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Old 11-05-2014, 05:43 PM   #61
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2001 Boxster S original owner. No failure. Changed IMS out at yearly maintenance in 2014 at appox 18000 mi. by the Porsche dealer. LNE kit. I love the car and plan to keep it a long time, figured it was cheap insurance. The dealer installed a LNE ident plate in the door jamb and mod was entered into the cars permanent maintenance record.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:55 AM   #62
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1999 - 2.5L 122,000 km - 3rd owner - IMS was never changed - Did Clutch,Flywheel and RMS and IMS and clutch needed replacing - Bearing was still nice and tight but seal had started to fail. Suspect it would of only been time before it tore itself apart.
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #63
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I have a 1998 Boxster w/ 35k miles. No sign of any problem so far.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:58 PM   #64
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Replaced mine at 46K with the LNE ceramic design as part of repairs and upgrades to 3.2 engine after a cracked head led to intermix. Engine is now displacing 3.6 L (with LNE nickies cylinders) and has been trouble free for around 10K miles. Not a failure, just part of work done to repair another Porsche design weakness. I really like the additional power and torque, as well as not having to worry about catastrophic failures of the IMS.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:22 AM   #65
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@Qwkr96 : I'm impressed, and would love to know more about what you did.
I would propose to open a new Topic : i.e.: "Boxster 3.2 converted to 3.6"
Would you agree to do this, and put some posts ?
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:48 PM   #66
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Thought I would add I installed the European Parts Solution roller bearing with the oiling system.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:58 PM   #67
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Sorry double posted some how

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Old 03-25-2015, 11:51 AM   #68
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Idk if this poll is still open, but I have a recently acquired 1999 Boxster with 12,500 miles, that has no IMS issues.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:16 PM   #69
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2000 boxster s with 48.5. No issue thus far. Has dual bearing
Plan to send oil off for analysis every 3k. Only 25 bucks, consider
It part of the oil charge. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:50 PM   #70
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Thought I would add I installed the European Parts Solution roller bearing with the oiling system.
I am getting ready to replace my IMS, I have been interested in the EPS solution but am wary of the source of oil, where you punch a hole in some seal/cover? How many miles on the installation, are you happy with it?

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:25 AM   #71
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2nd owner on a 2000 S,
when purchased we replaced the IMS @15k miles
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:36 PM   #72
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Hi Folks,

Just purchased a 2000 Boxster S with 41000 miles. The previous owner had it since 2005 and doesn't seem the sort to abuse it. He is aware of the IMS issue but did not replace the bearing. I expect there is a thread or an archive or wiki around here detailing what a Boxster owner should do to minimize the chances of bearing failure. If you could point me to a good source of information, I'd be grateful.

Also, if anyone can recommend a Porsche mechanic in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, I'd be grateful for that too. I know of one, but some folks I know don't trust the garage for which he works.

Happy to be a newbie.

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:41 PM   #73
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:46 PM   #74
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Just got a 2001 Porsche Boxster with 53k not sure if I should do bearing or not!
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:38 PM   #75
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99 Boxster, 55,000 miles, original IMS. Added magnetic oil plug. Get oil samples and inspect filter regularly. Won't be addressing IMS until I replace the clutch unless these studies show there's a potential problem.
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