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Old 02-13-2018, 10:14 AM
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Cheers!

Have been reading this great forum for a couple of months now. Bought a 996 MY 2000 in the end of 2017. As winter came did not have much time to enjoy the car. But I fell in love with it already when test-driving.

There is Aero kit with Carrera-spoiler, Turbo wheels, Xenons, Alcantara-roof, Carbon Fiber package, Short shift kit, FVD Brombacher Ecu flash, FVD Brombacher Exhaust, K&N Cold air intake kit etc. Pics later

The clutch is done, breaks, back absorbers done, radiators done, breaking fluids, air condition, belts done, spark plugs done, RMS done etc. but NO IMS! (Although the dealer claimed it to be done)

The mileage is 132 000 km. Very clean car!

What do you think guys should I do the IMS also or not? As far as I know the percentage of engine failures is somewhere 8% of all 175 000 cars made. Is that correct?

I assume it is not automatic that if not changed the engine will blow up some day, is it?

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:55 AM
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Sounds nice - Photos please... Depending on date of manufacture and actual engine (M96-02, M96-04 ? Potential re-man/replacement?). You may have a Dual Row IMSB in there... How do you know it wasn't changed if the dealer claimed that it was?
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I have M96-04. Tried to find the excact engine number underneath the car but did not find the location in the dark parking hall. The dealer claimed it has been done, but there is no documents. However there are documents (service invoices) from past 7 years which proves for example the clutch and RMS-repair. Called also the previous owner who confirmed that it's not done as far as he knows. Will send some photos of the car later
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I've got a M96-04 in my car and it had the dual row IMSB. It had a LN "classic dual row" retrofit bearing in it that I replaced with LN's "The Solution" (plain bearing with oil feed). Good luck with it, however the direction you decide to go.
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No record? Then it wasn't done. Knowledge defeats fear. If you don't enjoy driving because you worry about the health of the IMS bearing, replace it. If you replace it, budget for 10 hours of labor and 750 euros for parts/oil. Do whatever you must to truly enjoy your 996.
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I've enjoyed so far and haven't been thinking IMS so much. But in about a month or two getting the car out from garage...this has started to bother me a bit. Got estimates of 950-1400 euros total for the upgrade.I guess that isn't much but since having the car been already spending whole lotta dough to it so...
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