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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: The American approach to IMSB Reply with quote

So I've been sniffing about Rennlist in between short bursts of actually working today and I've been amazed at the number of 'muricans that love to haul their IMSB out and replace it with either a pelican parts or LN one.

Why? Why is the approach to "fixing" it so different? Didn't see 1 post regarding flipping the cover off.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this needs a move to 996 forum!

Yes the yanks love to yank them out regardless, plenty of Vids on YouTube with people shouting about them being ticking timebombs, it's basically been repeated so many times it's accepted as truth Over there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww crap! Should have put my glasses on.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: The American approach to IMSB Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But interestingly the Muricans seem to worry about bore score a lot less than we Brits.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. Yet I'd imagine there are more cars running in more extreme temperatures at both ends of the scale. I thought they maybe knew something we don't.

There are also a lot of "my indie said it was close to going" type comments.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This still has to be one of my all time favourite horror videos on the internet. I just don't know where to start with what they've done here:

Removing the bigger bearing that doesn't fail
Boring a big hole in you crankcase
Removal of swarf
ect.
etc.
etc.

Engineers look away!!!!!! Surprised


https://vimeo.com/118923581
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^
WTF,!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The repercussions are that a lot of 'Mirkins will now not consider buying a used 996 unless it has had the IMS "fixed"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read a thread where a guy had "done the IMS fix" because it was a "ticking time bomb". The original had only lasted 150k miles.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911munKy wrote:
^^^
WTF,!


Yep, scary watch!.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleP wrote:
There are also a lot of "my indie said it was close to going" type comments.


As he relieves you of $2000, yep real close to popping that one, good thing you came in when you did!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once offered a link to an alternative view from the norm'.

http://986forum.com/forums/performance-technical-chat/64948-ims-fix-post522290.html

A few of the usual suspects on the forum dismissed it within a few posts of the linked thread. A regular poster "Particlewave" was regularly shot down for not towing the LN /Jake Raby line, but his input to the forum far outweighs that of Raby IMO. "JFP in PA" (one of Rabys worshipers and a worksop that fits LN products) is a particular merchant of doom when it comes to the IMSB and the alternative options available when one is considering the options.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
That Raby geezer ..........t.

His twitter pic says it all



Correct.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Americans were such good Engineers Why do we make all their Aerospace parts? Dont know

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
That Raby geezer .........

His twitter pic says it all




He is good at what Americans are famous for, marketing and gun loving.

No way I'd buy anything off this guy.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...the image epitomizes everything that I hate about the Americans; well it would be if he was stood in front of a picture of Trump Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He does appear to be stood in front of a picture of the Whitehouse so that pretty much is a picture of trump.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
If Americans were such good Engineers Why do we make all their Aerospace parts? Dont know

Grin


I notice our septic cousins launched a fantastic all singing all dancing stealth battleship the other day, very futuristic looking bit of death dealing state of the art war machine.....with a couple of nice RR engines pushing it along

Makes you proud
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