Welcome to RSR Developments
At RSR Developments we have extensive knowledge of the Porsche brand through hands on experience and dealer training we can provide service maintenance for your Porsche as per manufactures schedule. Whether it’s a humble Porsche 914 or an iconic 911 GT3RS we can cater for you, and in some circumstances, we can come to you to carry out services.
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IMS BEARING REPLACEMENT
Probably one of the most common questions I get asked is about the intermediate shaft bearing, IMS. The vehicles that are affected with the potential failure are 9x6 and gen 1 997. Porsche eventually uprated the bearing during the production period of the 997 to take the larger IMS with a larger bearing.
The very early, pre 2000, 9x6's had the dual row bearing installed. After 2000 they installed a single row bearing. There are various failure reasons as every vehicle has a different history, however I believe that failure is usually down to poor maintenance, oil and filter changes are so important on these engines.
Here we now treat the IMS bearings as a serviceable part so in essence we would recommend replacing the bearing either with a new aftermarket kit or replace the bearing, like for like and remove the seals before installing.