Machog 12-13-2013 11:20 AM
When I was cleaning my new to me car, noticed there was a significant 'ding' in the drivers side radiator.
Saw on another forum how someone had done a great job with metal gutter guard, to protect the radiator. But to do that, you had to pull the headlight assembly apart and it was a more permanent fix. Every time I step out of my pay grade, I end up doing more harm than good. Decided that the Home Depot plastic guard would work, $1.72 on clearance!
Made a rough template out of thin card...
Gator Bite 05-17-2011 06:47 PM
Removing the Rear Bumper Apron
Warning: This procedure is best performed with two people. Removing the apron is not difficult, but it does require some bending and pulling on the apron. Attempting to do this alone may result in damage to the painted surfaces.
1). Remove the Rear Spoiler
2). Lower the Rear Spoiler Actuators
3).Remove the Tail Lights
Flybot 07-15-2012 10:27 AM
I decided to make my own grill mesh to fill in the gaping holes in the rear bumper of my 2012 Cayman R.
This is a very simple DIY and I did it in a few hours and for about $50. I think it turned out great.
First, after much google searching and getting real smart on what kind of different mesh materials are available such as perforated, woven, or expanded, plastic, aluminum, steel, brass, etc, I came across the perfect material that I think looks much more finished than the expanded mesh...
KS-CS 03-10-2010 04:24 PM
Removal of the rear interior trim pieces is an unfortunate necessity with a number of modifications, including changing the rear struts, changing stereo speakers, painting the trim pieces, or as in my case, installing a rollbar. This article should help to guide those who are unfamiliar with this process.
Step 1 - Remove engine cover carpet. This is fairly easily accomplished by using a trim removal tool to pry up a front corner of the carpet first. Pull back on the front edge to release...
Gator Bite 01-22-2015 10:58 PM
We've heard a lot of talk about Rear Main Seals leaking in Porsches, but as the Cayman Register advocate I can't say that I've seen many members who've experienced a failure. That's likely because Porsche made a major improvement to the seals in 2005 and all Caymans received that new seal. The RMS in my car didn't leak, but I decided to replace it anyway because I was replacing my IMS cover seal. My car had 80,000 miles on it, I was right there with 95% of the labor already done and the new RMS...
Gator Bite 05-17-2011 03:01 PM
Maybe you want to install a fixed Cayman R spoiler, a Cayman Interseries spoiler, or maybe you need to remove your rear bumper cover. Either way, you'll need to remove the electric spoiler first. Here's how....
1). Raise the rear spoiler by turning on the ignition key and pressing the 'Spoiler' button.
2). Remove all seven T-20 Torx Screws from under the front edge of the spoiler. (I highly recommend a Skew-Driver for this task.)
Gator Bite 11-26-2014 11:49 AM
The rear suspension support plate isn't something that will go bad or need to be replaced. But, that darn thing is right smack in the way of many components in the back of our Caymans. If you want to change your transmission oil, it's is going to need to come out. Luckily it's pretty easy to remove it, but there are specific warnings that you'll want to be aware of. This article will guide you through a safe removal and reinstallation.
1!WARNING!: Removal of these parts can affect your...
Gator Bite 05-07-2011 05:24 PM
The rear trunk interior panels are all soft panels pressed into place like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Removal is easy and requires few tools. There is a particular order in which the panels must be removed and installed.
Removing the Rear Trunk Interior Panels:
1. Remove both Tail Light housing covers by rotating their fastening clips 90 degrees and pulling the covers out.
2. Insert your hand over the back of the trunk side panels. Grip them firmly and pull up and out. The whole...
KS-CS 03-12-2010 10:06 PM
I had an unfortunate little run-in with a curb while driving in the snow this winter, which damaged the plastic trim piece (deflector) which sits in front of the rear wheel, as you can see from the picture below:
To replace it, I ordered a replacement part from Suncoast here: Wheel Arch Trim Replacement for about $24. I figured it would be pretty straightforward replacing it, and for the most part it was. However, I have learned through my modification adventures, that reinstalling...
Gator Bite 04-04-2018 10:24 AM
A question came up in a discussion about testing Relays. Relays seem like magical little boxes of wonder. They often catch the blame for mysterious electrical gremlins because they're operation is a mystery to most auto enthusiasts. But if we really stop to learn what a relay is and how it works, we will learn that they are really quite simple. Understanding and being able to test them can help us cross them off the list when things go wrong. So let's take a lesson on Relays, how they work and...
ebarthelmes 04-29-2017 12:14 PM
I was about to wash down my wheels to remove some brake dust and grime when looking into the wheel well I happen to notice that the rear lateral support arm channels for the rear suspension reinforcement plate were full of gravel. These channels have two ‘U’ shaped groves in the outer edges and obviously are a settling point for dirt and gravel (see attached pictures). So before washing I wanted to get rid of this material so it wouldn’t retain any waterand contribute to corrosion in the...
Gator Bite 06-10-2010 09:05 AM
After missing the accelerator once or twice during heel-toe downshifts, I decided to install a set of pedals in my Cayman S. A friend had suggested the Rennline Aluminum Pedals and Santa Claus brought me a set in 2008. Here's what I received:
Rob VN 03-26-2013 09:59 AM
This article describes the installation of the Rennline adjustable gas pedal Revision 4 into my 2007 Cayman 2.7L. I don't know what revisions 1 - 3 were about. This unit raises the gas pedal with respect to the brake pedal to allow better heel and toe action. The unit consists of a base plate, pedal extensions, a pedal housing ( under the pedal extensions ) and a hinge bracket shown in the following photos. The parts are nicely machined from aluminum.
The installation took about...
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...
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...
Bill Lehman 06-11-2014 03:15 PM
The Cayman and the Boxster share the same chassis. One of the benefits of this is that the Cayman chassis includes the factory mounts used for the Boxster Roll Over Hoops. I believe that using the factory mounts is superior to bolting a roll bar to the floor. The Hergesheimer and new GMG roll bars use the factory mounts. I'm using the Hergesheimer bar but this article will also apply to the GMG bar.
The Hergesheimer roll bar includes an all welded main hoop with a diagonal and harness...
Bill Lehman 08-04-2010 02:38 PM
I installed my RSS harness bar this past weekend. I like the structural design of this bar because its base plates mount directly to the body under the reverse lever using the factory hardware. There is also provision for the long leg of the reverse lever to go through the base plate into the body, adding more shear strength. If you look at the first attached photo, the reverse lever 10 x 25 bolt goes through the slotted hole. The leg of the lever goes through the large round hole. The two...
Rob VN 12-03-2011 09:59 PM
3/16/13 Update: I recently received an email from RSS stating that one should perform regular inspections of the LCAs and that they had sent updated heavy duty LCA ball joint pin rebuild kits (P/N 380) free of charge.
I spoke to Mike Schalke at RSS today and he explained that they were doing this to educate RSS LCA users that they need to inspect and replace wear parts on the LCAs regularly. Apparently a customer used the RSS LCAs in one car for a season and then removed the LCAs and...