KS-CS 11-10-2011 10:10 PM
This Article discusses two accessories geared towards those who regularly track their Caymans.
NOTE: Porsche officially recommends jacking up the Cayman only at the specified lift points on the chassis; refer to Gator Bite's Tip of the Week: Lifting the Cayman
Porsche's recommendation or warning notwithstanding, many of us who track our cars desire an easier way to jack up the car for swapping tires, servicing brakes, etc. Individuals and teams that race Caymans have...
babbo 09-02-2010 11:42 AM
Here’s my take on carrying a spare and transporting a flat in a Cayman (I'd previously posted a version of this article at www.planet-9.com). I started with the complete spare kit sold by Sunset in Oregon, Suncoast in Florida and other Porsche dealers:
996 362 020 04 Vredestein Inflatable Spare Tire & Wheel
996 722 101 00 Foam Wheel Insert to hold Jack
996 721 211 00 Scissors Jack with Handle
987 722 061 00 Cover for Spare with plastic Backing Disc & Straps
MOUNTING A SPARE
Rob VN 06-05-2011 07:07 PM
I installed the OEM fire extinguisher bracket in my 2007 Cayman recently. Here are the parts involved . Here is item 9, the bracket You will also have to buy some metric hardware: items 14 & 15 require a total of four M5-.80 X 16 bolts, lock washers and nuts; items 9, 10, 11 & 12 require three socket head M6-1.00 X 20 bolts and lockwashers. To start this caper you need to disconnect the battery, cover the sill plate with a towel and remove the driver's seat. Once the seat is out the three seat...
Rod 02-13-2010 06:06 PM
Since I DE my car a lot (6 track days last year, planning 8 track days this year) 2010 is to be the year I will bleed brakes before each event. I stand today 20 days from my first event of the season at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds AL (where PSDS is held) so today was bleed brakes day. Over Christmas I had changed out the pads since they would not have passed the 3/16" minimum by the event date. While I was at it, I bought a liter of factory brake fluid (factory pads, factory fluid I'm just...
Gator Bite 01-19-2015 11:14 AM
Our Caymans are equipped with a Dual Mass Flywheel which does a really good job of eliminating gear chatter and providing us with silky smooth clutch engagements. But DMFs can and do fail. When they do they can create very strange sounds and/or vibrations in our cars. If you suspect a bad flywheel in your car, or if you happen to have the transmission out for some other reason like I did, make sure you test your flywheel as shown below.
1Needed Specialty Tools
Boiler Inspector 08-02-2015 11:00 AM
This article shows you how to remove the front bumper cover. Why might you need to remove the front bumper cover? Several reasons come to mind, such as installation of third center mounted radiator, getting your front bumper repainted, or the reason for this article, cleaning out the debris from the radiators as a matter of routine maintenance.
Here are the tools necessary for this evolution:
1/4" drive ratchet
T-30 socket & ratchet or L-shaped wrench
T-25 socket & ratchet or L-shaped...
ApexL8 03-02-2010 12:00 PM
There is an engine cover behind my seats? Some people don't know this, now you do! I call it the front engine cover, Porsche calls it the "rear wall cover", I think we're both right.
Replace Accessory Drive Belt - Scheduled Maintenance Item
Underdrive Pulley Installation
KS-CS 01-31-2015 07:59 PM
I was getting something out of my front trunk (frunk) a couple of weeks ago, when the hood fell on its own hitting me in the head. No damage done, but I realized that it must be time to replace the gas struts. I'm not sure when they started losing their pressure, but after I installed the new ones I immediately noticed that they spontaneously raise the hood from about 60% to full open by themselves - I don't think mine had done that for some time, so if yours aren't doing it either, it's...
adsalmon 02-07-2015 02:45 PM
This was a DIY I did a couple of years ago. Still holding strong. Shared on the "other" website years ago.
-1 piece of Pink Board Backing. Home Depot $8 to $10 bucks... They can cut it up on site to fit in your car...
-1 yard or so of Black (or your choice) felt fabric... Might cost you $5 bucks a yard.
-Some electrical wire.. Likely have this laying around...
Cut the Pink Board to the shape of the "trunk/frunk area". I used some wrapping paper to lay across the opening of the...
timbucthree 07-07-2013 05:24 PM
The fuel gauge in my 07 Cayman S has always behaved a little strangely. Recently, after filling the tank, the gauge in the dash showed empty (needle bottomed out) and a low fuel warning message was displayed; this even though the tank was 100% full. In the past I had noticed that the fuel gauge needle would take a very long time, sometimes overnight, to respond to totally (or partially) filling the fuel tank. This time however after driving the car back and forth to work for a number of days;...
Rob VN 01-17-2015 11:22 AM
Most of these photos were created and annotated by adsalmon as he trouble shoots a delayed cold start problem on his 2006 Cayman S. Very handy reference.
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