Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I want to buy a 2000 Porsche boxster but im scared about the ims going out how can i prevent that?

asked by on

I want to buy a 2000 Porsche boxster but im scared about the ims going out how can i prevent that? I want to buy one because there great cars and are cheap i just dont wanna buy a engine if the ims goes out.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The majority of intermediate shaft failures is caused by debris getting into the bearings. Opinions vary but I’m of the opinion that if you want to prolong the life of that bearing as well as the entire engine, DO NOT follow the extended service/oil change intervals and change the oil every 6 months or 5,000 miles, which ever happens first. Use a good synthetic oil of your preference. Good clean oil will prolong it’s life. Frequent oil changes is pretty much the only thing you can do to keep debris from circulating in your engine for extended amounts of time. If you decide on getting the car, consider YourMechanic when you need to have your oil serviced. A mobile mechanic will be able to do so at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I want to buy a 2000 Porsche boxster but im scared about the ims going out how can i prevent that?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Whining whistling in TBI area

Hello. I believe that you are experiencing a problem with the idle air control valve. It probably has built up some carbon. When the engine warms up it requires less air at idle so this valve closes a little more...

Q: Car shut off during driving

Hello. It sounds like your 2002 Porsche Boxster lost all battery power. This occurs when the alternator fails and causes the battery to die. It is a common issue. The battery must first be checked and then replaced or recharged....

Q: my car wont start

Be sure you added an adequate amount of gasoline to the fuel tank. If the starter motor itself is not functioning (i.e., no engine cranking), then the starter circuit has to be diagnosed. If the starter motor is functioning, but...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.