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  1. phillipj & Dharn55 Thanks for responding. I tried Easy Care, they only go to 80,000. miles. I'll have 2 years warranty on the new engine then I'll just have to wear ear plugs. If something else fails, I had my fun. Besides, it might be time to get my grandpamobile, an RV with a Kia dingy. Thanks, -Zook
  2. Verdict: New motor. The IMS bearing came apart and filled the pan with shredded metal and balls. The weird thing is that it died quietly. The new engine is coming from a distribution center in Los Angeles. Is there a way to know if the reman has the improved IMS setup? I have looked at many blogs re the IMS failures, it appears that 10% of these engines fail within 90km miles, many unhappy comments from victims. My insurance is from CNA National,they have been upfront and professional but I doubt they are interested in extending the warranty (5 months left, whew). Anybody have an in
  3. phillipj & cloudsurfer, Thanks for your responses. The car is at an indepent repair shop and all signs are that they know their stuff. They told the insurance co it needed a new engine, but an agent has to verify this. It amazes me Porsche would design this shaft with one end supported without a bearing, and the other a sealed bearing awash in oil. I hope not, but if it turns out to be fixable should I install the British made ceramic bearing? Thanks, -Zook
  4. Newbe here. 2003 911 64,000mi I was warned about ISB failures at my 60K service but was told if you change the oil every 5k miles the bearing isn't sitting in dirty oil and the probability of failure is less. Last week I parked in my garage in the desert (103 deg outside), shut it down, went inside for a few moments, came back and all the oil was on the garage floor, leaking from the front. There was no warning noise, engine temp had been normal for the entire drive. I thought it was a plug, or clamp, or even the seal. Turns out one of the three bolts holding the ISB bearing flange was
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