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Old 11-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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LN IMS bearings not available for purchase?

Has LN stopped selling the IMS bearing kits to the public?

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:07 PM   #2
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That stopped about 3 years ago.. Only sold to distributors now, as we push to deter these from being done DIY.
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Paying someone else to do my bearing when the time comes is not going to happen. I understand that people can screw up and blame the product, but that comes with anything.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:55 PM   #4
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At this point, I'm leaning towards the "Eternal fix" system. Anyone have experience or thoughts?
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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You can purchase them through Pelican Parts or Suncoast Porsche

Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS) Retrofit:Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories

I thought it pretty telling that a Porsche dealer lists the LN bearing but not OEM.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #6
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You can purchase them through Pelican Parts or Suncoast Porsche

Intermediate Shaft Bearing (IMS) Retrofit:Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories

I thought it pretty telling that a Porsche dealer lists the LN bearing but not OEM.
Porsche does offer a replacement IMS, but only as an assembly with the entire shaft for around $1,000. The assembly is also the oversized third version, which requires total engine disassembly to install the new shaft.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Paying someone else to do my bearing when the time comes is not going to happen. I understand that people can screw up and blame the product, but that comes with anything.
While that is true, the general public and especially competitors either don't agree with it, or use it to bash the product.

When bearings were sold to the DIY market, things were a total pain in the ass. The purchasers expected someone to sit on the phone with them, holding their and through the entire procedure. When that didn't happen, they'd get all pissed and run to forums like this one, and run their suck.

When they made a mistake, guess who got the blame? The guy that tried to help them.

I tried charging for support, offering training seminars. Nothing worked.

A decision was made to lose sales and retain the reputation of the product.
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