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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Clutch assist spring Reply with quote

Is the clutch assist spring difficult to change on a Boxster? Will I need to take it to the garage or is it a DIY job
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a yes and also a no type of question ..

Its not too bad but it is fiddly , you have to hold the clutch pedal down whilst fitting it with one hand and there is a chance of hurting yourself .

Personnely i would say get a garage to do it .. if not ill try to dig out some instructions .. 987 ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Thats a yes and also a no type of question ..

Its not too bad but it is fiddly , you have to hold the clutch pedal down whilst fitting it with one hand and there is a chance of hurting yourself .

Personnely i would say get a garage to do it .. if not ill try to dig out some instructions .. 987 ?

It's a 986 with heavy clutch it's done 57k miles
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clutch cover is the usual for a heavy clutch pedal im afraid .. ie new clutch .. spring normally makes a noise if broken but is the cheapest part to replace just in case it has broken .
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Clutch cover is the usual for a heavy clutch pedal im afraid .. ie new clutch .. spring normally makes a noise if broken but is the cheapest part to replace just in case it has broken .

Thanks for info, think I can live with it for now if it gets worse will get clutch rms & ims changed as do have small oil leak also
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my old 986 with a heavy clutch at 70,000 miles. It last until 120,000 miles.

If you rev match all, and I do mean all, your downshifts and don't ride the clutch in traffic, my experience is that even a fairly worn clutch will go on for a long time, even driving the snot out of the car.

I think it's wear from non-matched downshifts that sees so many clutches going so quickly.

Plus it's a win-win, 'cuz rev matching is a joy in these cars.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is the clutch assist spring, I did mine a while ago and it made a lot of difference and was a lot lighter afterwards but if I was to do it again I would take the drivers seat out as that would give a lot more room to work, the seat comes out easily and will save much time and effort.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is quite popular in the US for guys to remove the helper spring
so the clutch has a more definite 'bite' point.
I had one go on my 996 and removed it.
Personally I like more of a 'feel' to the clutch.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My heavy clutch turned out to be a broken slave cylinder and bent release fork Dont know

£5k bill for a gearbox rebuild (plus new clutch , flywheel and ancillaries)
frustrated

No warning , no slipping, just poor Gear change action (not me I hasten to add!)
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