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Years ago I bought a 1978 930 that the previous owner put a clutch in at home (he said he was handy with VW's ~ really!).

Anyhow he installed the throw out bearing incorrectly & this same condition was present. He even told me "yeah I did something wrong". Now I am not saying you did, but as you know the T.O. bearing goes in a handful of ways, only one correct.

The pedal felt like crap on that '78 but I took it to Road America like that anyhow. I got about two laps until the clutch arm disengaged from the improperly installed T.O. bearing.

Nevertheless I drove that car home (four hours) without said clutch. Only stopped once at a toll booth.

Moral of the story? I dunno ~ check the T.O. bearing.
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