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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:42 am    Post subject: I bet you’ve not seen this before! Reply with quote

The car is in at Revolution to fix the gearbox detent arm I posted about before Christmas. While the box was out I asked them to check the IMS, they found that it had been done before, they’d used a part they weren’t familiar with and that it was caked in black sealant to stop it leaking, which hadn’t worked!

I suppose I’m lucky it hadn’t gone in the three years I’ve owned the car but it might be time for a new one!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many of the supposed "RMS" leaks are actually leaks from the IMS bearing cover. The seal isn't very good.

I suspect someone replaced the IMS bearing and the customer came back as there was a leak.

Then they fudged loads of sealant on it rather than remove and reseal.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’re probably right, it was a bit of a shock though especially as my bill quadrupled!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey996 wrote:
You’re probably right, it was a bit of a shock though especially as my bill quadrupled!


Yeah but maybe a silver lining to the gearbox faux pas. Imagine the bill if the IMS bearing had gone pop.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sure, I think was definitely on borrowed time!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey996 wrote:
For sure, I think was definitely on borrowed time!


Was the bearing itself worn? Play in it or not smooth to turn?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My C2 was similar.

Not the best looking solution but as Wasz says they’re notorious for leaking, so an additional sealant applied at point of installation isn’t a bad idea.




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Also just to mention. The state of the outside of the cover is no way related the the bearing it supports. IMS cover isn’t IMS bearing. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also just to mention. The state of the outside of the cover is no way related the the bearing it supports. IMS cover isn’t IMS bearing. Thumb


Very glad to hear it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Grey996 wrote:
For sure, I think was definitely on borrowed time!


Was the bearing itself worn? Play in it or not smooth to turn?


I haven’t heard back yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adamw wrote:
Marky911 wrote:
Also just to mention. The state of the outside of the cover is no way related the the bearing it supports. IMS cover isn’t IMS bearing. Thumb


Very glad to hear it Very Happy


Good point, I’ll just have to trust the garage to assess things and advise once it’s tidied up.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked the car up yesterday and it’s soooo good. IMS, RMS and new clutch, plus full gearbox overhaul, new selector arm and all linkages properly adjusted. Wheel alignment also all done properly and the steering is now much lighter. Very pleased indeed and much better than the heavy clutch and steering I’d gotten used to over the last few years.
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