Originally Posted by spidey07
pics of clutch that was eventually replaced, hmm...I see no springs on the friction plate.
Must be a dual mass flywheel or some other form of shock absorption then.
Most clutches have springs in the center to absorb the shock when they engage. Like this one
does. And like the picture on the box in the photos you link. If the springs aren't in the clutch center, there has to be another mechanism to allow some amount of radial "give" as the clutch engages and this is typically a dual mass flywheel.
Still, there's obvious wear on the fingers of the pressure plate's diaphragm spring which would indicate that replacement was indeed necessary.