So, after some deliberation, I decided to source a low mileage used transmission. It should be arriving late next week. I'll be taking the original one apart to see what needs to be fixed, but, I'd rather be able to drive the car while I rebuild so I went ahead and got a used one from what I hope is a reputable source.
Removed the transmission yesterday. Took about 3.5 hours - its not that bad of a job. Last year I did a torque tube rebuild on my 928 where I had to drop the trans and that was a more difficult job... the 928 trans drop takes maybe about twice as long as compared to the 996. What sucks on the 996, is that even with dropping the engine onto the cross-member, that top transmission bolt is a real pain-in-the ....
Some photos below; I'm going to figure out what I need to replace and what I don't. I'd rather not replace stuff that still has life left as I like doing these jobs and would rather not waste stuff.
Anyhow, how does this clutch look? I'm not sure what a worn versus good 996 clutch should look like...
Also, I have a parts list going on pelican - I would be interested in what else needs to be replaced:
Part Number: 997-101-212-01-M17 Price: $13.75 Qty: 1
Description: Flywheel Seal, 996 Carrera 2/4 (1999-04)
Part Number: PEL-TOL-T136 Price: $8.85 Qty: 1
Description: Clutch Alignment Tool
Part Number: 999-073-092-02-M260 Price: $1.75 Qty: 8
Description: Flywheel Bolt - Crankshaft to Flywheel (10 X 50 mm)
Part Number: 900-067-131-03-M260 Price: $0.50 Qty: 6
Description: Bolt - Flywheel to Clutch Pressure Plate (8 X 16 mm)
Part Number: 996-116-087-01-M100 Price: $42.75 Qty: 1
Description: Guide Tube for Clutch Release Bearing Brand: Genuine Porsche
Part Number: 996-301-805-00-M204 Price: $7.25 Qty: 1
Description: Main Shaft Seal Brand: Kaco
Part Number: 012-141-751-C-M1002 Price: $2.75 Qty: 1
Description: Pivot Piece for Clutch Release Lever Brand: Genuine
Part Number: 996-116-743-00-M100 Price: $2.50 Qty: 1
Description: Sealing Washer for Clutch Release Lever
Part Number: 996-116-080-04-M38 Price: $101.50 Qty: 1
Description: Clutch Release Bearing Brand: Sachs
Part Number: 4200-080-050-M38 Price: $7.50 Qty: 1
Description: Clutch Disc Spline Grease - SACHS High Performance
Part Number: 996-116-741-00-M100 Price: $10.75 Qty: 1
Description: Retaining Spring for Clutch Release Lever Pivot
Trans after some cleaning.
Is this clutch too far gone?