If you own a 1997-2005 Boxster or 1999-2005 911 (996), your engine has an internal bearing that can fail and become a problem. This bearing is called the intermediate shaft bearing or IMS bearing. Luckily, the IMS bearing is serviceable and can be upgraded to a much stronger design, however, there is a lot of bad information concerning this issue on the internet which has resulted in these otherwise robust cars receiving a bit of a bad reputation. Please reach out to our mechanics and we can explain what options you have when it comes to dealing with your IMS bearing.
We typically recommend replacing the IMS bearing when the engine and transmission are out for a clutch replacement or any additional services that require the engine or transmission to be removed. Westwerk German Auto is proud to be a preferred installer for LN Engineering:
Send us a message letting us know what is going on with your vehicle. We will get back to you soon to schedule any automotive Service Maintenance or repairs. Call to speak with us about a Vehicle Diagnostic Quote today.
Westwerk German Auto
Eliminate IMS failures. Brought to you by the team that developed the original and often imitated IMS Retrofit™, the IMS Solution is the only permanent solution to catastrophic IMS bearing failures by the complete omission of the problematic single row ball bearing
Designed for the life of the engine. 5 years / no mileage limit warranty
Available for 1997 – 2008 Porsche® cars with M96/97 engines.
Watch Ant get this Porsche's IMS Bearing (Intermediate Shaft Bearing) looking as good as new. He'll show you how to access the IMS Bearing, remove it and fit a new IMS Solution.