WHAT IS AN IMS BEARING AND WHY UPGRADE?One of the weaknesses identified in recent years by Porsche has been the intermediate shaft bearing (IMS bearing), which supports the intermediate shaft on the flywheel end of the engine.
The IMS bearing is a sealed ball bearing which is pressed into the intermediate shaft and is designed to be used in dry conditions, so the area where Porsche designed the bearing to sit must be dry.
After years of use, it would appear that oil and contaminants from the engine seep past the bearing seal, wash out the original lubricant and become trapped inside. The result is that the bearing now operates in a less-than-ideal environment and begins to wear prematurely.
When the bearing wears out, the timing chains on the engine may disengage, causing major damage to the engine (in most cases, it's usually terminal). Also as the bearing deteriorates, swarf debris from the bearing circulates throughout the engine, causing damage to other areas in the engine.
If you are concerned about an IMS failure, we are offering the intermediate bearing retrofit upgrade starting from £995.00 + vat.WHAT CARS ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO AN IMS FAILURE?All model year 1997-2008 Boxster, Cayman, and 911 models can suffer from [...]
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Here we have for sale a beautiful Porsche 911 996 C4 Coupe with Tiptronic transmission, finished in Seal Grey with full extended Grey leather. The car has just had a complete engine rebuild carried out by ourselves plus a ceramic IMS upgrade and major service. Mechanically this car is perfect! She drives like new, pulls like a train and her overall condition is superb both inside and out. This car really is a fabulous example. Options include 18″ Carrera Alloys with Porsche N rated tyres (all with excellent treads), Reap Wiper, Full leather to seats, dashboard and door cards, top tint windscreen, BOSE sound and rear ParkAssist. The full service history is a mix of Porsche main dealer and Porsche Specialists and their is a large A4 folder containing old recipets, MOTs and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. All the original manuals, service book and 2 keys are present. She has had only 4 owners [...]