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Clutch release lever: Don't reinstall retainer pin?

Is there any risk not to re-install this retainer pin?


I have a 78 SC which has the retainer pin in the clutch release lever but it is a major PITA to remove (SSI / modified oil lines are not helping) and more recent SC models have a lever without the pin.
Has the design of the release lever changed overtime and do you need this updated release lever or is it ok not to re-install the pin?

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By 1980 it’s not even used. Be sure to lube the vertical shaft.
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Left mine out......no problems.
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Thanks for the info.

So I assume there weren't any updates to the lever mechanism which explain why the retainer pin is not needed anymore as of 1980.
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Interestingly the current parts catalog from Porsche doesn't even list the pin, so I wouldn't worry about it. Between the bottom circlip holding the splined lever and all of the tension coming from the Omega and return springs it's not going anywhere.
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Thanks for the info.

So I assume there weren't any updates to the lever mechanism which explain why the retainer pin is not needed anymore as of 1980.
When I compared them side by side, they were identical visually otherwise.

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