Porsche’s failings with the intermediate shaft bearing in the M96 and early M97 motors is well documented. The bearing used from the factory was either a single or double row steel ball bearing. This bearing was sealed, and when it became contaminated with dirty engine oil, could fail. When the bearing fails, catastrophic engnie failure almost always follows. Luckily, there is a solution to the problematic factory bearing. LN Engineering has devoloped an upgraded bearing. This bearing addresses all of the weak points of the factory bearing, and has a 0% failure rate. Here are Poudre Sports Car, we have installed dozens of these upgraded bearings. It is a one day job that will provide you with the peace of mind that you are driving a car that you will be able to enjoy for as long as you want to. Please contact us and speak to one of our qualified technicians to get an exact quote for your vehicle.


The concern of a failed IMS has scared many people away from the 996/997 cars. Let us give you the comfort of knowing your car will last as long as possible.