Changing the oil and filter on a Cayman is actually very easy, but slightly different than other oil changes you may have performed. There are a few specialty tools I would recommend you obtain before tackling this maintenance task. With a couple of tips and traps in mind even the most novice mechanic can handle this job.
Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueDrain Plug18mm Aluminum Drain Plug8mm Hex Driver37 ft.lb.Oil FilterPlastic Filter Housing74mm Oil... 168 Comments
First, you should read the article Replacing Engine Oil and Filter written by Gator Bite. The directions and photos in that article will be invaluable for changing oil and filter on your Gen 2 Cayman as there are only a few differences.
Second, although I have changed quite a bit, this article is adapted from an article by Helo Driver.
If you have changed oil and filter on your Chevrolet or Ford, you should be able to change them on your Cayman. I might, however, caution that your... 38 Comments
Changing the oil and filter on a GT-4 is not rocket science. This procedure is a little different and a little more difficult on the GT-4 than it is on other Caymans. There are a few specialty tools I would recommend you obtain before tackling this maintenance task. With a few tips and tricks in mind, even an amateur mechanic can handle this job.
Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueDrain Plug18mm Aluminum Drain Plug8mm Hex Driver37 ft.lb.Oil FilterPlastic... 25 Comments
This article describes the installation of an external air to oil cooler on my 2007 Cayman 2.7L. The cooler is mounted on the left side of the trans axle with air from under the car fed to the cooler. I want to keep my engine oil temperature as close to 200 degrees as possible during hard driving on the track in sunny FL and gain some additional oil pressure promised by the deletion of the stock oil cooler. The major elements of this install are a Setrab single fan pack & mounting kit, 180... 3 Comments
https://caymanregister.org/picture.php?albumid=402&pictureid=5112As a long time sports car guy, I've always missed having an oil pressure gauge in my Cayman. I think I just got used to seeing how temperature, oil life and engine condition can effect oil pressure. To this day, it's something I still look for. So I've finally broken down and delved into another Cayman project. I've decided to install an Oil Pressure Gauge in my Cayman S. After a lot of research, I chose the AutoMeter 4953 2 /16... 110 Comments
This article describes how to replace the Cayman/Boxster stock oil pressure alarm switch with the dual purpose oil pressure alarm switch and oil pressure gauge transducer used in the Porsche 996 cars. The oil pressure transducer output can then be connected to a standard VDO oil pressure gauge or used to monitor oil pressure via a track data acquisition system (such as the Traqmate) or trigger an alarm using an external circuit to detect the desired alarm pressure level.
Many Cayman owners... 4 Comments
I've been having an intermittent Check Engine light, and during my last visit to the dealer, Jim Ellis in Atlanta (no affiliation), reading the fault codes seemed to indicate one bad Oxygen Sensor, Bank 1 (right side), pre-cat.
The Oxygen Sensor, also known as the O2 Sensor, or Lambda Sensor does just what you might guess, measure oxygen in the exhaust gases. Voltage created by the sensor is proportional to how much oxygen is present, and the computer (DME) uses this signal along with other... 39 Comments