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Old 04-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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Used this bearing?

I know the general consensus is that the LN bearing is the "end all" for the IMS bearing fix. Having just had my "new to me" motor turn to a big paperweight after not even 500 track miles (not bearing related but something internal - unknown at this time), and feeling the condition of the bearing during initial tear down, I'm beginning to think that the LN is no better than any other without the additional aid of oiling (it spun rough).
This unit has more bearing surface and has two additional aids to keep it wet while in use. I'm also going accusump this time in addition to the new bearing on another "new to me" motor. May also do the X51 style pan baffle.......not doing a 3rd motor!!!!

Just curious if anyone has used it or knows someone who has? Comments, concerns? Thanks

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http://www.****************************************.com/ShowItem/294103%20IMS%20Intermediate%20Shaft%20Bearing%20Up grade%20Eternal%20Fix.aspx
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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If you want a bearing that will last, install LN's IMS Solution in your single row car. It's a plain bearing and it won't collapse as ball bearing designs can when they fail. You're second best choice may be LN's Gen 2 bearing. It provides the load carrying capacity of a dual row bearing.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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To what bearing are you referring?
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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I'm beginning to think that the LN is no better than any other without the additional aid of oiling (it spun rough).
Your "other internal failure" is what created that. If something else goes south in the engine, ANY of the retrofits out there will suffer from the occurrence.

Trust that it would have been WORSE if you were using "additional oiling", thereby force feeding the IMSB with debris filled oil.

Your "fixes" that are mentioned will not solve the root of the issues that led to your most recent failure. You haven't touched on the underlying condition that is always present, but don't feel bad, few people do.

You may do a 3rd engine, whether you want to, or not.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:51 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about what you are dealing with OP, pricewise anyway :/ sux

Lot can go wrong with anything mechanical, not just bearings

Now time to get something better, fun ahead! Cheer up bro
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:11 AM   #6
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Your "other internal failure" is what created that. If something else goes south in the engine, ANY of the retrofits out there will suffer from the occurrence.

Trust that it would have been WORSE if you were using "additional oiling", thereby force feeding the IMSB with debris filled oil.

Your "fixes" that are mentioned will not solve the root of the issues that led to your most recent failure. You haven't touched on the underlying condition that is always present, but don't feel bad, few people do.

You may do a 3rd engine, whether you want to, or not.
Okay, I'll bite, so what is the "root" cause of my "other internal failure"? What's the underlying condition.........other than it's not a properly engineered and built 911 aircooled engine
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