The Achilles heel of the 911-996 engine in this case a Carrera work in progress.
How do you know if your Porsche needs an IMS bearing replacement?
When you hear weird noises on a 996 engine it may be the dreaded IMS bearing, which supports the intermediate shaft on the flywheel end of the motor, (IMS stands for intermediate shaft ). The noise is perhaps letting you know, the bearing should be replaced.
This is the right way to do it, placed on the engine table, all easily accessible kept tidy and clean to achieve the best results.
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Naturally installed bearing is the new LN engineering, improved dual row ceramic bearing, which should be a lot more reliable than the original bearing from the manufacturer.
This could be a life saving procedure for this engine as the bearing is in a difficult place and hard to get access to. Following the proper procedure is essential to have the bearing last for years to come.
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