A notable ‘jutter’ (British term) was encountered from dead stop. At some point in the recent past a mechanic seriously shorted my PO on a clutch replacement job.
The photo of the flywheel tells a lot as does the throw out bearing (carbon block). The surface of the flywheel is worn approximately .013" and is like a potato chip. The clutch plate shows so little wear its almost good enough to re-install, a complete mis-match in the amount of wear.
#1. A new plate was obviously installed onto a worn flywheel.
#2. The fork (clutch slave cylinder) return spring is missing as is it’s small fitting (ear) leading to full-time contact with the pressure plate, or, the block wasn’t swapped out at all.
I’m posting this as a reminder to owners who don’t know how to specify the work they will have done, or those who seek the save a few bucks. Have the job done correctly. Specify the parts to be replaced and the work that is to be done.
This is a shame (although the adjusted purchase price more than compensates for a whole lot of new parts going in on the might-as-well-while-the-engine’s-out plan).