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Old 10-30-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question clutch shudder on initial startup

My '99 986 is a fine machine, wonderful to drive. I must admit that I have been spoiled over my last 10 years of ownership with only 2 non-routine items ... a new top with glass window after the OEM plastic cracked about 6 years ago, and a new water pump earlier this year.

But I have started to experience a clutch "shudder", but ONLY on the initial cold startup.....after that it's as smooth as it always has been......

any thoughts?

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Old 10-30-2019, 07:18 PM   #2
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How many miles on the clutch?
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:34 AM   #3
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could be an issue with the duel mass flywheel.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:00 AM   #4
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I get the same "clutch shudder" upon the first one or two accelrations if the engine is cold. Feels like a clutch issue maybe slipping slightly. (I'm a very gentle manual shift driver)......after the first one or two accelerations in 1st gear, the car is perfect. (1998 w/85,000 miles)

Just did a Google seach ...... Porsche Boxster clutch shudder on initial startup....and found a lot of discussion.....check it out!!

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