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The IMS Solution

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Revolution Porsche Specialists were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to carry out (we believe) the first IMS Solution installation in the UK.

The IMS Solution, designed by Flat 6 Innovations and LN Engineering, is a Direct Oil Fed (DOF) system that will last the lifetime of the engine.

Although its release comes post the IMS Ceramic Bearing upgrade, the IMS Solution has been developed over many years allowing for extensive testing in all operating conditions.

Porsche Paranoia

The majority of Porsche owners, especially those who have access to the internet, will no doubt realise that the M96 engines have a well known weak spot (the IMS bearing), this solution removes the IMS bearing completely which in turn removes that horrible, niggling paranoia that ruins ownership for many people.

The IMS Solution is suitable for all M96 and M97 engines that have the single row bearing installed (Typically model years 2000-2005), for those that have the earlier models with the dual row IMS bearing, you will need to stay with the Classic IMS Retrofit for now, which in itself is a worthy and beneficial modification.

How can the IMS Solution claim to be THE solution?

The IMS Solution removes the component (IMS Bearing) that breaks down and leads to either catastrophic engine failure OR debris in the engine oil which in turn, starts to damage every internally lubricated component!

The factory single row sealed IMS bearing has an inner and outer race, bearing cage and  8 “balls” which amounts to a whopping 11 potential wear components.

If you are unlucky enough to suffer an IMS Bearing failure, what will happen is the debris from those wear components will enter and destroy the engine and this can literally mean, in many cases, that a repair is not cost effective.

The IMS Solution replaces all these wear components with just a single component, the wear surface is aluminum alloy and not harmful hardened steel.

IMS Solution Installation

Here are a few photos from our first installation - a special thank you to Paul for allowing us to use his car as our guinea pig!

The work begins...
The work begins...
Transmission removed
Transmission removed
Removing the drive plate
Removing the drive plate
Drive plate removed
Drive plate removed

 

IMS Bearing flange/housing
IMS Bearing flange/housing

Flange removed - bearing exposed
Flange removed - bearing exposed
IMS Solution kit
IMS Solution kit
Plug installed
Plug installed
Housing modifications
Housing modifications
You can never be too careful!
You can never be too careful!
Spin-on filter housing being installed
Spin-on filter housing being installed
Solution installed!
Solution installed!
Oil feed pipe installed
Oil feed pipe installed
Shortened hose
Shortened hose
RMS insert tool
RMS insert tool
Re-assembly
Re-assembly
Drive plate back on
Drive plate back on
Job done
Job done

Call Revolution Porsche on 01484 717342 or contact us via the website for advice on replacing the IMS bearing in your Porsche.