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IMS failure for your 997 car, Y or N? tell us (yr, 997.1, .2, m96, m97, failure mode)

 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:23 PM
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c4s, 29K no issues
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Norsk View Post
2008 C2S, no problems.
Damn, that beer looks good, Norsk!
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:47 AM
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2006 C4S, 45K miles, no failure
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:04 AM
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-No IMS issue.

-No RMS issue.

-No oil consumption.

-06 Carrera S, 27,050 miles. Driven about 120miles per week, and had 3 DE's.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MLindgren View Post
I will look when I get my car back later this week. How many 911s do you think they built in 2005?
I have no idea how many were built in '05 and many MY05 cars were also built in '04. I am also not sure if the VIN sequence number is relative to a given market (e.g. US) or is worldwide in sequence. Your sequence number would seem low if it's a WW count, but maybe not so low if it's for a given market.

LN Engineering states that later MY05s may have the upgraded bearing, but nobody knows the exact date the change was made or if it was even consistently installed on every '05 after a given date.

That's why I am curious as to what month your car was built, assuming its oriignal motor came with the upgraded bearing of the MY06+ cars.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:09 PM
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2006 C2S, 68K miles, recently inspected, no problems/leaks, M97 early 2006 build.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:18 PM
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2008 997.1 C2S - No failure (traded in @ 36,000 miles)
2011 997.2 C4S - No failure thus far (8,000 miles and growing)
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:34 PM
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2007 997.1 C2S - 30K mi. No failure.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CBnAT View Post
2008 997.1 C2S - No failure (traded in @ 36,000 miles)
2011 997.2 C4S - No failure thus far (8,000 miles and growing)
You know that your will NEVER have an IMS failure in your 2011 C4S, right?

That is because it doesn't have an Intermediate Shart.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:56 PM
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According to the door jamb, my 2006 Carrera S was built in September 2005. No problems as noted in previous post. In fact, the car has been totally trouble free.
Just wanted to post date of manufacture of "2006" model.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mspeedster View Post
Going by your VIN, your car is a MY05, sequence number 2,410. Unless your car received a new motor after the fact, the sequence number seems a little low to have the newer bearing type. What month in '05 was your car built? You can find it on your driver's side door jam.
My car was built in April '05.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:07 PM
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08 997 C2S 19K miles - no issues
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:34 PM
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2007 C2S 30K no issues. Oil Changes only.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:21 AM
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I changed my clutch last week. I saw some oil at the bottom of the transmission right at the engine and a drop or two on the garage floor.. So I bought a RMS. RMS was fine but the IMS was seeping, maybe 4-5 oz total-- some old and some new oil. It made a mess in the bell housing and the back of the engine. LN engineering literature indicates I may be looking at a failure. It is a 2006 997s with 55000 miles, never abused by me but I am the third owner. The car was in New Mexico when I bought it, the owner said he put 12000 miles on the car. Stottard sold the car to the first owner so it was up north for awhile.
So no failure of the IMS yet but I am worried. I am looking at breaking down the engine before it fails and costs triple to fix. On the 2006 "M97" engine apparently you must break the engine down to replace the bearing because the bearing is larger than the hole for the IMS cap.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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2006 C2 997 30,000 miles no IMS or RMS issues.
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