The M96/M97 Engine failures are well known in the Porsche community. Here at Nine Excellence we have been fitting the LN Engineering Bearing solution for many years now without one subsequent failure. This affects all M96 engines and the early M97 engines.
The logical time to replace the bearing is when your clutch is being done in conjunction with a leaking Rear Main Seal (RMS) or leaking Intermediate Main Seal (IMS). It significantly reduces the cost since the gearbox has been removed already. For those with tiptronic transmission, please contact us as depending on model, the engine needs to come down to do this.
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