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Old 02-25-2016, 04:40 AM   #1
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'02 80,000 mi service coming up-replace what?

My'02 is my daily driver that I have always driven at least 4,000 miles per year and I plan to keep her. At 80,000 miles what other preventative maintenance should I consider? The engine is great and never burns oil and has only a small amount of leaking. Thanks, Tom

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Old 02-25-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
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Definetly water pump.

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Old 02-25-2016, 05:21 AM   #3
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I would consider replacing the water pump preventatively, and if you are going to drain the coolant system, you may want to also consider a low temperature thermostat. 90k is more the major service, but I would still check your drive belt and fluids. If you have never had your transmission fluid changed you might consider doing that too.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:30 AM   #4
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My '00 w/102,000 miles is on its 3rd or 4th water pump, I've lost count.

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Daily driver in Boston? Don't take this the wrong way but at 80K miles I would consider selling for a lower mileage Boxster. Cold engine starts and these engines get along worse and worse the closer you get to 100K miles. If your car is in good shape and can get a good asking price I would consider it. I drive my car year-round in the North East as well and after crossing the 70K mile mark the car has gone from the most reliable car I ever owned to one expensive repair after another. I've also been reading speculation by some reliable contributors familiar with these engines that winter temps are especially taxing on this generation of engine, there seems to be a common denominator there as far as harsh weather.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:34 PM   #6
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That's easy....

....you should change:

IMS bearing with the "IMS Solution" from Flat 6 Innovations.

Water Pump.

Rear Main Seal.

Air/Oil Separator.

All the cam chain tensioners.

Spark Plugs.

Thermostat with low temp version.

Brake fluid.

If you choose NOT to replace the IMS, then at least install the LN spin-on oil filter adaptor.

Lose that OEM oil filter assembly.

Happy motoring.

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Old 02-25-2016, 05:44 PM   #7
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Fluids.
Proactively changing hardware is fine if you want but don't forget the easy, important stuff.

I'm sure you keep your oil changed but don't forget to others!

Brake fluid, gear oil, PS fluid.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:22 PM   #8
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I'd add spark plug tubes and o-rings to the list if they haven't already been done. Especially if that small amount of leaking is from the area of the heads.
Change Spark Plugs and Tubes Boxster DIY

Mine came out just like in post #7 of this thread, only difference was I had a section of old heater hose cut to fit the mid-section of the 'extraction tool':
http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/52150-spark-plug-tubes.html
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:46 AM   #9
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....you should change:

...IMS bearing with the "IMS Solution" from Flat 6 Innovations.


If you choose NOT to replace the IMS, then at least install the LN spin-on oil filter adaptor.
Is this the same/similar to the LN IMS?

Better?
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:05 PM   #10
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So...

...LN offers a couple of options: a ceramic ball bearing IMS upgrade and a plain bearing fed by an oil line known as the "IMS Solution" that was developed by Jake Raby of Flat 6 Innovations.

EVERY IMS REPLACEMENT THAT USES BALL BEARING OR ROLLER BEARINGS is a short term fix that will need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles give or take.

The "IMS SOLUTION" that Jake Raby developed uses a plain bearing with NO moving parts that is fed by an oil line and floats on the oil. The bearing surfaces are made from a diamond like material and that bearing will basically last forever.

So, I would just send my car to Jake and have him install the "IMS Solution".

Actually I DID just do that. About six months ago.

I'm loving life and my 986.

Just do it.

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The IMS solution sounds good but is about $1700 in parts and requires 2 separate tool kits to install it for another $5-600. LN,s replacement ceramic ball bearing is supposed to be changed at 70,000 intervals. I just replaced a perfectly good 16 yr old original with about 65,000 on it so if LNs ball bearing replacement lasts that long the car will be 32 yrs old next time it,s needed.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:22 PM   #12
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Sounds...

.....like a plan.

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