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Arne 04-10-2022 07:26 PM
I recently added aftermarket grill screens to the front bumper and side intakes on my 2018 Cayman. I bought the whole set from The Radiator Grill Store (frequent Panorama advertiser, look for the PCA discount code in the magazine ads). These are definitely a DIY project, but there are a couple of things I found that were not documented in the instructions.
The fronts are the easy ones, and the instructions on the website (downloadable PDF) are reasonably accurate. No removal of anything...
reiver 12-01-2021 08:03 PM
Changing the plugs was really very easy in my manual 718 and can't imagine it'd be any more dif in a PDK. With the wheels off and the car on stands everything is right there in front of you. Here is the drivers side and all one does in unscrew the plug boot/coil units (the screw is captive and stays with the unit) and pull it out of the way. The access to the plug requires a 12 point magnetic plug socket w/ universal joint.
The 14 mm mag plug (thin) is available here...
OldGoat5 03-03-2021 09:36 AM
I couldn't find the 981 PDLS Bi-Xenon bulb change video of my dreams, so I filmed it myself.
jetstreamer 12-30-2020 09:33 PM
I still don't quite understand how it works, but here are the innards:hmm:
Although the AOS looked OK to me (except the torn membrane), the Plenum was pretty nasty:(
rogo 08-08-2020 05:31 PM
My 2014 Cayman S (36,000 miles) recently showed an error message indicating the dynamic transmission mounts had an issue. The dynamic transmission mounts come with the Sport Chrono option and tighten things up when the Sport Plus button is pressed. The error message was yellow and said it was safe to drive. I searched for documentation on the repair and couldnít find much, so I am attempting to detail what I did. I did not consult a repair manual, so there may be a better way to do this, but...
pkaia524 07-01-2020 08:38 PM
Having watched a few YouTube videos on this repair, I fixed both door panels on my 2014 981 in one day. Total working time was around 90 minutes for both panels, not counting drying time.
Since I was dubious about trying this DIY (first time Iíd ever done a DIY on an interior finish panel) I thought I would share a few things I learned.
1. Itís VERY easy. I recommend anyone with a small amount of mechanical skill and an average amount of patience to do this repair.
steved0x 06-19-2018 08:56 AM
I've used several different systems as I like to tinker (this post is mostly a copy/paste from another post I made on another forum, with the exception of this intro) - I have no affiliation with any of these vendors - these are just my experiences with some links added for convenience.
If you already have a really good camera (GoPro) and you want to provide data, and also use the data for driving improvement, I am liking my current combo of AIM Solo DL + camera, and I use the free Dashware...
pcormier 05-19-2018 03:30 PM
The two plastic trim strips under the front hood, are attached to the body with three pieces of velcro. My 8 year old 2010 987.2 trim strips were flapping due to the velcro giving up.
The velcro was done sticking to stuff...
I spent some time researching high-temp automotive grade velcro. This is mainly why I'm posting this, as well as some advice after replacing it myself.
I ordered the velcro from Amazon, here is a link that will certainly expire.
... and the details that...
His987CS 04-27-2018 06:42 AM
This Article provides a guide on how to rebuild the brake calipers of a Cayman S (987.1S). The instructions in this article can apply to other Porsche models that use Brembo alloy monoblock painted brake calipers as well. The only variations will be in the size and number of pistons, seals, and dustboots. Otherwise the instructions presented here should be very similar. This guide should not be used for Ceramic Brakes.
Brakes are a critical system on any vehicle. On a performance...
His987CS 04-17-2018 07:48 AM
The flexible brake lines that connect the calipers to the brake line hydraulic system are subject to wear and should be replaced periodically. This article provides a guide on how to replace the brake lines on a Cayman. In this article I replace the factory brake lines on my Cayman with new Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines.
Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines are a relatively inexpensive way to improve the feel of your Cayman's brakes.
The intent of braided stainless steel brake lines...
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