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Old 03-06-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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IMS and Clutch help in the UK (Essex)

Hi All,
I used to be happy with my 2002 S but i am now one of those who is paranoid and hardly sleeps becuase of the Roulette Wheel spinning behind my driver's seat. The car has 74k on the clock and has been serviced every year without fail - a total of 11 stamps in book! I have phoned the Porsche service agent who confirms that the car developed an RMS leak in 2005 (25k on the clock) and that the RMS and IMS were both replaced under warranty.
The car has since covered 50k but now i think i want to upgrade to the LNE kit.
Where in the UK can i get the kit or do i have to buy and ship from pelican?
Do i need to but the extraction tool as well?
In for a penny in for a pound, i may as well do the clutch. Where is the best place to get one in the UK and what do i need? An entire 'clutch kit'?
My indy was saying something about replacing the flywheel as part of the job?
I have set aside 2k (GBP) to do the job and i'm being quoted 10 hours labour. Will this be enough?

All help will be greatly appreciated on this topic which takes up more space than anything else on the great forum

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You need the extraction kit (all of it), the job cannot be done without it.
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ok - thanks, thats one question down with a confirmed answer. Lets hope they come thick and fast and then i can decide what to do.
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Give these guys a call:

AUTOFARM | 13/07/2010: Intermediate Shaft Bearing Failure now preventable
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Hi...we should meet up soon...You are only a whisker away from me..

My RMS is weeping a drip...but think will keep an eye on it..or should i get it done..too??

Guys at Autostrasse in Coggeshall (essex) come highly recommended Ex Lancaster Porsche trained, but havent used them yet..

You can get their number from google Let me know how u get on
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Hey we could start an Essex Porcshe boy racers club Lol, !!!

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Nimbus - perfect.
£1650 + vat (all in) (£1980.00)

Using the LNE bearing

1.5 hours from Brentwood Essex - happy, happy days
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Cheers Pete, i will keep you posted!
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Nimbus - perfect.
£1650 + vat (all in) (£1980.00)

Using the LNE bearing

1.5 hours from Brentwood Essex - happy, happy days
Are you getting the clutch and flywheel replaced at the same time? did they say how much that was?
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Price included clutch - flywheel can oly be decided upon once its stripped down and checked.
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That is a good price. Had my 2003 2.7 for 2 years now and (touch wood) no issues at all yet - car's been bullet proof. I will make the specialists who service the car keep an eye out when they change the oil as always.

I believe anything up to 20% of cars will have an IMS issue during their lives so not high enough percentage for me to do this for no reason.
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Hi Nimbus, I thought the price was decent as well - very knowledgeable guys with the parts on the shelf.

Yeah - by my reckoning the percentage may even be lower so i am in two minds. Problem is i'm one of life's worriers. Had i never read about the issue, i would have driven it in blissful ignorance, but the seeds of doubt are sown now!

Pete -Autostrasse have yet to do a 'living' IMS replacement. They have done them but only when they have grenaded and its been part of an engine rebuild - never as a prevention. They are happy to to it but don't have a price as yet. He's going to get back to me.
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[QUOTE=Porsche Pete;330298]Hi...we should meet up soon...You are only a whisker away from me..

My RMS is weeping a drip...but think will keep an eye on it..or should i get it done..too??

I bought my 2001 Boxster base 40k miles, now 50k miles a year and a half ago.
The PPI stated minor rms leak/mist. I have done nothing about it and see no oil on the garage floor. I have had installed the IMS Guardian and don't worry about too much of anything. Each person has to make their own decision as each person has their own comfort level.Hope this helps!
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My RMS is weeping but never yet seen a drip on the floor. There is no guarantee a new one will be any better from reading on here, I would say live with it until it becomes worse.

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