Porsche Repair and Service in St. Augustine, FL
If you own a Porsche, chances are you can’t trust just any auto repair shop in the area to take care of your sports car. Here at Velocity Motorwerks in St. Augustine, FL, we are the trusted European car repair specialists in the area and are passionate about Porsche vehicles. Our ASE, WTI and manufacturer certified technicians work on all makes and models of Porsche and will be happy to help with any repair or service that your vehicle may need.
All Models Covered
From the 911, Cayenne, Panamera, Cayman, Boxster and yes even the Taycan we have you covered. Our technicians are constantly attending training to stay up to date on all of the new technology Porsche releases.
The first step to Porsche ownership is finding “The One”. We can help ensure you are making a good purchase by performing a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection tailored specifically to your model. Each report comes with a detailed inspection with photos, measurements, vehicle scan along with over rev reports and thorough drivetrain inspection so you can purchase with confidence.
Once purchased we can help you maintain your Porsche so that it performs consistently like the day it was built. Our technicians are fully trained to handle the most complex issues and repairs which will get you back in the driver seat quicker. From IMS bearing upgrades to AOS replacement we have you covered!
We Back Our Work With An Industry Leading Warranty
We stand behind the quality of our Porsche repairs with a lifetime warranty, which you won’t find anywhere else. We also strive to make your auto repair visit as convenient and seamless as possible. We do so by offering towing services, Uber rides, and much more. You’ll experience the difference when you bring your Porsche into Velocity Motorwerks.
We use only authorized Porsche parts in all of our repairs. This guarantees quality, fitment and functionality are as intended and the integrity of your Porsche is not compromised.
Our Porsche repair shop is the true dealership alternative in the area. You don’t need to bring your Porsche into the dealer to receive excellent service - we offer quality repairs that you can trust, and at a much more affordable rate. We are committed to building lifelong relationships with our customers and providing the highest level of service. Our shop also equips the latest, factory level Porsche diagnostic equipment and tools to ensure perfection every time.
For quality Porsche repairs that you can trust, bring your vehicle into Velocity Motorwerks in St. Augustine, FL.
M97 IMS BEARING DIRECTIVE
So you did extensive research on the Porsche IMS bearing failures and felt that you were safe to buy a 2005-2008 MY Porsche with the M97 equipped larger diameter IMS bearing.
Yes, you were mostly correct, the larger diameter M97 IMS bearing is a much better choice, but it is not totally immune to failure.
The M97 IMS bearing has proven itself to be quite reliable, but with a little care it can be a non-issue altogether.
Here is a small list of easy to perform items that can decrease your IMS worrying to almost zero:
- Change the engine oil and filter every 3k miles or 6 months, even though you are running synthetic lubricants.
- Utilize a boutique type of synthetic engine lubricant that has elevated levels of ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate) additives with a minimum of 1250 PPM.*
- Cut the engine oil filter open and inspect it for any metal (ferrous and nonferrous), plastic (brown or black) and/or rubber (black) debris at every engine oil change.
- Have an engine oil analysis performed at every oil service, we recommend the Tribologist Lake Speed at SPEEDiagnostix. Once will not suffice, you must have a cluster of data, to monitor the trend of your engine wear.
- Replace the engine oil filter housing at every engine oil service. You can buy the filter housing with filter element together, at a small increased price.
- Install an LN Engineering magnetic engine oil drain plug.
- Install an LN Engineering spin-on oil filter which has improved filtration capability and bypass valve. Not all models possible.
- When you start your Porsche, take off immediately, but keep the load request at a minimum, i.e. half throttle and under 3,000RPM until the engine reaches operating temperature. CAVEATE: only if the ambient temperature is 30°f or higher. If your ambient temperature is below 30°f, let your engine idle for at least 5 minutes before starting off. If your ambient temperature is below 10°f, I would not recommend starting/driving your Porsche.
- Whenever the engine is started, drive the car for at least 20 minutes. This will ensure that you are burning all the moisture out of your engine oil.
- When the engine is at full operating temperature, drive with the RPMs elevated, and if possible accelerate to/or near engine redline one or more times per driving cycle under full throttle. Only upshift when above 3,000 RPM.
- As soon as you possibly can, remove the gearbox, flywheel, IMS bearing flange and then remove the M97 IMS bearing seal. This is the single most important item you can perform; it will allow the engine oil to EHL (elastrohydrodynamic) lubricate the IMS bearing sufficiently.
*If your concern with ZDDP is catalytic converter degradation, you must first understand that if your engine isn’t burning the engine oil at an elevated rate, you will not have elevated amounts of ZDDP in your exhaust to contaminate your catalytic converter. PLUS might I add that I would rather replace the catalytic converter at 125k-150k miles than an engine at ~40k miles.
Source: Tony Callas , Callas Rennsport