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Gurmot
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris_in_the_UK wrote:
Gurmot wrote:

Comment: having an inspection at a local specialist in a couple weeks. They have already recommended replacing the IMS at a cost of £1300 plus vat. Very interested in this thread as I am inclined to get it done but still not sure.


Gawd - how on earth can they diagnose the need for a (very overpriced) IMS bearing without inspecting the car?

(Welcome - nice to see you here BTW).


To be fair, I turned up without an appointment and one of the owners came and sat with me for 10 minutes to discuss my needs. I really wanted to book in for an inspection but I asked about IMS and then he gave me the info above. I told him I would discuss IMS with them again after the inspection. I asked about simply inspecting the IMS bearing and removing the seal and he said something about a weakness or problem with the IMS shaft which would only be addressed by an upgrade (all new to me).

I can only assume the work he was discussing was much more than simply replacing the bearing but I will report back when I know more.
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cbr6dc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do people get tyres fitted as that's a good price?

The wheels are unmarked and I don't want some chimp scuffing them because I don't want the hassle of repair.
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Panda996
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Joined: 19 Aug 2016
Posts: 51
Location: Surrey


PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 16/10/16
member: PandA996
model: 996 C2 Targa
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 30/07/04
date registered: 29/11/02
mileage (at purchase): 5,000
mileage (now): 39,000
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable):
comment:
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maldren
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

date input: 24/11/2016
member: maldren
model: 996.2 C2
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 23/6/2016
date registered: 01/08/03
mileage (at purchase): 86,400
mileage (now): 90,100
bearing (orig./replacement): Replaced at service 84,030
failure data (if applicable): None
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since starting this thread back in March 2015 (nearly 2 years ago) there's not been one reported 996 ims bearing failure as far as I'm aware. On the other hand we have witnessed (correct me if I'm wrong) around 4 failures in 997s within that time period.

Not good for the 997.
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JS1500
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Location: Aberdeen


PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date input: 03/05/17
Member: JS1500
Model: 996.1 C4
Engine size: 3.4
Purchase date: 17/02/17
Date registered: 04/08/00
Mileage (at purchase): 103,000
Mileage (now): 104,100
Bearing (orig./replacement): Believed original
Failure data (if applicable): None
 
  
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peterg1955
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Joined: 09 Apr 2017
Posts: 80
Location: Berkshire


PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date input: 04/05/17
Member: Peterg1955
Model: 996.2 C2 Manual
Engine size: 3.6
Purchase date: 22/04/17
Date registered: 03/07/02
Mileage (at purchase): 53,770
Mileage (now): 54,235
Bearing (orig./replacement): Believed original
Failure data (if applicable): None
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Delanor
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date input: 04/05/17
Member: Delanor
Model: 996.1 C2 manual
Engine size: 3.4
Purchase date: 14/06/15
Date registered: 01/08/98
Mileage (at purchase): 86,146
Mileage (now): 91,474
Bearing (orig./replacement): Believed original
Failure data (if applicable): None
Comment: Dual mass flywheel & clutch replaced at 86,146, IMS inspected & RMS replaced.
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bparry911
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Location: London


PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date input: 21/06/2017
Member: bparry911
Model: 996.1 C4 manual
Engine size: 3.4
Purchase date: 08/05/2017
Date registered: January 1999
Mileage (at purchase): 53,471
Mileage (now): 54,150
Bearing (orig./replacement): Believed original
Failure data (if applicable): None
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Brucky74
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 12/12/17
member: Brucky74
model: 996.2 Targa Tip
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 02/02/17
date registered: 10/01/03
mileage (at purchase): 60000
mileage (now): 64000
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable):
comment: One owner car, confirmed original bearing
 
  
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alex yates
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Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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willy
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Joined: 01 Jul 2012
Posts: 120
Location: Cheshire\Wales Border


PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 12/12/17
member: willy
model: 996.1 C2
engine size: 3.4
purchase date: 03/12/12
date registered: mid 1998
mileage (at purchase): 112000
mileage (now): 138000
bearing (orig./replacement): Original - dual row
failure data (if applicable):
comment: Recent clutch\flywheel replacement with IMS inspection.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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APL911
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 12/12/17
member: Apl911
model: 996.2 c2
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 11/2017
date registered: 01/04
mileage (at purchase): 67000
mileage (now): 67500
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable):
comment: idle is a bit wobbly. I plan to replace when I do the clutch.
 
  
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asterix_the_gaul
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Joined: 20 Dec 2008
Posts: 1033
Location: Cheshire

1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 12/12/17
member: Asterix_the_gaul
model: 996.1 c2
engine size: 3.4
purchase date: 11/2017
date registered: 01/99
mileage (at purchase): 93000
mileage (now): 93500
bearing (orig./replacement): Original Dual row
failure data (if applicable):
comment: regular annual oil changes regardless of mileage in last 10 years of history, will continue this..
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Jpitshanger
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 25/1/18
member: Jpitshanger
model: 996.2 c2
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 10/2016
date registered: 2002
mileage (at purchase): 74000
mileage (now): 77000
bearing (orig./replacement): EPS replacement
failure data (if applicable): Had not failed. Smooth but slight play
comment: Clutch and RMS were being done so bearing inspected. Replacement not necessary but decided to do it anyway as gearbox was dropped.
 
  
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SpennyUK71
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Joined: 29 Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Location: Taunton, Somerset


PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 05/02/18
member: SpennyUK71
model: 996.2 C4 Tiptronic
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 03/02/18
date registered: 02/03/2002
mileage (at purchase): 40,000
mileage (now): 40,250
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable): N/A
comment: As a new 996 owner, I am scared to death that this little tinker is going to destroy my engine!! I have a small RMS leak and I am considering having this and the IMS replaced. However, this will cost me the best part of £1,800!!! Now I don’t know what to do.

PS, hello from a newbie!
 
  
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alex yates
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Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The safest option with what you currently have is when you have the RMS replaced, have your ims coverplate removed and check the bearing for any play. When you realise there's nothing wrong with it, ping off the outer bearing seal. By doing this, the bearing will then be forever lubricated by the engine oil and dramatically reduce any issue you may have. It shouldn't cost much more than what you'll be paying to have the RMS replaced.

There is no guarantee with ANY aftermarket replacement and engine builders like Hartech have regularly seen failed 'upgrades'.

Save your money and follow the above advice. Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 03/04/2018
member: fot0 (tony)
model: 996.1 C4
engine size: 3.4
purchase date: 01/10/15
date registered: 28/10/98
mileage (at purchase): 94800
mileage (now): 99800
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable):
comment: Recent engine drop (myself) to repair cracked head B1. New IMS housing prior to purchase, decided to leave as is. RMS shows minimal weep nothing to concern me. Fitted magnetic sump plug as precautionary measure - see my blog on pcgb forum
 
  
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EGTE
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

date inputted: 17/04/2018
member: EGTE
model: 996.2 c2
engine size: 3.6
purchase date: 17/4/2015 (3 years today)
date registered: 04/02
mileage (at purchase): 74000
mileage (now): 84000
bearing (orig./replacement): Original
failure data (if applicable): None
comment: Much happier engine on Millers 10W-50 than anything thinner.
 
  
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