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RMS & IMS tools


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I'm going to be replacing the engine in my '99 Boxster (thread about engine replacement) with a used engine. To get maximum reliability without spending $15k+ on a bullet-proof engine, I'm going to replace the RMS and do the IMS retrofit using the LN Engineering bearing. I may also replace the AOS and the water pump.

I know that replacing the RMS can be a bit tricky as if you push it in too far, it will pop inside the case, and that would be a very bad thing. I also know that the IMS retrofit requires a few specialty tools. Does anybody have the tools to properly do these jobs that they'd be willing to either rent to me, or sell me used? As I mentioned in my other thread, I really need to very carefully manage my budget on this project, and I'd really rather not spend $200 or so on tools that I will use for one job and never use again. So if you've done the job, and spent the money on the tools, I figure this is a way you can recover some of that money, and I can save some money. A win-win.

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You may luck out and find someone to help you with this, but the reality of Porsche specialty tooling is that most purchasers are not going to loan or rent out these items. We get this type of request all the time, and we always respectfully decline for a variety of reasons…………

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You might buy the bearing with tools from LN Engineering, then sell the tools online when you are done. I know I'd be interested in a set, since I can guess to be replacing the clutch and bearings in about a year.

Yeah. However, I figured maybe somebody has already done it and doesn't need the tools anymore. Maybe not, but I had to ask.

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The tool to pull the IMS bearing is $70 from LN Engineering and the installation tool comes with the bearing kit. You will need something to remove/reinstall the RMS though.

I only see the tool on this page (My link) and it's listed for $136. I guess I have to call them. Still hate to spend $70 on a tool that I will only use once. Oh well.

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The tool to pull the IMS bearing is $70 from LN Engineering and the installation tool comes with the bearing kit. You will need something to remove/reinstall the RMS though.

I only see the tool on this page (My link) and it's listed for $136. I guess I have to call them. Still hate to spend $70 on a tool that I will only use once. Oh well.

Wow, they stepped up their game with the extraction kit...it used to just be the puller tool for $70, but now they include cam locks and other useful things. Can't hurt to be too careful, though it costs twice as much...

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