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PCA Spotlight: Extending the life of your original IMS Bearing

Friday, January 5, 2018

In our last video, we covered the general subject of what the intermediate shaft (IMS) and the IMS bearing are and the functions they serve in Porsche's first water-cooled flat-six engines. In this second video, we show you ways you can reduce the wear of an original-style IMS bearing in the chance that you still have one in your 1997-2008 911 or Boxster.

Keep in mind that any mechanical part will fail with use over time, and the IMS bearing is no different — even if you take extra care of it. However, if you're in a situation where you cannot or do not want to replace your original-style IMS bearing, watch the video above for some tips on how to reduce bearing wear and extend its life.

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