Question: How Can IMS Bearing Failure Be Prevented?

How much does it cost to replace the IMS bearing?

The cost of a IMS Retrofit replacement bearing and labour for installation is usually more than $4,000 but can be done in conjunction with the clutch.

This is a small investment compared to the cost of rebuilding or replacing the entire engine..

When did Porsche stop using the IMS bearing?

2009Not to nitpick, but the difference is that in 2009 model year, Porsche eliminated the IMS bearing completely.

How do I test my Porsche IMS bearing?

A simple and reliable check can be made each time you change the oil and filter. If there is any metallic debris in the oil filter or used oil, it has almost certainly come from the balls within the bearing, while any fragments of black plastic may have come from the IMS bearing seal.

What year Boxster S have IMS issues?

These two engine components have proven problematic in some Porsche 911s, Boxsters, and Caymans from model years 1997 through 2008. Our latest video explains the four stages of IMS bearing failure.

How many miles can a Porsche Boxster last?

200,000 MilesThe other day, when a popular blog mentioned that the Porsche Boxster was judged to be the car most likely to last 200,000 miles I did a double take.

Why does the IMS bearing fail?

Causes of IMS bearing failure Any contamination in the engine oil or lack of exchange of fresh engine oil that occurs when open ball or roller bearings without seals are employed, can result in increasing wear of the bearing, and ultimately lead to failure.

When should the IMS bearing be replaced?

Recommended replacement intervals for IMS Retrofit and IMS Solution products: Single Row Classic IMS Retrofit™ (discontinued, replaced by Single Row Pro) – 4 years or 50k miles. Dual Row IMS Retrofit™ – 6 years or 75k miles. Single Row Pro IMS Retrofit™ – 6 years or 75k miles.

How do you tell if IMS bearing has been replaced?

If you have reason to believe it has been replaced with an LN Engineering IMS bearing, you can check with them. If the bearing was registered properly they can tell you. They also provide adhesive number plates with their bearing that owners apply next to the VIN plate and in door sills.

How can you tell if your wheel bearing is bad?

There are three warnings signs which can indicate a bearing is failing; you’ve found metallic debris in the oil filter while carrying out an oil change, or you may have found that there’s an oil leak located at rear of engine, or you would have started to hear knocking and metallic sounds coming from the rear of the …

How long do Porsche engines last?

They are built to perform, yes, but they are built to perform for many years. Porsche 911 engine mileage can be rated at 100,000 miles and 10 years. Like any vehicle, Porsche 911s last longer with proper and routine maintenance and care. Most Porsche vehicles will last you up to the 150,000-mile marker and beyond.

Do 997 have IMS problems?

Since it has also been verifiably documented that some IMS bearings have failed after just 3,000 miles, while others still have lasted for 200,000 miles or more, the only safe conclusion that can be drawn is that all M96 and some M97 engines in Porsche 911’s (996 or 997), and all Boxsters (986/987) from 1997 through …