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Old 03-08-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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Another IMS question

I posted this on the Pelican site and thought I'd throw it here too. I wondering what the consensus is on the IMS bearing. I have a near perfect bearing in my S. I pulled the seal and looked like motor oil came out in good condition. I'm thinking to leave the the outer seal off and button it up. Any thoughts? I won't put 6,000 miles a year on the car.

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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Actually low miles is thought bad for the IMS. Low miles either means short trips (= contaminated oil) or long intervals of non-use which means the oil drains out and the bearing starts dry.

With the 3.2 you have the least good IMSB.

So once you are in there, why reuse a known weak part? Why not use one that can sustain more of the worst conditions?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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This is your lucky day 3.2S. A detailed answer from an informed source in 10 minutes.
Great timing.

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