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I'm eying up a Porsche but just can't figure out the IMS / Bore issue sitation with this particulaor engine.Now my research has gathered the following:IMS - Single Row , should still be replaced for safety. That's fine with me.Bore scoring issue doesn't effect this car and is with the earlier 3.4s etc?The car in question is a Porsche + 1 owner car who has had it for 9 years and covered 65k.I have looked up the issues like radiations, expansion tanks etc. I am ok with all of that as I have my own 2 post ramp and Im handy with a spanner.What I need confirming the bore and ims side of things. RMS should as I figure be ok on this car aswell?Also when looking at one in person, other than the very obvious things, what should I be listening for in particular and looking for extra carefully that is very 3.6 engine specific?

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All Lokasil cylinders (model years 98-2008) are subject to scoring, but it is not as common in early models (996 MK1).

During a PPI, perform a leakdown and compression test to assess cylinder health. A bore-scope can reveal any scoring.

For the IMS, I would strongly consider the IMS solution (solid bearing) versus going with the IMS retrofit.


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