbo,

    Your joints aren't tight enough, I had the same one morning rather hungover and I hadn't tightened the first joint correctly. A faint clicking noise when i "gave it a wiggle" to check.

    Give them a clean (a pipe cleaner or good old kitchen roll rolled and put in) then wax the males back up and it should solve it.
    Last edited by Scanny; 29-08-2012 at 06:18 PM.
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    Default Waxed

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    Thanks scanny
    Im not sure if my joints are slack ,i sometimes have a bluddy job seperating them,
    But i have cleaned them and waxed them up, so fingers crossed

    thanks again,

    jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonshrimp View Post
    thanks mate but now im really confused

    wax on or wax off mmmmm!!!!!
    jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo220 View Post
    thanks mate but now im really confused

    wax on or wax off mmmmm!!!!!
    jim.

    Paint the fence glasshopper

    Trial and error if it's clicking or ticking then it's too much wax probably in the female section
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