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Originally posted by AaronM
The spring center clutch is a direct, drop-in replacement. It requires no additional parts or modifications to work perfectly.

Every clutch replacement does need to have the pressure plate replaced and the flywheel at least re-finished. Any shop trying to sell you a clutch job without replacing the pressure plate and refinishing the flywheel should not be allowed to work on cars. For that matter, if they recommend no replacing the throw-out bearing (release bearing in the UK) they shouldn't be working on cars. Other things could be optional but those three (release bearing, flywheel re-surface, and new pressure plate) are absolutely essential.
Is this true? The refinishing of the flywheel, I mean. I've done numerous clutch replacements on other cars and, after examining the surface to check for scoring or blued areas caused by overheating, happily put on a new clutch with no problems whatsoever (after using a proper alignment tool, obviously)
1983 944 Lux (manual) 2.5 litre 8 valve na and no pas

1991 944 (automatic) 2.7 litre 16 valve na and pas

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