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Old 05-29-2010, 06:28 AM   #1
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Is This The Beginning Of IMS Failure???

1998 Boxster, 26,XXX miles, not started for about 3-4 weeks. Upon startup there

is a metallic sound for about 1 sec, very short. Oil just changed about 2 months

ago and about 60 miles put on the car. Oil was Mobil 1. Tiptronic trans. No smoke

on startup. Belongs to my sister and I have thought about buying it because she

bought it new and I know the history. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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That just sounds like the lifters clacking before they get oil, not a problem as that's how it works. Let it sit for a day and you'll get the same sound. IMS is a tick and it won't go away till it seizes.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll keep my fingers crossed. The car has never made that sound and

we were worried that it might be something more sinister.

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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Went to the dealer acouple days ago in regaurds to startup noise
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Chain tensioners are dirty or one has failed. Or the 4/5 chain wear pads are shot...
or all of the above...

Or you are still using ****edit****edit***
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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Jake, you mentioned Mobil 1. Is there a problem with that.

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Jake, you mentioned Mobil 1. Is there a problem with that.

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I see where this one is going! When will I learn to just keep that statement to my damn self.
( my original post has been edited to avoid having to answer questions related to a topic I divulge no information about)
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I see where this one is going! When will I learn to just keep that statement to my damn self.
( my original post has been edited to avoid having to answer questions related to a topic I divulge no information about)
dang! and I was just going to ask.....
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:49 PM   #10
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You and probably two dozen more people!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:52 PM   #11
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Ok I was curious. Did a search and found "Engine noise 06 Boxster S". Now I see

where Jake was coming from! Have no problen switching to Amsoil, Royal Purple

etc. Glad it's maybe more of an "oil problem" and not IMS. Was not aware there

was a controversy over Mobil 1 here or anywhere else. Thanks again.

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Well, I personally want to wait until I have many more miles (currently 41k) before I go to Royal Purple....but I do know what I want next oil change...
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