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The total price for replacing the RMS, IMS (using LN Engineering IMS Retrofit $619), torque converter seal, the resealing of my oil scavenger pump and an oil change was ~$2,300. This investment vis-a-vis a $15k+ engine is priceless. :thumbup:
p.s... By the way I was never advised about the IMS failure issues by the Porsche dealership in Oakland, CA where I bought the car in 2004 (car had ~17k on it), nor the one located in Santa Clara, CA that has serviced the car since purchase. And sadly, I called the latter just before taking it to the independent shop yesterday and when I mentioned the IMS to them, they were still not forthcoming about failure issues. When I asked about retrofits, they advised they do not use the LN Engineering product - just their product. Oh well, nuff' said.
I own a 2000 Boxster-S with ~62k miles on it. I've had a slight oil leak for little over a year, previously identified by a Porsche dealership technician as an RMS leak. It went from 'weeping' to leaving a noticeable drip. While reading numerous Porsche threads, I noticed all the chatter about the IMS failures and immediately took my car into the closest of a few independent shops noted in several threads (the one located in Campbell, CA). The good news is that we caught the IMS in time. It was definitely in pre-failure mode, still functioning but deteriorating. The owner/mechanic (Alden) said I 'got lucky' and that it was 'just as bad if not slightly worse than the one I showed you on my desk'. So, I had the LN Engineering IMS Retro-Fit done, RMS seal replaced, torque coverter seal replaced and oil scavenger pump resealed. Yes, a few things were leaking. Anyway, I just wanted to thank the forum village for sharing their experiences as it literally saved my car :thumbup: