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  1. Hello all, I've got a 2008 997 C4 w/ 56k miles on it. It was cold this morning (30 degrees F) and I noticed clutch slip for the first time since I bought the car in higher gears under full throttle. The clutch pedal feels very mushy and lost alot of its spring on the return. I stopped by my local shop and he confirmed its the clutch. The car is my daily driver but I do autocross about once a month and intend to track in the future. I told myself I'd get the light weight flywheel when its time to replace the clutch, and so it seems that time has come. I'm not adverse to the extra noise of the LWFW, but I've heard that you shouldn't do this mod on a C4. I see sharkwerks has a C4 project car with the LWFW so I assume it worked out, but who knows. Aside from the flywheel obviously I need a clutch. I've been looking at the Sachs stage 2.5 performance clutch kit, and it seems like a good option. I've also heard that the BBI clutch slave cylinder is an upgrade that would be helpful for clutch performance and feel. Questions: -Anyone have any experience with a LWFW on a C4? -Anyone have any experience with the Sach's stage 2.5 kit on a C4? -Any other clutch kit recommendations? -Anyone have any experience with replacing the clutch slave cylinder? Note: I'm going to get my IMS bearing inspected but if its not leaking I think I'm going to pass, seeing how I have 56k miles on it with no issues. Perhaps its past the infant mortality stage? Thanks, Jim
  2. Good afternoon Dean, I think this could be an issue with your actuators or your pump. I would check your hyd fluid level in your pump. After that, I would check your the inner wheel well of your rears to see if hyd fluid is leaking. If this is the case, then its an actuator that is failed. Thanks, Jim
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