Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Dangermobile - IMSB Retro-fit Complete !

I picked up the D-mobile this afternoon with a clean bill of health ! The IMSB retro-fit went as smooth as one could hope for. However, much to my surprise, the bearing did show some signs of play, to include a very perceptible degree of graininess and overall roughness when spun. According to the tech, the bearing was at stage 1, bordering two stage 2, in terms of wear. In any event, I'm glad that I had the procedure done , for both mechanical reasons as well as a piece of mind. I cant' say enough positive things about Musante Motorsports. Over the years I've dealt with several highly regarded independent Porsche facilities in the Massachusetts area, but Musante stands head and shoulders above them all. Chris Musante and his staff are truly a world class operation !
Incidentally, while the D-mobile was there, they performed an alignment, along with a thorough corner balancing unlike anything I've ever experienced. My vehicle was transformed ! Also, my thanks to Jake Raby and LN Engineering. As much as we debate and grapple over the issue of IMS failure, without their expertise and dedication to the Porsche community, there would be no solution to this problem. Alright enough with the happy talk - me and Chaz are going dancing tonight !

Attached Images
 
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
Damn Yankee
 
TeamOxford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,029
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Danger View Post
Alright enough with the happy talk - me and Chaz are going dancing tonight !
Dude, I'm gonna hurl..............

TO

p.s. glad to see you got the IMS thang done.
TeamOxford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
Certified Boxster Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,650
Glad to hear that the procedure was a success!

__________________
1999 996 C2 - sold - bought back - sold for more
1997 Spec Boxster BSR #254
1979 911 SC
POC Licensed DE/TT Instructor

Last edited by thstone; 06-28-2013 at 04:32 PM.
thstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Jager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: California
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Whew... Sure glad the procedure is over... Now I can sleep tonight.
__________________
Jäger

300K Mile Club
Jager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jager View Post
Whew... Sure glad the procedure is over... Now I can sleep tonight.
Not with Chaz you won't !
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
Track rat
 
Topless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cucamonga CA
Posts: 3,687
Garage
Good call on doing the bearing as it sounds like she was beginning to go down. Enjoy the new suspension setup out on the roads tonight.
__________________
2009 Cayman 2.9L PDK (with a few tweaks)
PCA-GPX Chief Driving Instructor
Topless is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 368
Glad to know the DM came through with flying colors and is once more in active service. Now go drive that thing as though your life depends upon it.

DBear
dbear61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Hayden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 121
They diagnose these bearings like cancer, eh? Stage 1- you caught it in time. Yay!
Hayden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 01:11 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Steve Tinker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,522
errr - for us ignorant colonists, who's Chaz ??
__________________
2001 Boxster S (triple black). Sleeping easier with LN Engineering/Flat 6 IMS upgrade, low temp thermostat & underspeed pulley.
2001 MV Agusta F4.
Steve Tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 01:24 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 112
Thanks for the update, Johnny. Hope you don't mind me asking - how many miles on the dangermobile? what year? and does chaz wear the pants in the relationship?

thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Danger View Post
- me and Chaz are going dancing tonight !
01SBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 03:58 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01SBox View Post
Thanks for the update, Johnny. Hope you don't mind me asking - how many miles on the dangermobile? what year? and does chaz wear the pants in the relationship?

thanks
2000 S with 21k original miles. Also, Chaz and I are not in a relationship, but most of the time he/she doesn't wear any pants.
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Tinker View Post
errr - for us ignorant colonists, who's Chaz ??
Hint, "gypsies, tramps and thieves".
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 04:30 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,731
Truly happy to hear it went well JD. Could you guys imagine the titanic backlash if the DM actually suffered an IMS failure?

coreseller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 04:56 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
This is what you'd see.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #15
Registered User
 
EssexPorsche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 276
Garage
Well played sir! Shaggeriffic.
__________________
Don't care......was made to care! (my Mum)
EssexPorsche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Johnny Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,810
Garage
Gee, there was a gain of 15 hp "over" the wheels after installing the LNE bearing. Is this possible ?
__________________
Don't worry … I've got the microfilm.
Johnny Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #17
Registered User
 
thom4782's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Foster City CA
Posts: 1,088
Placebo effect no doubt...
thom4782 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 09:07 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Idaho Red Rocket 3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nampa, ID.
Posts: 488
Chaz is the daughter of Sonny and Cher. You may remember her as Chastity when she was just a cute little blonde tike on the show. She has grown up and decided she wants to be a man. She is going through the process and even has a beard now.
__________________
2000 Boxster S
And then there are the Motorcycles.
Idaho Red Rocket 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #19
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: DFW
Posts: 782
Garage


Well done, Danger.
Kenny Boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #20
Registered User
 
EssexPorsche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Essex, England
Posts: 276
Garage
JD, I had a similar experience today.
Had a new AOS, maf and plenum clean-up. I have to say
It feels well rapid!
No stutter, no uneven idle...just pure power.

__________________
Don't care......was made to care! (my Mum)
EssexPorsche is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page