Gator Bite 02-15-2010 10:19 AM
I hadn't even owned my Porsche for one year and I was learning first hand why everyone uses the term 'Slippery Slope' when they're talk about vehicle modifications. Just four months earlier I had installed a Borla catback exhaust system. Following that project I received a tidal wave of exhaust questions from forum members, but I didn't feel qualified to answer them based on my experience with just one system. I didn't have much to compare to. There was also something inside me that was craving...
ApexL8 03-03-2010 01:17 PM
The Good News: There's only one belt, and it is easy to change.
The Bad News: The belt isn't that easy to get to.
The belt is a scheduled maintenance item.
Temporary removal for maintenance or underdrive pulley installation
Roadside Repair :(
ApexL8 07-25-2014 12:15 PM
This article is a quick look at how to remove the accessory drive belt on a 987.2 or 981 Cayman, 9A1 DFI, since it is slightly different from the earlier M97 engine configuration.
Cayman Register Forums > Articles > Maintenance & Repair > Accessory Drive Belt Remove/Install
...for a full description of the procedure on a 987.1 (MY 2006-2008). Theory, warnings, etc. carry over to the later models.
4WARNING: Mark the direction the belt travels if you plan on reinstalling...
DaveD 06-07-2011 05:43 PM
I recently installed an accusump on my ’06 Cayman S and I thought it might be helpful to post some info about it. This is not intended to be a step by step how-to, but more of an overview of what I did to help folks understand what is required for the install. Also, please note that I am NOT an expert at accusump installation. This is the only one I have ever installed, and while I tried to carefully follow instructions, I may have made some mistakes. However, I have done a few track days with...
His987CS 04-11-2018 01:01 PM
As many of you know, 987.1 Caymans came with no front or rear brake caliper/rotor cooling ducts. This can be problematic for cars that spend a lot of time on the track. Cooling of the front calipers and rotors can be handled in a very straight forward manner by using 997 GT3 front cooling ducts. The 997 GT3 front cooling ducts are inexpensive and are a drop-in part for the 987.1.
The rear cooling duct is a little more complicated, but not too much more. Also, although there are other ways...
Rob VN 07-31-2011 04:28 PM
A third radiator provides extra cooling margin for those of us operating in warmer climates. This thread show a few photos of a third radiator installation into a 2007 Cayman 2.7L. YMMV. I purchased the third radiator kit from Suncoast. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the car was set up to accommodate the third radiator installation. Here is the kit:
Bill Lehman 03-09-2014 02:34 PM
I purchased the Aerokit Front Splitters (2006 - 2008 987.1) from Suncoast to complement the Getty R/S rear wing that I had installed earlier. I received the LH and RH splitter, 6 expansion rivets, and an adhesive kit.
No instructions were included but I contacted Suncoast and they emailed a PDF file of the Tequipment Aerokit Installations Instructions. This 19 page document primarily covers the installation of the rear wing but pages 17 & 18 cover the front splitters. The splitters...
Jim987 09-24-2016 09:01 AM
This article documents my installation of a complete data logging system in my Cayman S. I have chosen the AiM system not only because offers integration of ECU data and GPS data and a full software suit to configure and analyse it, but also coupling with their SmartyCam HD you get full integration of that data into a synchronized video without post production. You can watch your video with already integrated data on your laptop computer directly following an ontrack session. Here are the AiM...
ApexL8 03-13-2010 03:43 PM
Replacing the Cayman air cleaner is pretty straightforward, and would be extremely easy except for the fact that the clearances are very tight. Some people refer to the air cleaner as an air filter, the engine air filter, etc., I would consider all to be correct.
The air cleaner is a scheduled maintenance item.
Some owners in dusty or dirty environments will decide to replace this item on an accelerated schedule.
Remove Upper Engine Cover (link)
Rob VN 09-12-2015 01:18 PM
The Air Oil Separator (AOS) operates to return oil that was mixed with air from the cam covers and return it to the crankcase. It has two inlet pipes, one from each cam cover and a bottom hose where the oil returns to the crankcase. This articles shows the photos taken to remove the AOS from a 2007 Base Cayman.
Remove the engine cover.
Jack up the car and remove the right rear wheel.
Remove the tie wrap on the wiring harness near the right hand hose connection.
Squeeze the upper...
Rob VN 03-10-2014 01:05 PM
This article describes the installation of three all aluminum radiators made by CSF ( no affiliation ) on my 2007 Cayman 2.7L.
The radiators are welded things of beauty which promise to be more rugged than stock radiators and increase cooling capacity by 8 - 10% due to their design.
There are three part numbers involved:
CSF7047 Left Side Radiator
CSF7048 Right Side Radiator
CSF7049 Center Radiator
Four fresh O rings on the radiator hoses: Two pieces P/N 99610680107 and two pieces...
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:(
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