The three bucket washing process
Pick a place in the shade to wash your car. Before you get started make sure that the surface temp is not too high a good rule of thumb is if can touch the car comfortably you can proceed.
You take three 5 gallon buckets with three grit guards.
Fill two of the buckets with cool plain water and the third one, add your favorite car wash shampoo while you are filling it with cool water. Avoid using hot or warm water it softens the wax or... 12 Comments
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... 4 Comments
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... 11 Comments
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.
2. Tools/equipment... 11 Comments
This document describes replacing the Air Oil Separator(AOS) for a 987.2
The design of the part that attaches to the motor casing is slightly different that other Porsche AOS.
There are two round stubs that have o-rings on them, so no more hose clamps.
Otherwise, it seems very similar to previous AOS designs.
Two bolts on the AOS, E10 torque 13Nm(9.5 ftlb.)
Here are the steps to replace the AOS:
1) Remove the top access hatch. 20 Comments
My new-to-me 2009 987.2 has 40,000 miles and it is time to change the spark plugs. Although there is no problem, IMO it is wise to change plugs to prevent them from galling to the cylinder head. I offer this little guide as there doesn't seem to be any 987.2 plug change instructions on the site. Mine is a base 2.9 liter but the S models will be very much the same.
Tools you will need include a 10mm socket, a 10mm ET socket (external torx), an assortment of torx wrenches, and a spark plug... 8 Comments