Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

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Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 pm

...for another clutch, bitches.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 pm

I'm trolling my own website. Damn, I am sad.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by gnat » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:04 pm

40k on a clutch? I don't feel so bad now that I know I'm not the only that doesn't get 80k out of the things!

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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:09 pm

The PO replaced the clutch in my car at 60,000, when it might not have needed it (WYIT sort of thing). Does 40,000 sound low to anyone else?

Just curious. This is my first manual car in 20 years, I'm sure I am burning mine when I'm not even driving it.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:30 pm

Gettin' ready for the RennRun, son.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 808Bill » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:36 pm

My PO changed it 60K miles ago and I was very tempted to roll with it as it still looks good to me, but not going to.
I've seen 90K on some others...If it still works and feels good roll with it.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:37 pm

I screwed myself. Machined the flywheel and reused it. Doh. Probably would have gotten twice the life out of the new clutch. *shrug*

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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeah.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:56 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:37 pm
I screwed myself. Machined the flywheel and reused it. Doh. Probably would have gotten twice the life out of the new clutch. *shrug*

Live and learn.
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Re: Well, after 5 years and 40,000 miles with my 996, it's finally time...

Post by KoB » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:58 am

Prior owners of my car managed to trash the clutch and flywheel in about 59k miles. Seemed a bit premature, given that AFAIK neither PO lived in an area where I’d expect a lot of stop-and-go driving.

OTOH, there is strong evidence — like the eleven bucks worth of change that I found under the center console when I went to install a new shifter — that at least one of the prior owners of my car was a dope.
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