Come and see the 2020 Taycan!

TECHNICAL Introduction of the 2020 Taycan Turbo and Completion of the White Swan Project Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12 – 3 p.m. Paul Miller Porsche Service Department 3419 US 46 East Parsippany, NJ Map In this workshop we will take a look under the skin of the new 2020 Taycan Turbo. How does the charging work, […]

Electric Cars

  Introduction of the 2020 Taycan Turbo and Completion of the White Swan Project Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12 – 3 p.m. Paul Miller Porsche Service Department 3419 US 46 East Parsippany, NJ Map In this workshop we will take a look under the skin of the new 2020 Taycan Turbo. How does the charging work, […]

NNJR TECHNICAL SEMINAR – 911 GT3

TECHNICAL SEMINAR – 911 GT3 R Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Precision Motorsports Racing Long Valley, NJ Come join us for an up-close presentation of Porsche Motorsports 911 GT3 R. PMR is very fortunate to be able to field and support this truly remarkable race car. The 911 GT3 R is […]

How to Make Your Modern Porsche Survive a Driver Ed Event

By James Coleman and Knute Hancock The Technical Committee conducted a very successful Surviving Driver Ed workshop at Aspen Autosport on March 24.  We at NNJR truly appreciate the effort and preparation made by Matt Muller and his Aspen Autosports Team.  After coffee and refreshments provided by Shannon Muller (aka, the Boss), Matt started the meeting […]

Up on the Lift – Flemington Porsche

UP  ON  THE  LIFT To all  Porsche lovers, it is time to check the health of your Porsche.  April 21st  at Flemington Porsche in Flemington, from 10 AM to 12 PM, the Tech Committee will hold its 3rd annual  “Drive-Thru Porsche Service”  workshop.  This workshop is open to all members. However, it is especially targeted at those members who do […]

9A1 Engine

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP By Jay Coates PORSCHE 9A1 ENGINE This article is intended to provide a brief, technical description of the Porsche 9a1 engine. Its design is robust and advanced. Main Differences from Predecessor M96 & M97 One of the main differences from the predecessors M96 & M97 is that the 9a1 engine has no IMS […]

HEART SURGERY

By Grant Lenahan Of course it’s heart surgery. That’s why we had a cardiologist on the team. Also, being a curious sort, he wanted to understand better what made these Boxster beasts tick. And so, under the watchful expert guidance of Gene Kirschner and Ken Smith of Autohaus (Peapack, NJ), we undertook pulling the motor […]

Gearbox Tech

On November 8 Will DiGiovanni hosted an excellent and information packed tech at his race shop in Long Valley NJ, focusing on transmissions and in fact the entire drive train aft of the motor. Thanks Will for hosting and spending so much of your Saturday afternoon with us, when, imagine, you could have been raking […]

Straight Talk about the IMS Bearing in the M-96 and M-97 Engine

Those 3 letters stand for something big – Intermediate Shaft (IMS). There has been much talk and information about it on the internet, some of it actually true, most just stories by people who have had a bad experience. Here are the nuts and bolts of it.

Porsche is no stranger to the IMS. Porsche has been using an IMS for along time. The 547 Carrera engine had one, in fact every 911 ever built has one. In the early engines, the IMS is known as a “layshaft” and does not present issues, even though it had the exact same job as the current IMS in regard to driving the camshafts. The problem is not the IMS but the IMSB (Intermediate Shaft Bearing) in the M96 and M97 engines.