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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: IMS issue? Reply with quote

Well life is weird at times.
Today I met a guy that has the same 997 like mine.
He said that he spent 5000 euros for preventive fix of the IMS.
IMS? What is this? I asked...
He told me enough and then came back at home.
My 997 has 45000 km's only and is sporadically driven approximately once a month.
I looked under the car and saw no leak on the floor but the engine is oily around the area of the seal of the bearing in question.
Any ideas what steps should I follow?

Car has May 2006 as date of production.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget about it.

When you need a new clutch revisit this thread and ask again.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Forget about it.

When you need a new clutch revisit this thread and ask again.


Yeah, this ^^^^^^^ Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Forget about it.

When you need a new clutch revisit this thread and ask again.


Thank you, btw I have auto trnasmission
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget about it.

Worry about bore scoring instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we rate these leaks on a scale of 1 - 5

1 / Black dirt basically , not a leak but more of a sweat .. no work needed .

2 / Damp , a bit more than misting but no drips forming .. no work needed .

3 / Small drip or obvious oil but not really dripping on the floor .. it is a leak but not bad .. no work needed .

4 / a drip which falls to the floor when on a ramp .. will cause a small patch of oil on the floor when on a ramp ... time to get the seals done .

5 / a continuous leak onto the floor , oil spread around the entire area .. time to not drive the car anymore let alone get the seals done .

IMS .. 2006 is the larger bearing .. i can only say i've never seen one fail and imho it's not worth worrying about .

Btw .. with a tip then its an engine drop to change the seals or the bearing .
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all again.
No dripping at all.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=14gkDv8n6QoL9yxIgXTgIlcdv6sHnBQ2x
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to be aware Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
we rate these leaks on a scale of 1 - 5

1 / Black dirt basically , not a leak but more of a sweat .. no work needed .

2 / Damp , a bit more than misting but no drips forming .. no work needed .

3 / Small drip or obvious oil but not really dripping on the floor .. it is a leak but not bad .. no work needed .

4 / a drip which falls to the floor when on a ramp .. will cause a small patch of oil on the floor when on a ramp ... time to get the seals done .

5 / a continuous leak onto the floor , oil spread around the entire area .. time to not drive the car anymore let alone get the seals done .

IMS .. 2006 is the larger bearing .. i can only say i've never seen one fail and imho it's not worth worrying about .

Btw .. with a tip then its an engine drop to change the seals or the bearing .


For the sake o completness, I assume I am at level 2 in your scale of 1 -5. https://drive.google.com/open?id=14gkDv8n6QoL9yxIgXTgIlcdv6sHnBQ2x
Do you happen to agree?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the picture then between a 1 and a 2 .. basically nothing to worry about at all Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you again.
Luckily enough my previous sports car, namely a 986 was too driven very rarely and didn't have issues with IMS... Luckily....

I shall drive my 997 more often though anyway.
 
  
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