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987.1 S Clutch + flywheel replacement.

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Asking because why not, so I need a new clutch and flywheel.... any benefits of installing anything other than stock? I really only use the cayman for cruising on the twists plus grocery shopping. Plus a desire to do a track day here or there.

It all felt great before it didn't so I'm happy with the stock gear but curious for comments if others have put anything other than a stock replacement in and if it was better or worse. 

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Just interested in how many K's before it went on you?

Flywheel is also ratshit, or are you just replacing it as a matter of course with the clutch?

 

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Only just gone in the last week, on 92500km. Short story, yeah flywheel is ratshit.

Long story, I balls-up a hill start, over rev'd and didn't drop it quick enough, just carried the slip for way to long at a high rpm, thats the only thing I can think of about 2 weeks ago. 

I'm guessing that might have been the trigger to overheat and warp the flywheel which would lead to the clutch failing?

I'm getting vibration through the clutch when finding the bite-point, which is also now harder to find. Clutch still dis-engages and re-engages, but pedal is sloppy and light through the start of its travel, small bite point with said vibration as the clutch comes into contact with the flywheel :(

All the should have been pre-faced with 'I'm no mechanic.' however If the flywheel is warped because of that crap hill start, then the clutch doesn't have the full surface area to mate with, then the clutch goes... was my layman thinking.

As I was meant to be going on a cruise this long New Years weekend, I tee'd up a drive at the dealership to get their opinion, I didn't mention my thoughts to them, but the dealership mechanic only had to put it in reverse to go for a test driver, he felt the vibration and called it there, flywheel is gone! So I'll take his word for it.

Quote from Porsche Dealership, was wow, I'll shop around for after market parts and do some forum searching/ask around for what others have done. Once I have a price from elsewhere, I'll post the numbers.

If anyone with better understand would like to explain that'd be great.

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I'm no mechanic either, so any comments or answers you get, will interest me as well

92500k..... I think is a great effort if it is the first clutch(?)   Sensational actually.

and that being the case....... if you did a lot of those k's yourself, I'd definitely be going back to a stock clutch kit and flywheel, appears to have served you well.

You can probably get a much better price from PELICAN in the states or one of those places, but be wary with the install as it won't cover the parts you're using.   At least with a dealership you're covered if it has a problem.

Maybe try a non P dealership that specialises in P cars and get a quote for supply and fit.

Any Queenslanders looking on here might be able to PM you with suggestions.

Without mentioning dealerships or suppliers, what was the ball park figure for the parts and fitting?

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, leechj said:

Asking because why not, so I need a new clutch and flywheel.... any benefits of installing anything other than stock? I really only use the cayman for cruising on the twists plus grocery shopping. Plus a desire to do a track day here or there.

It all felt great before it didn't so I'm happy with the stock gear but curious for comments if others have put anything other than a stock replacement in and if it was better or worse. 

Is car early enough to have potential IMS issue?  If so, I'd replace it while you're in there....

Our '05 987.1 Boxster is at 136,000kms.  Clutch still feels beautiful.  I'm thinking it was probably done before we got the car as we've done 60,000 kms in it.  Pity it wasn't recorded in the service books.....

 

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@TwoHeadsTas Car engine number is after IMS issues, so i believe all good there.

I've gotten the car back today, from my local Porsche specialist, new clutch kit fitted, and they machined the flywheel... i didn't think this was possible with a dual mass clutch... so hopefully there won't be issues down the road as labour is the biggest cost in the work done.

$2.7k for labour and parts, so about $2.5k cheaper than going the 'official' route to replace both the clutch and flywheel with genuine parts.

 

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