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Old 08-09-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Variocam Failures MY 03

I purchased a 03 "S" with 14,000 miles. Tracked the car twice, CEL lit up and car started to miss.
Brought to Mechanic and codes indicated misfires and cam crankshaft misalign. Turns out it was a failure of the left bank Variocam. Chaim and sprocket chewed up.
Off warranty, buying exchange thru Porsche.
Has any one else experienced this failure?

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Old 08-09-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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That could(I'm not 100% sure) be what we call a IMS (intermediate shaft failure),it's all too common on the 00'+ Boxster engines.
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