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

Old 05-02-2011, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mspeedster View Post
That 2006 C2S should be stricken from the list. After doing a search, I found that "Charlie C", the owner in the poll who indicated an IMS faliure, was reporting on his '04 Boxster it seems, not his '06 C2S.
So there are at least 2 ims failures reported that shouldn't be there. That would put us at under 4% failure rate, and I don't think we have any post 05 failures.

This is good news for 06-08 owners. Not to shabby for 05 owners either.





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Old 05-02-2011, 08:52 AM
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OK, so four confirmed failures on 997s so far. I'd love to know the years and details on these if anyone voted yes.

-2005 997 Carrera S
-997 year?
-997 year?
-997 cab year?
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:48 PM
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Anyone else has experienced a first-hand IMS failure in a 997? please participate and let us know your year and engine.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:18 PM
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05 C2, 70K miles, no issues, still under CPO though
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:21 PM
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2006 C2S, 22k, NO issues
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:46 PM
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06 ( early) C2S 25 K Ok
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:49 PM
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2007 C4 cab, 10,000 miles. No IMS problems, but RMS leak fixed under CPO at 4,000 miles.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:06 PM
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I voted but it was for my previous car 2006 C2S
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:18 PM
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We currently own an '06 C2S and an '08 C4S. No IMS or RMS issue with either.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:47 PM
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It's looking like IMS is a non-issue at this point.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:52 PM
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 PM
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Wish I could say that it was a non-issue...

38,000 miles and mine failed. I'm currently bickering with PCNA about covering the cost of the reman engine. They say "two years out of warranty--not our problem". I say, it's only 2k beyond the typical mileage warranty limit, and it's a known problem that an owner cannot prevent through good maintenance--PCNA should stand behind their product.

No early indications. I was using Mobile 1 and changing it at about 4k intervals. No extreme metal deposits in the filters and no visible plastic from the bearing seals.

I haven't tracked the car. A Duratec scan showed it had never been in rev ranges 5 or 6 and not much time in "4". I typically "cruised" in the2-3k RPM range, so I wasn't exactly "idling" around in it.

As it began to fail, it sounded like a random "click". I rushed home (it wasn't far, luckily) and as it grew worse I found that if I kept the revsup, the clatter would stop altogether. I shut it off in my garage and it suddenly dumped 6 quarts of Mobile 1 on my floor (hadn't dripped up my driveway at all). After I took oft the dealer, they started it. It started and ran fine, and then they told me that it became "obvious".

I love the car. It's my third Porsche. But I'm disgusted with PCNA.
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Slideshow- thanks for chiming in. what year was the car? Also.. are you absolutely certain that you need a new engine? Or can they just replace the IMS? do you have any pics?
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Slideshow View Post
Wish I could say that it was a non-issue...

38,000 miles and mine failed. I'm currently bickering with PCNA about covering the cost of the reman engine. They say "two years out of warranty--not our problem". I say, it's only 2k beyond the typical mileage warranty limit, and it's a known problem that an owner cannot prevent through good maintenance--PCNA should stand behind their product.

No early indications. I was using Mobile 1 and changing it at about 4k intervals. No extreme metal deposits in the filters and no visible plastic from the bearing seals.

I haven't tracked the car. A Duratec scan showed it had never been in rev ranges 5 or 6 and not much time in "4". I typically "cruised" in the2-3k RPM range, so I wasn't exactly "idling" around in it.

As it began to fail, it sounded like a random "click". I rushed home (it wasn't far, luckily) and as it grew worse I found that if I kept the revsup, the clatter would stop altogether. I shut it off in my garage and it suddenly dumped 6 quarts of Mobile 1 on my floor (hadn't dripped up my driveway at all). After I took oft the dealer, they started it. It started and ran fine, and then they told me that it became "obvious".

I love the car. It's my third Porsche. But I'm disgusted with PCNA.
Hope it works out for you. What year is your car?

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Slideshow View Post
Wish I could say that it was a non-issue...

38,000 miles and mine failed. I'm currently bickering with PCNA about covering the cost of the reman engine. They say "two years out of warranty--not our problem". I say, it's only 2k beyond the typical mileage warranty limit, and it's a known problem that an owner cannot prevent through good maintenance--PCNA should stand behind their product.

No early indications. I was using Mobile 1 and changing it at about 4k intervals. No extreme metal deposits in the filters and no visible plastic from the bearing seals.

I haven't tracked the car. A Duratec scan showed it had never been in rev ranges 5 or 6 and not much time in "4". I typically "cruised" in the2-3k RPM range, so I wasn't exactly "idling" around in it.

As it began to fail, it sounded like a random "click". I rushed home (it wasn't far, luckily) and as it grew worse I found that if I kept the revsup, the clatter would stop altogether. I shut it off in my garage and it suddenly dumped 6 quarts of Mobile 1 on my floor (hadn't dripped up my driveway at all). After I took oft the dealer, they started it. It started and ran fine, and then they told me that it became "obvious".

I love the car. It's my third Porsche. But I'm disgusted with PCNA.
sorry to read, that really sux.
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