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Another flavor of IMS fix?


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FWIW - I did a search on this this and Rennlist and couldn't find anything?

http://www.vertexauto.com/ShowItem/294268%20Porsche%20IMS%20Pressurized%20Oil%20Feed%20Kit.aspx

From their site:(my highlighting and shocked smiley)

IMS Pressurized Oil Feed Modification Kit

This is a step by step procedure for pressure feeding the IMS bearing with engine oil. This is achieved by punching a small in the cover at the front of the IMS. :eek: The front cover is a very thin metal plug, only .25MM thick. Using a sharpened center punch and a hammer the hole can be opened with relative ease.

The Oil Pump's factory 8MM Allen drive is then replaced with a slotted 8MM drive. The slot on the new 8MM drive will provide a governed oil passage from the oil Pump pressure side into and through the IMS. This pressurized oil will flow through the IMS and in to the the IMS bearing. This will maintain a constant, fresh oil flow to the IMS bearing.

Is this for real?

I assume you would do this after a replacement when you could remove the bearing side covers???

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FWIW - I did a search on this this and Rennlist and couldn't find anything?

http://www.vertexauto.com/ShowItem/294268%20Porsche%20IMS%20Pressurized%20Oil%20Feed%20Kit.aspx

From their site:(my highlighting and shocked smiley)

IMS Pressurized Oil Feed Modification Kit

This is a step by step procedure for pressure feeding the IMS bearing with engine oil. This is achieved by punching a small in the cover at the front of the IMS. :eek: The front cover is a very thin metal plug, only .25MM thick. Using a sharpened center punch and a hammer the hole can be opened with relative ease.

The Oil Pump's factory 8MM Allen drive is then replaced with a slotted 8MM drive. The slot on the new 8MM drive will provide a governed oil passage from the oil Pump pressure side into and through the IMS. This pressurized oil will flow through the IMS and in to the the IMS bearing. This will maintain a constant, fresh oil flow to the IMS bearing.

Is this for real?

I assume you would do this after a replacement when you could remove the bearing side covers???

I sometimes start to get a headache from all the "latest" IMS cures. Couple of points: The oil pump drive shaft is already a weak point in these engines, now you are going to machine away some of its mass to create an oil passageway. Not so sure that is a good idea. Second, this approach will need to flood the entire IMS shaft before the oil even gets to the rear of the IMS bearing, so it will just sit in the shaft, making it heavy and loading the chain cam drive system even further Third, the rear of the IMS bearing is sealed, so unless you are going to take the bearing out and replace it with an unsealed bearing, oil is not even going to reach the IMS bearing. Fourth, the end user needs to make a tool to hammer a 1-3MM opening in the plug in the oil pump end of the IMS shaft; that is a pretty small opening to get with a ground down punch and a hammer, so what happens if it is too big, say 6MM by accident (easy enough to do when you are whacking something with a hammer to get an opening)? No oil pressure perhaps? Yikes!

If you have to take the bearing is out, why not just install the proven LN Ceramic kit, which has shown in more than ten thousand installations that it does not need pressurize oil feeds, or any other Band-Aids, and put the car back together? Less complications, proven results...................

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I'm not considering this, I was just on the Vertex site researching water pumps (and now an oil fill tube too) and stumbled across this. I thought I'd been keeping up on the topic, but I guess not.

I swear there are more "fixes" than there are cures for ED, baldness and sleep apnea combined. :blink:

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I'm not considering this, I was just on the Vertex site researching water pumps (and now an oil fill tube too) and stumbled across this. I thought I'd been keeping up on the topic, but I guess not.

I swear there are more "fixes" than there are cures for ED, baldness and sleep apnea combined. :blink:

Just be aware that some IMS fixes are well designed and thoroughly tested, others not so much; and you are betting your $17K engine on the product.

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