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How to inspect 944 clutch and timing belt

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I am buying a 1990 944 S2 with 90k miles. Clutch is original and last timing belt service is unknown.

Is there a way to test is the clutch is good while driving?

What's the easiest way to inspect the timing belt's condition?

Lastly, is it easy to remove the front seat leather? Some seams are coming apart.

Thanks!

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I would not trust the timing belt - i would just change it to be safe.

You can measure the clutch disk through the inspection port.

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Replace the timing belt/balance shaft belt/water pump/front engine oil seals and any tensioner/rollers that need doing while in there to be safe. The OEM clutch disc is also a rubber mounted unit and can fail with time so consider that into the price.

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Thanks guys. Which corner of the car should I jack up to access the clutch inspection hole? Sorry, I'm a newbie with 951 and obviously don't have access to the car yet.

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Left side as viewed from the drivers seat facing forward.

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Brought the car home today. It drove great. Clutch is good and timing belt, rollers and water pump were done in 2003 and 23,000 miles ago. Think I am due for new belt still? Car is garaged and pampered in CA.

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Congrats fella. I almost bought one of these about ten years ago. I would still change out that timing belt and carefully inspect everything due to age.

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