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It's has reached 100k.....the car has only 2 owners and it's a black beauty. Car Fax is clean. My only concern is the automatic tranny....has it reached it's life. Can anyone chime in on the reliability of the older automatics ?

The other huge issue is the IMS...this article seems to indicate the starting with the model year 2000, Porsche started to use single row bearings instead of dual row.https://www.oregonpca.org/wp-content.../ORPCA-IMS.pdf
How could I find out which set-up this car has ?
Could a Porsche dealer look that up based on the VIN ?
 

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Unlikely the transmission has reached any sort of end-of-life. It may require service, however.

I have the same question as you wrt the IMS, but my belief is that can only be verified through inspection ☹To make matters worse, my engine was replace after 4 years (under warranty), so it's hard to say when it was originally built.


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Great stuff Guys....
I'll call the dealer tomorrow to xref the VIN to get the serial #.

Kmaneh - Why did your engine fail ? Was it the IMS bearing failure ?
 

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Never failed. I complained about a minor oil leak (not RMS), and they replaced it. <shrug>


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