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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-27-2013, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Kirk
It didn't look like my bearing was going to fail...

It didn't look like my bearing was going to fail immediately. The seals looked fine from the outside, but they had in fact been compromised. There was no grease in the bearing, just a bit of oil...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-26-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By Kirk
DONE!!! This wasn't meant to be a detail by...

DONE!!! This wasn't meant to be a detail by detail description of the install. That's all covered in those 65 pages of instructions! But I've highlighted some of the important parts of the install. I...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-26-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By Kirk
One thing to note, the TuneRS bearing shaft still...

One thing to note, the TuneRS bearing shaft still has the o-ring in the shaft like stock, but the threaded portion is a much larger diameter to make the shaft much stronger than stock. They also use...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-26-2013, 07:16 PM
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Views: 2,937
Posted By Kirk
Now I have to say that the TuneRS instructions...

Now I have to say that the TuneRS instructions are AMAZING!!! Both LN Engineering with their IMS Retrofit and TuneRS with their DOF say that you should have them professionally installed. But the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-26-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By Kirk
First of all I dropped the transmission, which is...

First of all I dropped the transmission, which is probably more tricky on the 911 than the Boxster/Cayman due to access in the middle of the car. I think it will be quicker on my Boxster because I...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By Kirk
Install of TuneRS DOF for IMS Bearing

Wow, lots of debate about the new TuneRS Direct Oil Feed (DOF) system for the IMS bearing over in this thread:
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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-14-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Kirk
Ah, okay. I had one heck of a time with my 996...

Ah, okay. I had one heck of a time with my 996 threading up the hose at the head, but access there is completely different on a Boxster. Once I figured out the trick I shared though I got it done...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-14-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,521
Posted By Kirk
Yes, I believe thrust or axial load handling is...

Yes, I believe thrust or axial load handling is the big issue with the Eternal Fix roller bearing. However, according to their website that is now updated with more information, they say that they...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-14-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By Kirk
FYI you can just drill a hole for the oil line...

FYI you can just drill a hole for the oil line rather than grinding one out. I test fitted my DOF cover and marked where the hole needed to go. Then I started with a small drill bit and worked my...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-12-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
Yes, I have an MS from Georgia Tech 1994. MBA...

Yes, I have an MS from Georgia Tech 1994. MBA from California State University 2011. I am also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). I am not a bearing engineer and I have never...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
That's not what's on their website,...

That's not what's on their website, imsretrofit.com

Typically replacement of the IMS bearing takes 10-14 hours (with exception of some Tiptronic 911 models) and is usually serviced at the same...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-12-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
I gave a tech session on the IMS bearing this...

I gave a tech session on the IMS bearing this last weekend at the PCA Palooza event in Eureka Springs, AR. Iíll share some photos from the tech session later. Here are a few observations that I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,800
Posted By Kirk
There can be warning signs... or your engine can...

There can be warning signs... or your engine can just pop.

I don't give people a "doom and gloom" story on the IMS bearing, but if you have an appointment scheduled in 2 weeks, then just get it...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
Jake, I hear what you're saying, but at the same...

Jake, I hear what you're saying, but at the same time I use exactly the same tools to work on a M96 engine as I do an air cooled 2.7L as I do my wife's LS2 in her GTO. There is no vodoo magic to the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
SKF 6204 RSH JEM single row bearing. 2RSH means...

SKF 6204 RSH JEM single row bearing. 2RSH means it has two seals, but obviously I removed one seal. The "RSH"is SKF's new and improved seal. JEM means it has a C3 tolerance to account for thermal...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
I can step outside the door of my office, walk...

I can step outside the door of my office, walk out into the factory where I work and see THOUSANDS of examples where the science behind the direct oil feed system is working today, right now, and has...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
Exactly, no one has proven exactly how much oil...

Exactly, no one has proven exactly how much oil an unsealed replacement bearing gets, even LN Engineering has not shown us how much oil actually gets to their ceramic bearing if it is just left...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
I'm still at a loss as to why people question the...

I'm still at a loss as to why people question the benefit of properly lubricating a ball bearing... Yes, the DOF system is a new product and doesn't have thousands of installs, but the SCIENCE that...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-30-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
I am not worried about cost. I have both - steel...

I am not worried about cost. I have both - steel and ceramic bearings in my hands. I can put either in my 2003 C4S. The ceramic would be the obvious choice, right? My only concern there is the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
That's basically what I am doing - putting in a...

That's basically what I am doing - putting in a new bearing, removing the outside seal, and installing the DOF. This is on a 2003 Carrera 4S with single row bearing. I'm just not 100% sure yet if...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
You can see in the picture that the 6305 bearing...

You can see in the picture that the 6305 bearing has thicker races. The width of the 6204 bearing is 14mm while the 6305 is 17mm wide (or what I believe you are calling thick). So yes, the 6305...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-25-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
Some food for thought, I'm not sure I would worry...

Some food for thought, I'm not sure I would worry about the size/strength of the bearing in MY 06-08 cars. The 6305 bearing in those cars is a monster compared to the single row 6204 in MY 01-05...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-25-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
I am getting my load data for the steel bearing...

I am getting my load data for the steel bearing from SKF as I plan to use this brand in my personal car. The load data for your bearing came from your website:

"The 6204 bearing currently used in...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
There seems to be an acceptance at the point the...

There seems to be an acceptance at the point the video was made at continuing to use the OEM bearing yet in more recent postings that seemed to have changed.

Personally I question whether the OEM...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,494
Posted By Kirk
Absolutely! Bearings are NOT happy if they are...

Absolutely! Bearings are NOT happy if they are not lubricated. We've had this before at my factory - a piece of equipment is returned from rebuild. It's not lubricated by the rebuild shop. We...
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