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    1998 986
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    Club racer (mid-engined)
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  1. Installing the Direct Oil Feed (DOF) is simpler and less intrusive than replacing the bearing. It just involves replacing the bearing flange and installing the oil line. If you like the ceramic bearing but you also think that the DOF will provide better lubrication you can do both! Order a DOF with the ceramic IMS bearing and you've covered all your bases. Happy Porscheing Pedro
  2. Come on Charles! You can certainly see that the last image I posted of the DOF on an LNE bearing is during the installation process. The flange hasn't been torqued yet and there's no nut on the flange to show that it's an LNE bearing/flange. Do you want to see a couple torqued down with the nut on the shaft? Here you go... This first one isn't hooked up to the oil line yet, although the notch has been created. The second image is complete with the oil line connected and ready to reinstall the flywheel/clutch/transmission. When people order the DOF from us we ask if they have an LNE
  3. No. It cannot be used with the LN Engineering IMS Retrofit and we advise against it on our website and is not necessary. The bearing provided with the IMS Retrofit does not require any additional lubrication than what it receives from in the sump. Remember, the M96 engine is a wet sump engine and the IMS bearing is submerged in normal operation. LNE may not want people to put a Direct Ol Feed (DOF) Kit on one of the LNE bearings, but I assure their readers that the DOF can and is being used by many Porsche owners who had replaced their IMS bearing with the LNE but who still felt uncomforta
  4. All of the Direct Oil Feed parts were proudly developed, tested and manufactured in the USA. The DOF will work on ANY bearing installed on the IMS, including the LNE ceramic bearing. As a supplement to the DOF you can order a new steel or ceramic ball bearing in single or double row configuration. Happy Porscheing, Pedro
  5. Good eyes! There's a point where more oil does no more good and we kept searching for the perfect amount into the bearing. Working with three different bearing manufacturers the consensus was reached that 300 - 500 ml/min was optimal, so we split the difference and went with 400 ml/min at 60 psi. We changed the size of the restrictor to accommodate for the new flow. That's why you saw the two numbers. This measurement was done using Mobil1 10W40 at 200F and 60 psi. When cruising, 60 psi is about average. Happy Porscheing, Pedro
  6. The pressure regulator I refer to is the factory unit at the pump. We control flow with the size of the cross section of the oil injector and another restrictor on the oil line adapter that screws into the engine head. At 60 psi we get an oil flow into the IMS bearing of 400 ml/min. Happy Porscheing, Pedro
  7. Thanks to Johan for reminding me I owed you some photos. I thought it would be easier with photos of the engine block and heads, but it's even harder because we're looking at different parts that stack one over the other and the oil galleys connect in three dimensions. But let's try. The first image shows one side of the engine block looking from underneath. You can see the three cylinders. I've highlighted the main galley that carries oil, directly from the filter and the oil cooler. The second image shows the head that goes over the cylinders. You can see the valves for two cylinder
  8. JFP: It's not as clear on the diagram as on the engine itself where you can actually see the different diameters of the galleys and follow their path from the oil pump to the filter to the heat exchanger to the main galley o the DOF. I'm preparing a set of photos where I'll highlight the passage of the oil in the galleys using Photoshop but it will be tomorrow or Monday. The port used for the DOF is fed by the main oil galley and is not shared by any other secondary system. The only branch-off is to two of the cam's beds but they are also fed from the other side through the inside of the c
  9. There's been a lot disinformation about the DOF whether intentional or not. Let me clear it up, again. The source for the DOF's oil is provided by Porsche right on the engine. We don't have to add spin-on adapters. The DOF's oil port is an M14x1.5 plug right on the engine. Here's a diagram from Porsche showing the oil flow in the M96/M97 engine. We've highlighted the route of the DOF flow in red to make it easier to follow: As you can see from the diagram: the oil flows from the oil pan (#1) Up the pickup tube (#2) through the main pump (#3) through the filter (#5) through the oil cooler (
  10. Remove the faceplate and reattach. Sometimes the contacts need to be reactivated. Happy Boxstering, Pedro
  11. Have your tank gauge calibrated. It could be showing 1/4 left when it's really empty. You'll need a PIWIS or PST-II unit to calibrate it. Happy Boxstering, Pedro
  12. It may not be your lights switch but your ignition switch. It's a common faulty issue which is basically a wear item. Check this DIY Guide although you may have to look at the images in a mirror ;) http://www.pedrosgar...ion_Switch.html Happy Boxstering, Pedro
  13. But because the airbag light is on it doesn't necessarily mean that there's an airbag failure or that the airbag won't deploy in case of a collision. The warning light is an indication of a problem in the system, which as stated above should be looked at. It can be as simple as a loose connection on the seatbelt latch or a much more complex issue. Happy Boxstering, Pedro
  14. If you manually raise the spoiler with the switch on the fuse cover the spoiler will stay raised until you reach 70 mph and then slow down to 50. If you drive around without breaching the 70 mph mark, it will stay raised. Also, when you start the car the spoiler light should be on until you reach 3 mph, when it turns off. After the light goes off it should not go back on regardless of the spoiler's position. A spoiler light ON indicates an error in the system. Happy Boxstering, Pedro
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