NOW WITH 5 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY!
NO MOVING PARTS. NO BALL BEARING. NO PROBLEM.
Prevent costly engine failure by eliminating the problematic ball-bearing by backdating your IMS with a pressure fed oil lubricated plain bearing, just like in an aircooled Porsche. This patented design is the last IMS bearing you will ever need.
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WHY DO IMS BEARINGS FAIL?
Lack of lubrication (sealed bearing was used)
Insufficient load capacity (factory single row bearing had high failure rate of 8% according to the Eisen class action lawsuit)
The factory did not supply a service interval, replacement, or tools for changing the original bearing out – bearing should have had a service interval!
IMS SOLUTION AS A PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE:
IMS replacement takes an average of 10-14 hours.
Typically coupled with clutch and other maintenance.
Engine rebuilds take 60+ hours and can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Engines must be pre-qualified prior to bearing replacement.
WHAT FACTORY BEARING DOES MY ENGINE HAVE?
1997-1999: This engine featured a dual row bearing IMS
2000-2001: These engines came from the factory with either a dual row or a single row bearing IMS
2002-2005: This engine featured a single row bearing IMS. Some late production 2005 models will have a non-servicable IMS.
2006-2008: These engines were fitted with a larger bearing that is not serviceable without a complete teardown of the engine.
If the engine in your car has been replaced, it will have whatever IMS bearing was in production for that model year of manufacture for the replacement engine.
THERE IS ONLY ONE PERMANENT SOLUTION: THE IMS SOLUTION
All genuine IMS Solution kits come engraved and serial numbered to validate their authenticity and are designed to last the lifetime of the engine with no further service interval for the IMS bearing as required for ball or roller bearing kits.
Brought to you by the team that developed the original and often imitated IMS Retrofit™, the IMS Solution is the only permanent solution to catastrophic IMS bearing failures by complete omission of the problematic single row ball bearing and now the dual row ball bearing.
The IMS Solution was developed by Flat 6 Innovations and LN Engineering LLC, co-developers of the IMS Retrofit, for IMS Solution LLC. The IMS Solution is manufactured and sold by IMS Solution LLC.
Warranty requires registration and compliance with program requirements. For more information and application guidelines please visit IMS Solution website