Single Row IMS
IMS Bearing Replacement Solutions for Porsche Boxster, 996, and early 997 Models with the Factory Single Row IMS
Porsche Boxster and 911 models built between 2000 and 2005 with the factory single row 6204 IMS bearing can suffer catastrophic engine failures if the original IMS bearing isn't replaced as part of regular scheduled maintenance. This includes ball and roller bearing replacements. All IMS bearing upgrades other than the IMS Solution should have service interval even though Porsche never provided recommendations for when the IMS bearing should be replaced, let alone the tools or procedures to replace them. LN Engineering together with Flat 6 Innovations developed and patented IMS bearing solutions including the IMS Retrofit and IMS Solution that have been used successfully and trusted worldwide since 2008.
Where can I buy the Classic Single Row IMS Retrofit 106-08.2?
The patented Single Row Pro IMS Retrofit 106-08.2.2 released in 2012 supersedes the original Classic Single Row IMS Retrofit 106-08.2. The patented Single Row Pro replaces the original single row bearing with a custom dual row bearing that uses an internal wire lock to retain the bearing and requires the Faultless IMS Tool 106-08.22 for installation. Alternatively the RND RS Roller Cylindrical IMS Bearing 106-08.2R can be used in place of the original Classic Single Row IMS Retrofit which does not require any additional installation tools other than the IMS Pro Tool Kit 106-08.13.
Where can I learn more about the Single Row IMS Bearing in my Porsche Boxster or 911 engine?
LN Engineering's intermediate shaft (IMS) bearing FAQ has everything you need to know about your Porsche M96 engine's single row IMS bearing. Additional information on our replacements for the factory single row intermediate shaft bearing can be found on the IMS Retrofit or IMS Solution website.