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Old 12-06-2012, 10:53 PM
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81k miles of happiness (plus a few track days) and no IMS issues whatsoever. My RMS was replaced under warranty at 45k. Dealer service tech said the few IMS failures he'd seen all occurred before 30k. I have an early 05 and drive it as much as I can without ever thinking of ... wait - what's this thread about?

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:40 AM
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2005 Carrera, YES. No extended warranty given on motor swap.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by drummin4fun View Post
2007 C2, 52k miles - No issue, however, a little over a year ago, (prior to my purchase of the car), the PO had the RMS replaced, and did the IMS "while they were in there".
Not to divert the thread, but you may have been swindled. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to replace the larger IMS bearings on an '07 without tearing down the entire engine and busting the block open. EDIT: Oops, missed the previous comments, as Rosanna Rosanna Danna would say "Never mind!"
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DoninDen View Post
Not to divert the thread, but you may have been swindled. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to replace the larger IMS bearings on an '07 without tearing down the entire engine and busting the block open.
A. It wasn't my car when the work was done, so, no swindling occurred to me.
B. It was only the seal, not the bearing, as I acknowledged a couple of posts later.

Someone else was kind enough to point out the exact issue you did regarding the block needing to be opened up in order to replace the IMS on my car.

Oops, missed the previous comments, as Rosanna Rosanna Danna would say "Never mind!"
Nice catch!! lol
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:20 PM
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Bill, what wheel and tires are those? Look to me like HREs??
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by cab&coupe View Post
Bill, what wheel and tires are those? Look to me like HREs??
No sir... they are Victor Equipment, Innsbruck's. I still need to get some center caps. The wheels are designed for Porsche, and stock centers fit right in.



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Old 12-13-2012, 02:13 PM
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One of my coworkers has a 2000 Boxter with 65k on board. 3 weeks ago she changed the oil and the shop said that the oil filter had metal shawings!! So I told her to take the car to a very respectable Pcar shop in central CT("hairy dog grrrage") and they replace the IMS bearing for her. A very close call but she was very lucky to catch it on time. She brought the old bearing to work and I took a couple of pictures that i'll try to upload.
Sounds like more than a close call. If metal bits are in the filter (cracked pepercorn size) the IMS is already compromised and detonation on the next ignition is a dice roll.
Whoever found the oil should have also advised her to tow the car to the Indy to avoid an unecessary gamble.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:38 PM
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Previous WC 911 was 2008 C2S 6sp manual, ran up close to 50k miles, no issues, before trading in for 2012 C2GTS PDK, now 21k miles no issues.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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2005 C2 - very low engine number, original date of purchase August 2004. 42,000 miles no problems
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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2008 C2 S, 60K no issues!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:13 PM
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Default 05 Carrera 36k no issues

So i bought this a few months ago and the IMS issue is terrifying me. Was told by an Indy not to worry and just drop in the new bearing/seal when I go for a clutch in a few years at 60k...said it would be like $3k for clutch and upgrades to seal and bearing. can anyone offer me some reassuring statistics or aid in determining what to do? Pretty nervous about this...
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:08 PM
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2006 C2S cab - 25000 miles no problems when sold
2006 C2S - 7000 miles tracked regularly - no problems
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:05 AM
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05 C2S. Early production car delivered in August 04. Found three pieces of metal in oil filter at 55K miles. Indie said "do not start it." Having LNG bearing installed in January and doing an LSD while they're in there. Maybe I'm being ripped off, maybe not, but why chance it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:01 PM
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Default 2005 997 C2 Cab - March 2005 manufacture - No IMS Problem

2005 C2 Cab - with latest non-retrofittable IMS - 61K miles - no IMS problem. I use it to commute 100 highway miles round trip two times a week. I will not go over 3K RPM until the engine and transmission are warmed up and I warm it up the road and not at idle. I rarely use it to go short distances that will not allow the drive train to warm up. This 997-1 is a daily driver with constant use throughout the year.
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Default 2005 Retro or not?

Can anyone provide information on how to determine if a 2005 is either retofittable with the IMS bearing upgrade or not? I have called 3 shops and only one has mentioned that my C2 is not retrofittable.
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