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Patrick Pilcher

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  1. Just out of interest, I just visited my local indi and they had a Boxster with a failed LN bearing, they also said that they simply remove the grease seal and let engine oil lube it and have had no issues with this.

    If it really is a "failed" LN unit, it would be a rarity. LN has only had about a dozen or so of the 12,000 plus installed units since 2009 develop problems, and most of them were traced to installation issues or other non IMS problems that generated metal grit that ultimately took out the bearing, so I would be rather circumspect of their comment without additional information.

    Removing the rear seal does help both the dual row and the non serviceable OEM bearings, but does not help the single row units much as they seem unable to deal with the mechanical loads. What stumps me is that to remove the seal, the car has to be in a configuration that is literally moments away from replacing the OEM bearing with a much better ceramic hybrid bearing, but just removing the seal is still, it is better than nothing.

    I'm confused. Are you saying that people are removing the seal on brand new LN IMS bearing? I'm putting a 3.6 996 engine into my 03 986S and unclear if I have dual row. It is 03 also.
  2. Definite interest in mistakes. More and more dais going to occur over time so any and all info very useful. I'm in process of a 03 3.6 into 03 986S swap and while there are bits and pieces, I've yet to find anything comprehensive beyond what Wayne at pelican did for the early 986 cars. I'm going to document my journey as well.

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