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Old 07-20-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
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IMS Retrofit Procedure "How To" Video

Bentley Publishers did a very good job of producing this how to video on IMS Retrofit procedures using the LN Engineering retrofit kit.

The procedure is what we developed with LN Engineering in 2008 with several evolutions of tools and accessories to make the job easier. This will help greatly to reduce the amount of forum posts and questions that pop up on this topic and will also reduce the chances of critical mistakes being made.

I was in the middle of producing our own video but this one is much better than what we could have done. Big Kudos to Bentley for making it available on youtube for free and saving us the hassles of having to finish ours! :-)
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Great video; and something that has been sorely missing, thanks for sharing Jake.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:29 AM   #3
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I agree... Charles and I started on a video two years ago, but the kit kept evolving and superseding the prior versions.

We still might finish ours as it gives more detail and is an hour+ in length.. But for now, we'll see how this one assists in helping folks.
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This one at least shows all the essential steps that must be taken, but some tend to try to short cut and then find themselves in all kinds of trouble......
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:06 AM   #5
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This one at least shows all the essential steps that must be taken, but some tend to try to short cut and then find themselves in all kinds of trouble......
Or be like the Tech that was in my class last weekend in Boston. He has been leaving all the tensioners installed in the engine during the procedure. He didn't like it when I pointed him out in class after his boasting and said "Did all of you hear that? This person has been carrying an improper retrofit procedure".

Last week we had a car come in that lost a connecting rod. It had been retrofitted and the Tech that did the procedure left the center nut finger tight. I literally removed it with my fingers, no tools required. I videoed it and will post it soon.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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You were doing a class in Boston last weekend? Wish I had known.

Are you scheduled to do another one up here?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
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Or be like the Tech that was in my class last weekend in Boston. He has been leaving all the tensioners installed in the engine during the procedure. He didn't like it when I pointed him out in class after his boasting and said "Did all of you hear that? This person has been carrying an improper retrofit procedure".

Last week we had a car come in that lost a connecting rod. It had been retrofitted and the Tech that did the procedure left the center nut finger tight. I literally removed it with my fingers, no tools required. I videoed it and will post it soon.
Kind of makes you wonder how they would do stripping down and reassembling a weapon……………
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #8
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I'd like to know who and where in the Boston area you're referring to as well ?
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The next M96 Complete Engine Class through WTI is in Gaithersburg Maryland, after that we are on to Canada for a couple of classes.

We teach Technician level classes for Worldpac through the WTI program as a two day over view of the M96 engine. Once per year I have my four day M96 Engine Rebuild School here at Flat 6 where we tear down and then completely reconstruct an M96 engine hands on. The engine is the real deal and used as part of our R&D program, it isn't some dummy engine that will never run.

Details of both classes are here
Engine Rebuild School The December class is already at more than 1/2 capacity and is still months away.

As far as the Tech's name I'll never release it and I don't know where he is from, all I do know if he traveled to Boston for the class and was pretty proud to have been carrying out the wrong procedure over and over again. He was a really nice guy, but didn't like to be told he was wrong. I started to ask him if he'd rather be the instructor.
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Mmmm. IMS porn video. Very nice.
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Thanks for the PM, Jake.
Glad to hear it wasn't the guy that did my IMS.
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Thanks for the PM, Jake.
Glad to hear it wasn't the guy that did my IMS.
Just to clarify, I didn't tell him who it was, I told him who it was not when asked a direct question. Please no more PMs on the topic.
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actually I wish Bentley had a video series for all basic Boxster maintenance and common repairs. It might encourage more people to take the risk of buying these cars.
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actually I wish Bentley had a video series for all basic Boxster maintenance and common repairs. It might encourage more people to take the risk of buying these cars.
A series like this is being produced, but not by Bentley.
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Jake, have you ever considered doing a left coast M96 class? I would be more then willing to pay the cost of the class but distance is a killer to where you are. With that said, how close do you come to Washington State?
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Jake, have you ever considered doing a left coast M96 class? I would be more then willing to pay the cost of the class but distance is a killer to where you are. With that said, how close do you come to Washington State?
The WTI classes are on the west coast and all over the country and I travel to those... BUT they are not enthusiast level and not hands on.

To get a hands on, 4 day education on the M96 you have to enter our world and travel to Flat 6 where you'll teardown and reassemble a complete M96 fully upgraded engine. It would be impossible to do this outside of our learning center.
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The WTI classes are on the west coast and all over the country and I travel to those... BUT they are not enthusiast level and not hands on.

To get a hands on, 4 day education on the M96 you have to enter our world and travel to Flat 6 where you'll teardown and reassemble a complete M96 fully upgraded engine. It would be impossible to do this outside of our learning center.
That is what I was afraid of...well I am about 6000.00 into parts from Wayne right now as the last box of parts got here today...and just getting started into the project. It does not crack the engine yet and for that portion, I will make my way to your side of the country before I delve into that portion. Thank you for the response!
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That is what I was afraid of...well I am about 6000.00 into parts from Wayne right now as the last box of parts got here today...and just getting started into the project. It does not crack the engine yet and for that portion, I will make my way to your side of the country before I delve into that portion. Thank you for the response!
$6000 into parts and just getting started?? Heck, Jake will do the complete rebuild for you for just a few more dollars.
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$6000 into parts and just getting started?? Heck, Jake will do the complete rebuild for you for just a few more dollars.
Not really... My reconstructed engines start at 18K :-)

They haven't went up in price since 2008, though..
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$6000 into parts and just getting started?? Heck, Jake will do the complete rebuild for you for just a few more dollars.
Actually it closer to $8000 when you throw in the new floor lift. On parts it is a total suspension replacement, full clutch replacement to other major components. It grew from a blown shock and me wanting to replace the IMS to... while I'm in there I might as well replace... But hey, I'm not selling this car and it a fun project.
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