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PorscheGTS

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  • Present cars
    2005 Carrera 997 C2S
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    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
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