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Clutch Nearing End of Life?

  • 2009
  • 911 Carrera S
35 000
Johns Creek, 

I recently took my 2009 C2S to my Indy shop because I felt a slight vibration in the clutch pedal upon engagement into 1st gear. He took it for a test drive and told me that he did not notice any unusual vibration, however, he did sense that the clutch pedal was engaging 1st gear half way off the floor. He told me that this was an indication that my clutch was nearing end of life. He caveated that by telling me that I probably had 1,000 to 2,000 miles remaining before the clutch failed. I have no clutch slippage whatsoever and am very easy on my clutch at launch.

My question is, is clutch pedal position at 1st gear engagement an indicator of clutch wear? If presented with the same data points would you continue to drive your car until the clutch begins to slip or take proactive measures to replace it sooner? In letting this get to the point of clutch slippage do I risk the need for a new flywheel?   

Thank you.

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