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Where is the clutch suppose to engage?

This is on an 83. OK, I have new everything... Clutch Master, slave, pressure plate, throwout bearing, clutch disk,, flywheel resurfaced, pilot bearing, etc. THis is my first 944 so I don't know where the clutch is suppose to engage. I've bled it, but didn't know if I might still have some air. It starts engaging about 3 inches from the floor. Definitely not at the top like the old one. I think it's fine, but just checking....
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sounds like perfection.
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This is on an 83. OK, I have new everything... Clutch Master, slave, pressure plate, throwout bearing, clutch disk,, flywheel resurfaced, pilot bearing, etc. THis is my first 944 so I don't know where the clutch is suppose to engage. I've bled it, but didn't know if I might still have some air. It starts engaging about 3 inches from the floor. Definitely not at the top like the old one. I think it's fine, but just checking....
MY '88 starts to engage at 3 inches from the firewall as well
May be the original clutch as no clutch paperwork exists in my 25-year old stack of service records for dam near everything else. Some feel that the rubber center would've oxidized by now; so who knows.

Anyway, from 3" to 6" the friction increases till full engagement.
Touch wood but no shutter or vibrations evident.
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Good deal. That's what I was hoping...
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how long are the clutches supposed to last before you replace one?
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how long are the clutches supposed to last before you replace one?
i've had my current clutch for four years, and i drive my car like its stolen. it is a centerforce semi-competition setup.

that said, i could easily kill a new clutch in less than 1/2 an hour, if that was my goal. possibly less than five minutes....
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Sounds decently normal to me. Never measured. My clutch starts to grab once you get past that initial resistance point.
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My pedal starts to engage about half way, how many inches that is. I replaced my original clutch in november that was stamped November 5, 1984! Car had 207k on the clock, with a broken odometer when I bought her at 181k. Clutches can go a long time if you drive respectably.
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