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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Death of an IMS caught on video

I thought I would share this with you guys stateside. I was having a lovely day until it happened.

Death of an IMS bearing caught on video - PistonHeads

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Gaaaaahhhhh!
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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I may have some PTSD issues just from hearing it on tape.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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That's awful.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #5
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If you turned the engine off the split second you heard that - would the engine still be toast? Or is it basically fk-ed no matter how fast you react?
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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By the time you hear the first sound of an IMS failing, the engine is aready full of metal grit and chewing it self apart............
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that ruined MY day.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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Makes me want to blow one up on the dyno.
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Grateful I did mine! That is a sad sound.
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the worst part is right after the engine died, the GPS had to rub it in... "turn right"
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Ouch. That gave me the chills.
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Crunchy. At least it seems like owner was able to replace the engine... Glad I have done my IMS upgrade...that would suck. Cool it is on video tho.
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That does it....replacing my IMS with a moo shu pork.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:06 AM   #14
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And THAT is why she is PARKED right now!

That is a sound I would not care to hear again.

As one Brit said, "It gutted me"!
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Do you mind if I use this video in my engine classes? I would kill to have this happen on video without anything being planned.

I hope someone actually tears this engine down, it could have had several other failures that could have very similar results, because all IMS Failures are not IMS failures.
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Hi Jake,

You're more than welcome to use it. The engine has already been torn down and rebuilt and it was the bearing itself that failed and there was sludgy oil around the area despite bit having a FSH and an oil change less than 6k previously. I shall be doing far more frequent oil changes from now on.

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Hi Jack,

You're more than welcome to use it. The engine has already been torn down and rebuilt and it was the bearing itself that failed and there was sludgy oil around the area despite bit having a FSH and an oil change less than 6k previously. I shall be doing far more frequent oil changes from now on.

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and the inevitable question - how often were you performing oil changes?
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a bit of a wobbler that single row eh?
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and the inevitable question - how often were you performing oil changes?
The car has had all its oil changes as per Porsche's recommended service schedule so every 12k from new.
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Very sorry to hear about your troubles. That video shows what every owner of these engines most fear.

Sure, every car has issues and things can go wrong - but very few cars have a catastrophic issue like this pop up with this frequency that just destroys your engine.

Makes ownership a mixed blessing. They are cheap to buy and fun to drive, but you always have this on the back of your mind, or at the very least another $2k-3k expense to get the IMS upgraded.

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