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After lurking around here for a couple years, I finally have something to post.

I have been dealing with a heavy clutch since I bought my '02 996 C2. At the time I just sold my '86 930. It had a KEP Stage 2 clutch, so needless to say it was a very heavy clutch. I didn't notice the 996 was heavy, because to me it was light. It was after I drove a friends 997 that I really noticed. After a couple days at Watkins Glen it really started to be an issue

Two different mechanics told me that the clutch needed replaced. That didn't make sense to me because the clutch was replaced by the previous owner and only has 20k miles on it. Plus it never slipped or had any other problems.

On a whim I decided to remove the helper spring to see if it would help. Sure enough, the spring was broken and the coils were binding. I never would have thought a spring like this would break until I saw it. Now I just have to decide if I want to just leave it off or replace it.

Makes me wonder if that is why the previous owner replaced the clutch in the first place.....

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After lurking around here for a couple years, I finally have something to post.

I have been dealing with a heavy clutch since I bought my '02 996 C2. At the time I just sold my '86 930. It had a KEP Stage 2 clutch, so needless to say it was a very heavy clutch. I didn't notice the 996 was heavy, because to me it was light. It was after I drove a friends 997 that I really noticed. After a couple days at Watkins Glen it really started to be an issue

Two different mechanics told me that the clutch needed replaced. That didn't make sense to me because the clutch was replaced by the previous owner and only has 20k miles on it. Plus it never slipped or had any other problems.

On a whim I decided to remove the helper spring to see if it would help. Sure enough, the spring was broken and the coils were binding. I never would have thought a spring like this would break until I saw it. Now I just have to decide if I want to just leave it off or replace it.

Makes me wonder if that is why the previous owner replaced the clutch in the first place.....

Dave,

Also makes you wonder how the two mechanics you spoke with reached the conclusion you needed a new clutch?? Sounds like they needed the work more than giving you a honest diagnosis.

Demosan

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I think the first mechanic was just looking for business. A little too eager to just open things up and spend my $.

The second guy is actually pretty good and honest from my experience, but is more of an air-cooled guy and deals more with track cars. It does make me remember why I usually do my own work when I can.

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