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Old 07-21-2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hello to all. I've taken the plunge and bought my first Porsche. A 1999 glacier white/savanna beige Boxster. Five speed, no winters, all service records back to new and 53000 miles. Oil changed every 3-4000 miles. Previous owner was 68 and could no longer get in and out easily so he sold it. So far it's been a great car. IMS bearing never changed. From my research it should have a double row bearing. Car was made in April 1999. Here's the engine serial number: M96/2065X17111. Can any of you decode this number for me? Build date? Double row bearing? Production number? Any info would be appreciated. I'm sure I'll have many more questions in the future. Thank you.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Hello to all. I've taken the plunge and bought my first Porsche. A 1999 glacier white/savanna beige Boxster. Five speed, no winters, all service records back to new and 53000 miles. Oil changed every 3-4000 miles. Previous owner was 68 and could no longer get in and out easily so he sold it. So far it's been a great car. IMS bearing never changed. From my research it should have a double row bearing. Car was made in April 1999. Here's the engine serial number: M96/2065X17111. Can any of you decode this number for me? Build date? Double row bearing? Production number? Any info would be appreciated. I'm sure I'll have many more questions in the future. Thank you.
sounds beautiful! pictures?
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. Lots of great people here to help. Also, the search function is hugely helpful when issues or questions arise.
And yes, pictures please.
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Welcome aboard!! Find your tag affixed to your hood. That has all the info on the options your car has in code. As Giller pointed out, search is your friend and pictures are a must. Also, be sure to join a local PCA chapter and have fun!
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:33 PM   #5
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Hey Ff. Your on a winner there. If the oil was changed @ 3-4k mile intervals then ims bearing should be fine. From my limited knowledge the bearing only fails when lub oil gets contaminated.
Enjoy that car. Its a rocket 😎

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