intermediate shaft failure prevention
Autofarm can upgrade your engine's weak intermediate shaft with a stronger bearing and prevent the possible failure from occuring and potential large builds in the future.
The bearing on the Intermediate Shaft (IMS) is considered to be a weak point of the M96 series engines featured in all 986 Boxster, 996 Carreras and some early 997 Carrera's. When rebuilding an engine we replace the intermediate shaft as a whole with the latest 997 style shaft. This is a feature of all our modern engine rebuilds and partly how we get such excellent reliability. However, this is not very cost effective as a preventative measure as to replace the shaft the whole engine has to be dismantled and reassembled.
Where possible we change the bearing with the engine in situ (on Boxsters and 2wd Carrera models) as easily as changing the clutch and flywheel. You could change these items at the same time to save on labour costs in the future.
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