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And, perhaps have a magazine cover it. Personally, I tend to believe that it should work, and might look into it myself.
 
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imsaro experience

Hi Guys !A post to explain my experience with the break of the ims. I bought a 996 mk1 cabrio used, a fantastic car that also had the assurance that the ims of origin had been changed by a double kit of Insaro .. the warranty seemed total .. well.
In short, the Insaro kit has failed with 40,000 kms .. although out of warranty period (I do not use the Porsche very often), you will agree that they are few kilometers, with the result you can imagine. Yes, the same that had to protect the engine has disintegrated destroying everything in its path.
The worst thing is that after the breakdown from Insaro they did not take the phone to my mechanic and when they finally did they asked for a series of pieces to find out what could have happened ... we sent them and ... from there on only answer and impossible to get an answer. Unfortunately many others affected if they have responded in the forums explaining what we fear ... Insanity is missing since their kits began to give problems and has no interest in finding out why their kits fail. The opinion of my mechanic is that no matter how well sold the components are of very low quality and are bound to break.
 
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Originally Posted by Eric Auderset View Post
Hi Guys !A post to explain my experience with the break of the ims. I bought a 996 mk1 cabrio used, a fantastic car that also had the assurance that the ims of origin had been changed by a double kit of Insaro .. the warranty seemed total .. well.
In short, the Insaro kit has failed with 40,000 kms .. although out of warranty period (I do not use the Porsche very often), you will agree that they are few kilometers, with the result you can imagine. Yes, the same that had to protect the engine has disintegrated destroying everything in its path.
The worst thing is that after the breakdown from Insaro they did not take the phone to my mechanic and when they finally did they asked for a series of pieces to find out what could have happened ... we sent them and ... from there on only answer and impossible to get an answer. Unfortunately many others affected if they have responded in the forums explaining what we fear ... Insanity is missing since their kits began to give problems and has no interest in finding out why their kits fail. The opinion of my mechanic is that no matter how well sold the components are of very low quality and are bound to break.

Sorry to hear about the car. Not trying to add insult to injury, but the only proven IMS retrofits in my book are from LN Engineering.
 
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My knees get wobbly just reading all of this.
 
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OMG this company didnít last
 
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Unfortunately, it's pretty well known that this companies design didn't hold up. Wonder how many car actually had this bearing installed?
 
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I had mine changed to EPS bearing by Vertex, recommended by my friend who is a certified Porsche mechanic that does side jobs in his spare times. Anyone has any experience with this company and their product?! TIA ,
John
 
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Why not just a standard bearing the 911 turbos have always used without failure? I don't understand why Porsche does not just build the internals like on the Turbo 3.6L? Must be too simple. They wouldn't have to invent new parts, just use what has always worked. I won't buy any N/A 911. Only turbocharged 911's, which are heavily track tested, and have been proven to be bulletproof. Much more fun to drive as well!
 
 
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