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Old 06-08-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Great reason to change your engine oil regularly!

Porsche Boxster 2.7 Rebuild with Dirty Oil 996, Motor Meister - YouTube

A few more reasons we should be changing our engine oil regularly. This is ugly!



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Old 06-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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That IS ugly. Amazing the IMSB was still intact....kinda makes you wonder...
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That IS ugly. Amazing the IMSB was still intact....kinda makes you wonder...
Yeah, I know......I thought the same thing after he mentioned that the rod bearing failed and the IMSB was still intact. With all of that sludge and the metal shavings everywhere, I thought it was going to be another sad IMSB failure story.

As the guy said......"This is bad, but not that bad. It could have been worse!"
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That was just too gross to watch. Amazing it didn't self destruct earlier.
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Yuck, like cholesterol for a car!
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Yup. With the same result......Internal damage and a need for intensive diagnosis and repair at the shop (car hospital). With all of the parts spread out on the stainless steel table and the comments/observations about the sludge and the damage it caused, it looked like a CSI Boxster autopsy!

I watched the video again to see if he mentioned the year (Double row vs. Single row IMS) and mileage of the stricken Boxster but I don't think he did. The fact that the IMSB didn't fail before the rod bearing still amazes me. GIven all of the sludge present and the dirty condition of the engine, the oil flow through and around the IMSB must have been severely restricted. The only conclusion I can come up with is the IMSB seal must still be intact and the packing lubrication is still in the bearing.

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Looks like a deep IMSB cover, which means its a single row. But just goes to show you, it's not just the IMSB that goes on our cars, many ways to kill the motor if you put your mind to it.

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