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Old 04-26-2011, 10:09 AM
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Default IMS failure for your 997 car, Y or N? tell us (yr, 997.1, .2, m96, m97, failure mode)

Many have been asking to understand how many of the 997 cars have had IMS (intermediate shaft) failures. Although the people on this board are not necessarilly a random sampling of 997 owners I would like to see a poll to get a better sense of it.
  • Please vote only once for each 997 you own (yes or no).. you can post multiple times but only vote once
  • Please include details of your car and engine if it failed via IMS (m96 or M97) and when.
  • Please let us know if there were any mitigating factors (low oil, overheat, etc) that might've led to the failure
  • Please post only about IMS failures, this is not about RMS failures
  • Please post only for your car, no heresay or posting for a friend who doesn't frequent the board
  • Please post what was done to rectify the failure if your car failed (CPO engine, engine out of pocket, used engine, sold, insurance fire, pushed it into a river etc)
Hopefully this will help owners and soon-to-be owners get a sense of how frequently this occurs.

*Thanks*

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:11 AM
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2009 - 997.2 C2S - NO failure
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2006 - 997.1 C4S - NO failure
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:32 PM
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2008 C2S - No failure
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:05 PM
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2007 C2 43K miles and No failure.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:11 PM
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05 C2 30k miles...no failure...so far
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:20 PM
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08 997 C2S 12K miles - no issues
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:32 PM
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06 C2S, m97 motor, no problemo!

Great idea for a thread rich! If unscientific, still quite interesting and will give some idea of the range of this problem.





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Old 04-26-2011, 03:32 PM
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05 C2S Cab, 56k miles. No issues
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05 C2 So far so good, 10K miles, uses no oil.
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-06 C4S, 43,000 miles, no issues.
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negative. 36k so far, plenty of track too.
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2007 C4S - 12K miles - No IMS Failure.
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'05 C2S, 26kmi no IMS failure
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2006 Carrera S, 14k, no issues.
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