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Old 01-11-2017, 05:31 PM   #241
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Curious about new bearing installation...either ball bearing or the Solution flat style...does putting these things in the freezer for however amount of time really aid in installation?

Lastly, how much tapping is really required to seat the bearing. Does this require some super amount of force or merely tapping into place.

Asking as a new person interested in the repair process.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:27 PM   #242
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Freezing really helps and it goes in rather easily with a dead blow hammer per the instructions.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:51 PM   #243
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Thanks for the response Jim...
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:07 PM   #244
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Ever wondered what a IMS failure sounds like? Watch this ...
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:40 PM   #245
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I am looking on a 996. The dealer who serviced the car says that they never recommend IMS bearing because they are a Porsche dealer, and that would only be something that aftermarket does, so that is why this car never received that fix. The car has 105k miles, and the clutch has already been done about 2 years ago.

Should I worry about the IMS and change it as preventative?
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:43 PM   #246
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I would when the clutch is due again. Frequent oil changes in the mean time coupled with starting an oil analysis, filter and drain plug mags.
Others might recommend just driving it like you stole it.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:23 AM   #247
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I am looking on a 996. The dealer who serviced the car says that they never recommend IMS bearing because they are a Porsche dealer, and that would only be something that aftermarket does, so that is why this car never received that fix. The car has 105k miles, and the clutch has already been done about 2 years ago.

Should I worry about the IMS and change it as preventative?
The choice to replace the bearing is all your own.

I will add that we support dozens of Porsche dealerships worldwide that install IMS Retrofit and IMS Solution products, however, there are many dealerships that will not acknowledge there is a problem and even if they do, they won't carry out the procedure. That said, some of the first early adopters were in fact Porsche dealerships because they had intimate knowledge of the severity of this problem.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:06 PM   #248
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Just did my 2001 986s with 40k miles using LN Single Row Pro. Bearing was fine but full of engine oil. Did RMS also (leaking badly). Followed the LN instructions which are good but I learned a few things along the way that are a bit unclear or not in the docs.

If anyone needs to rent the LN Faultless/IMS Pro tools and Factory RMS installer tool - I now have those. PM me.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:25 PM   #249
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Cbracerx: Thanks for the pics. Gosh those LNE tools are works of art. Please let LN Engineering know of the additional tips on installation. They would be interested to know (and so would we!).
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:38 PM   #250
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Cbracerx; Which bearing replacement did you get/use?
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:44 PM   #251
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Cbracerx; Which bearing replacement did you get/use?
Hmmmm... never mind 🙄 That's what I get for skipping to the end...
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:52 PM   #252
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Why are so many sellers of 996.2's adamant that their car is unaffected or insistent that the LN bearing will also fail?


This is extremely disconcerting now that I am seriously searching for a 996.2...
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:35 PM   #253
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If you take our poll results you see that 90% of current owners have not had issues with IMS. If you read the material available consensus is that late 996.1 and the 996.2 cars with a small single row IMS bearing seem to have more issues then earlier cars. The LN story? I think an internet hoax.

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:51 PM   #254
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Why are so many sellers of 996.2's adamant that their car is unaffected or insistent that the LN bearing will also fail?


This is extremely disconcerting now that I am seriously searching for a 996.2...
Internet scare tactics to get your $ nothing more. This is so overblown it is ridiculous. Sure some fail no doubt, how many fail because of guys screwing with them? IMO leave it be.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:38 PM   #255
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Why are so many sellers of 996.2's adamant that their car is unaffected or insistent that the LN bearing will also fail?


This is extremely disconcerting now that I am seriously searching for a 996.2...
I bought a 996.2 last year & put a Solution in. My engine may grenade this afternoon, but it sure as hell won't be the IMS that causes it.


Buy car

eliminate IMS risk

Move on with life



Simple is better. But if you must know the details..

996.2s have awful bearings - the single row OEM bearing is *the* worst bearing Porsche ever made for an IMS. This is empirical fact and verifiable in the class action suit against Porsche. Many single row bearings have failed and many will fail in the future. Many 996.2 owners subscribe to half-assed theories like "it would have failed by now" "LN bearings fail too!" etc. It's demonstrably false that any degree of 'age' or use in mileage materially reduces or eliminates bearing failure risk. But some people like to use awful logic to guide their major life decisions. This is likely why the divorce rate is so high - people are generally idiots.
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