What is the Porsche IMS Bearing?

part of a porsche ims bearing

Having a Porsche isn’t just about an image or having a well-known brand as your car of choice. As a Porsche driver and owner, you are open to the world of advanced auto engineering. What makes Porsche engines so different and unique is that, like other high-end brands, they have specific parts that are only found in their type of engine. One of those parts being the IMS bearing.

What is the IMS Bearing?

In a Porsche vehicle, the IMS bearing is the intermediate shaft bearing. This is a geared shaft that runs through and extends out from the front and rear of the engine. The function of this bearing is that it drives the camshafts indirectly to either side of the engine. In short, it is an important component that makes the engine run at optimal levels and if it is not working properly, it could lead to engine failure. At Boston Motor Werks we have years of experience repairing Porsche vehicles that have encountered a problem with their IMS bearing.

The Old Issue With IMS Bearings

The biggest issue with this Porsche item is that 996 generations of the Porsche 911s  were infected with a vulnerability in the IMS bearing causing engine failure. Why an IMS failure is so serious is that when it fails, the car’s engine’s internals is infected by debris which requires the whole engine to be rebuilt or replace which is a very expensive repair.

BMW Repair Services

Here at Boston Motor Werks, we have been repairing BMW’s of all years and models for over 3 years. Our founder and owner, Robert Hanna has worked in BMW dealership shops for over 20 years before making the move to Boston Motor Werks.

With years of experience in repairing BMW’s, Robert has worked on just about every model of BMW, starting from the 1980’s all the way through present day models!

When it comes to making repairs to your BMW you want a mechanic you can trust; when you go to Boston Motor Werks all of the mechanics here are fully trained and experienced!

To schedule an appointment or an estimate for our repair services, please give Boston Motor Werks a call at 617-489-0291. We are looking forward to helping you with all of your BMW’s repair needs!

BMW Mechanical & Electrical Repairs

Are all car repairs the same? Of course not! All mechanical repairs vary depending on the car model and year, especially for BMWs. To properly repair a BMW, you need a trained mechanic; a mechanic who has been trained, and who knows the ins and outs of all BMW models.

Here at Boston Motor Werks, all of our mechanics are highly trained BMW technicians. Our owner, Robert Hannah has earned a Masters Certification as a BMW technician.

When it comes to repairing mechanical parts of a BMW, like brake pads, or electronics like a navigational system, it takes a highly trained mechanic to effectively fix the problems.

For each service we provide, we only use genuine BMW parts, helping to guarantee a high level of quality and performance.

If you have any questions about our services and repairs, please feel free to give us a call at 617-489-0291. We look forward to helping you with your next BMW repair!

Replacing M5 Engine & Transmission

M5 S62 engine removedBoston Motor Werks has another S62 Engine & Transmission on our work bench. This time it’s getting cleaned up heads, a clutch, flywheel, and some standard maintenance hoses, sensors, and seals. Follow through our pics as we take you step by step through dis-assembly to timing the S62 engine.