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Mark Loeber

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20 Jul 2006
Dear all,

Please can you help me with some practical advice regarding buying a 2000 Porsche 911. I have seen one I like which is sitting in a customs warehouse in Kent. The only problem is that the vehicle has been standing for about 10 months. One of my friends has said that the 911 has a dry clutch and if they stand around too long the clutch plate rusts and sticks in place. If the car is started the clutch burns out. Can anyone confirm if this is the case of if there is anything regarding the clutch I should look out for or do prior to starting the car.

many thanks


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I think I would have it trailered to an Official Porsche Centre for an inspection (who will also sell you an OPC warranty following the inspection- useful for a 996), and proper recommissioning.

Good luck...


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Heard RMS probs are sometimes caused by car sitting, as the seal goes dry


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To free the stuck clutch - just start the car in gear.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Milkfloat on 21 July 2006

To free the stuck clutch - just start the car in gear.
I recall my dad freeing the clutch on an old Rover by starting in gear, then driving up the road accelerating hard, then backing off sharply whilst pushing in the clutch. To be fair, the starter motor never seemed quite the same after... There are probably less brutal ways of doing it with spanners etc.

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