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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2005 Porsche Boxster S
    2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
  • Future cars
    Cayman S, Boxster S
  • Former cars
    1997 BMW Z3, 2000 BMW Z3M (2)

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  1. I got very lucky. I was so worried about what I read about the IMS failures that I took out a engine/powertrain warranty for $1,600 when I bought the car. It took a month but the insurance company, Interstate, is paying $19,800 in total of which $17k is a brand new engine and the rest goes towards the labor. I will have some out of pocket but not much at all. I should be getting my car back this week. The IMS upgrade could not be done because this is a newer sealed bearing. The engine has a 2 year warranty on it so I plan on getting rid of the car by then and getting a newer one, 2009 or newer
  2. Hi, I want to thank everyone who responds in advance. I am really trying to figure out how to handle this. The story so far (condensed): - purchased 04 boxster S in October 2010 from reputable dealer (Weissach Autohaus in CT). The car had about 20,300 miles on it. - was VERY worried about ISM failure so I purchased 3 yr, 36 "power" warranty from Interstate (http://www.inds.com). - had oil changed 1 year later before winter and had mentioned a few drops of oil I saw on my garage floor to another very reputable Porsche place nearby. At this point it had maybe 23 or 24k miles on it. - the
  3. All, thanks for the replies. I really appreciate it. I actually looked into Goodwill but because I am not the original owner, I am the 2nd, they would not consider it. Interesting about the older years prior to 2005. I had not thought about that. Wouldn't I be giving up some horsepower though? I did not know the bearings were different in newer models...
  4. Well, it happened to me. What I was most concerned about and why I almost did not buy a Porsche. The IMS went and completely trashed the engine. As everyone here probably knows, 17k + labor for replacement from Porsche. I purchased a power warranty from Interstate National Dealer Services and after inspection they said because the external bolt that leads to the IMS bearing was broken off, that that was the problem and they do not cover it because it was not an internally lubricated part. I have the best Porsche mechanic in Southwest Virginia who has worked on well over 1000 Porsche engines
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