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I am looking of purchasing aWith 80000 miles the car sounds

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I am looking of purchasing a(###) ###-####With 80000 miles the car sounds and look great.
Do I need to fix the IMS? The person selling it to me told me I Don't have too. Please let me know what you think. Many thanks!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Porsche
Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

it needs to be replaced... These types of bearings are typically used in devices like copy machines and other machinery used in dry conditions. In theory, the area where Porsche designed the bearing to sit is supposed to be dry. However, after years of use within the engine, it would appear that oil and contaminants from the engine seep past the bearing seal, wash out the original lubricant, and become trapped inside. The result is that the bearing now operates in a less-than-ideal environment and begins to wear prematurely. When the bearing wears out, the timing chains on the engine may disengage, and the engine will quickly self-destruct. When the bearing does begin to deteriorate, foreign object debris from the bearing circulates throughout the engine, causing damage to other areas in the engine. This appears to be one of the most common failure mechanisms present with both the Boxster and 911 Carrera engine.

Expert:  eauto replied 1 year ago.

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