Does 987 have IMS issue?

Does 987 have IMS issue?

Early Porsche 911 (996 & 997) Boxster (987), and Cayman (987) experience a common failure of the IMS (Intermediate Main Shaft) bearing, which can cause a failure of the motor resulting in a costly and extensive repair.

Is Porsche 987 reliable?

The good news is that as well as being a great drive, the Boxster 987 is highly reliable and has an MOT pass rate that ranges from 82.3% for 2005 models to 91% for 2010 cars. However, when mechanical problems do occur, they can be expensive to fix unless they are spotted early.

How can you tell if your wheel bearing is bad?

Look for these three warning signs to indicate IMS bearing failure:

  1. Metallic debris in the oil filter during an oil change.
  2. Oil leak at the rear of the engine.
  3. Knocking and metallic sounds coming from the back of the motor.

What’s the problem with my Porsche Cayman 987?

The early M97 engines fitted to the 987 Cayman can have issues with a bearing at one end of the engine intermediate shaft. The shaft connects the two ends of the engine timing gear. At one end, the shaft drives the oil pump and at the other, finishes in a sealed bearing.

Why is my Porsche Boxster’s 987 engine not working?

Initially Porsche OPC Leicester removed the engine and did cylinder tests which came back ok. They felt that the tappets were a fault and replaced these with new seals. The engine was reinstalled in the car but the noise persisted. After discussion with Porsche UK Reading and Stuttgart the engine was once again removed and stripped.

What causes a Porsche Cayman engine to misfire?

Misfires can occur at any time on the Cayman engine and require diagnosis to identify which cylinders are misfiring and why. Common causes are worn spark plugs, cracks in ignition coils and oil leaking past the spark plug tube seals (see above). The ignition coils on the M97 Cayman engines have been updated by Porsche multiple times.

When to check for IMS bearing failure in Porsche?

However, if you are assiduous about maintaining your Porsche, there may well be opportunities to spot an IMS bearing problem at an early stage. A simple and reliable check can be made each time you change the oil and filter.