IMS Bearing Upgrade
The M96 & M97 Engine's Achilles Heel
The M96 and M97 engine failures are well documented, and although not as numerous as forums may lead you to believe, it is still a very real risk to all M96 and early M97 engines. All M96 engined cars sold through RPM have the IMS bearing upgrade.
RPM Technik have been fitting uprated bearings (LN Engineering) since 2010. Although a worthwhile engine preservation modification in its own right, it is a popular upgrade when undertaking a clutch replacement as the clutch assembly has to be removed to replace the IMS bearing.
Increasingly people are choosing to only buy cars that have had IMS bearing upgrades. As a result, cars with the upgrade command a small premium and sell easier than cars without the upgrade.
Prices from £660 +VAT or click here to specify your model.
Further information can be found on the LN Engineering website.