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Old 02-17-2021, 11:48 AM   #1
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What years are affected by the IMS issue

Hi there, Just wondering if my 2008 987 base model is affected by the IMS issue, or i it was sorted by them.
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1997 thru 2008.
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Hi JFP. Thanks, I guess it does then as mine is a 2008
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Hi JFP. Thanks, I guess it does then as mine is a 2008
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In the US, if you have a MY 2008 it will have an IMS. Statistics say you'll have a 1% chance of IMS failure with that generation of IMS bearing.

However...
Doesn't the UK have a different system of classifying model years? They have a 2005 Cayman IIRK, which the US doesn't have. So maybe you have what's considered a MY 2008 in the UK and it might be what we'd consider a 2009 in the US if it was produced at the proper time. That would make it a 987.2 version, which would contain the IMS-less 9A1 engine.

Show us a pic of your console center stack. Does it have silver panels surrounding the radio and HVAC controls or is it black? That would be the easiest way to tell if you have a 987.1 (IMS) or a 987.2 (no IMS).
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1997 thru 2008.
That is a bit categoric... there are 3 iterations over those years with different levels of risk. The original double row that was not all that bad, the single row from approx. 2001 to approx. 2004 that was the most problematic and the larger single row up to 2008 that was perhaps the most reliable from what I understand.
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That is a bit categoric... there are 3 iterations over those years with different levels of risk. The original double row that was not all that bad, the single row from approx. 2001 to approx. 2004 that was the most problematic and the larger single row up to 2008 that was perhaps the most reliable from what I understand.
Statistically, you are correct; but the underlying and pervasive message is that ALL versions fail, just at different rates. So it all becomes a matter of how risk tolerant you are, and that the percentages of failures have continued to climb with the passing of time.................

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