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  1. This is my first Porsche. I am really excited to have a new to me 996! I've spent months online reading various forums about what to look for etc.. I purchased an unloved 996 with no history and 98K miles knowing full well that it was going to be a project to get it up to an acceptable state of maintenance. I had a pre purchase inspection done in LA and drove it back to Arizona. I didn't have time to have the PPI mechanic do an oil change. Mistake. I drove it home to Arizona, did an oil change and found bits of hard black plastic, about 6 small aluminum chips and two small ferrous metal chips in the sump oil and a few aluminum specks in the dissected oil filter. I immediately thought IMS and have done three weeks of research and parts ordering to prepare for the bearing upgrade while the car sits unused in my garage. I am at the point where I feel competent to preform this procedure and actually started today. However, I am already doubting my diagnosis. I pulled the sump cover expecting to find metal filings all over the sump cover. Nope. Not a one. Lots(15?) of hard black plastic and maybe some (brown?) plastic. Is this consistant with an IMS bearing failure? (picture attached) I have cleaned the suction screen and replaced both sump AOSs. I am under the impression from other DIYs that there may be a third AOS in my engine that sits outside the sump. Would oil contamination be a reason to replace this AOS as well? Thanks for any help or encouragement you can provide!
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