Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About PorscheGTS

  • Rank

Profile Fields

  • From
    Pompano Beach, FL USA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2005 Carrera 997 C2S
  • Former cars
    2003 Carrera 996 C2
  1. Good morning to all my Boxster & Carrera freinds out there. I wanted to report back on the status of my "IMS Failure" post from last week and to relay on some new info. Today the car is being inspected by the Dealer to confirm the failure. At this point by all indications it is an IMS Failure and confirmation is just a formality. There is however, some good news that I have come accross that I wanted to share. In doing some research on the failure rates I came accross a Internet post that read "Porsche IMS Settlement for 996 & Boxster Reached: Lawyers Win". As I'm sure many of you may be aware, there has been a Class Action Lawsuit pending against Porsche Cars North America. I would appear that the suit has been settled Jan 30, 2014 and the Lawyers involved have issued a press release. There is a link that takes you to the Law Firms website to verify and start the process for anyone who qulifies based on Vin#. imsporschesettlement.com . The website explains the peramiters for qaulification and the % of reinbursment you may be intitled to. My Vin# was confimed by Porsche as one that does qualiy for 25% of reinbursment. Unfortunately the dealer will probably recommend complete engine replacement, so I still have to come out of pocket for $15-18K. Oh well! I hope this helps.
  2. Well it would seam that IMS Bearing has claimed another victum. Yesterday afternoon as I left for lunch a grinding noise started to came from the rear of the car and it stalled. I restarted the car and the noise continued and then stopped. The car then ran smooth (no noise) so I returned to the office maybe a 1/2 mile away. After parking the car I looked under the rear of the car to see a steady stream on oil leaking from what appears to area were the engine mounts to the transmision (right above the rear sway bar). My car is a "2005" Carrera 997 C2S " Launch Edition" 73K miles. I am the second owner, but by all indications the car has been well maintained. The car as since been transported to my mechanic for diagnosis. After reading several of the posts I am almost positive its the IMS Bearing. When I hear from my mechanic I will update the post to the when I hear back from my mechanic. Any words of comfort would be apriciated. LOL
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.