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Old 01-11-2018, 01:33 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Geof3 View Post
You guys obviously didn't see the pic where the pully was sheared clean off the spool? I am fully aware the pully is a clutch type.

And where would "red dust" come from? Other than a rusted/worn bearing/surface? That pully is NOT normal. Sorry.

As mentioned, the pully is replaceable with a special tool. If there are no further signs of corrosion or otherwise, it should be fine. (though thstone's advice is spot on)
Sorry, but we see about 20 or so that look like this every week and they are both serviceable and completely normal (OP's original photo):

They all throw some red dust, which is probably why Porsche put the plastic cover on them in the first place.......
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