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Old 02-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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IMSR help

I posted that discussion on specboxster as well but since I frequent both boards and there has been a lot of interest on the IMSR procedure on this board as well I felt I might get some good answers in here. So here goes my issue:

I've undertaken the IMSR procedure and so far so good.
Got the old Bearing out:


Drove the new bearing in:


And got stuck on getting the snap ring:


How do you compress it to get it into the existing groove in the shaft?
O'reilly had no tool to help and advised to just carefully drive it in using a screwdriver. Is that the best way?
I was expecting a snap ring along the line of the one described on the cheetahonline write-up:


Any suggestions welcome!

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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Google both Flat6Innovations (Jake Raby) and LN Engineering. Jake has some instructions and U-tube video. Charles some instructions at LNE.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thanks 70Sixter.
I have. I bought the IMSR from Jake and it came with a written procedure which does not mention the clip. His very nice write-up available on his site mentions the clip being installed but does not provide any helpful hints as to how:
flat6innovations.com/saving-an-engine-ims-retrofit?start=2
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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Why don't you just phone Flat6 and ask them?
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:08 AM   #5
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Because it was too late today and I figured I would see if anyone had an idea.
Turns out, Jake did and responded the following on the specboxster forum:

"Ummn,
Thats a spiral lock..

You don't compress it. You split the lock and start one end of it in the retention groove. You then simply use a small screwdriver to wind the lock into place all the way around the retention groove. Once completely seated the lock will make an audible snap, indicating it has locked securely in place.

Spiral locks always wind into place..."
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:17 AM   #6
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how did the bearing look?
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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I replied on Spec Boxster...

No tool is necessary for installation of the retaining lock. This is a spiral lock and simply splits apart and winds into place around the ID of the shaft bore.

It goes in with less than 10 seconds of effort and a very small screwdriver.
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I replied on Spec Boxster...

No tool is necessary for installation of the retaining lock. This is a spiral lock and simply splits apart and winds into place around the ID of the shaft bore.

It goes in with less than 10 seconds of effort and a very small screwdriver.

In Sales, we call this "best in class customer support". Way to be on top of it after hours.
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In Sales, we call this "best in class customer support". Way to be on top of it after hours.
I am always on duty... If not mistakes are made that create nightmares for us.

Hell I even assisted a customer with the firing of his new engine on my Honeymoon!
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Hell I even assisted a customer with the firing of his new engine on my Honeymoon!
You must have been popular.................
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Something tells me Jake's better half new EXACTLY what she was getting into before she walked down the aisle. Can you see Jake ever holding anything back??
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Something tells me Jake's better half new EXACTLY what she was getting into before she walked down the aisle. Can you see Jake ever holding anything back??
She knew exactly!!
And not many guys spend their honeymoon at Le Mans camping on the ground in a tent.... Or have a Wife that tries to break Land Speed Records :-)

She is the fastest accountant in our neck of the woods!
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how did the bearing look?
To my non expert eye it looked surprisingly fine after 127,000 miles.
Jake, do you have any interest in the old bearing?

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Old 02-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #14
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Yes, we'd love to get the old bearing back.
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Yes, we'd love to get the old bearing back.
You got it. I will send it over.
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