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Is the clutch height adjustable on my 1999 996 cabriolet or do I have to replace the clutch. If so how much would you say a clutch costs on this baby.

I'm in the same boat. My clutch engages near the top of the clutch pedal stroke. I've done some searching on this board and others, and it doesn't seem like it is adjustable. I'm considering a clutch replacement, but it's running fine right now, with no symptoms other than the pedal height at engagement. I've got a '99 996 with 50k miles.

If I recall, I saw some posts estimating replacement costs at indy shops at around $2000. (do a search for more accurate numbers.) But, there's the additional thought of "while you're in there", you might also replace the RMS (rear main seal) and the IMS bearing, which adds some additional cost.

Of course, you could also do it yourself... Do a search for some info on that.

Anyone else have thoughts on the clutch height?

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When the clutch disc is worn out the pedal gets firmer and the pedal engage height gets near the top.

Loren and others:

Should one change RMS with clutch. From the web I am getting two opinions, 1. Change the clutch if necessary, but dont mess with RMS if its not leaking, 2. While the clutch is out, change the RMS too.

What is Porsche's official recommendation. Thanks

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I agree with if it is not leaking leave it alone.

Porsche does not recommend or suggest replacing RMS seals unless they are leaking. If the seal is leaking the tech must perform several measurements of the seal bore to make sure the engine case is within spec. If it is then they must use the factory tool to properly insert the new seal.

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