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Gator Bite 01-14-2015 08:31 AM
Changing the transmission oil in a Cayman will keep its transmission shifting nicely and will prolong its life. Porsche recommends replacing the transmission oil at 108,000 miles or at 12 years of age, and I think it goes without saying that tracked cars should see a fluid replacement sooner than recommended. The transmission doesn't have a filtration system, so this is an area where clean oil can go a long way. Check out this discussion to learn why regular gear oil changes are a good idea,...
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Gator Bite 12-04-2014 08:10 AM
The IMS seems to be a real pain in the neck for us Porsche owners. Fortunately us Cayman owners are not very likely to experience an IMS bearing failure, but I have seen a number of members (including myself) develop a leak around the IMS cover. The seal is inexpensive, but the labor to reach it is significant and many specialty tools are required. I suspect that there are only a handful of members here who might attempt this repair themselves, but I thought it would be good to document...
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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...
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Gator Bite 11-26-2014 11:30 AM
If you had told me back in 2007, when I took delivery of my Cayman S, that I'd some day be taking the transmission out of it I'd probably think you were crazy. I broke a lot of transmissions when I was a kid, but I've learned to respect my transmissions since then. As fate would have it, my car developed an oil leak that necessitated the removal of mine. Removing the transmission from one of these cars isn't as hard as you'd expect by I wouldn't call it easy either. There are a couple of...
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Gator Bite 10-06-2014 09:55 AM
It seems one of the more common failures we see in our Cayman cars are the horns. I know I've had one horn failure in my 2007 and recently Retired Teach had his third horn failure in his 2008. Changing the horns is a relatively easy job, but it does require the removal of the front bumper cover, which makes it a lot less easy and means that you can count on a pretty expensive repair bill if you take your car to the dealership. Gonzo and I offered to help Retired Teach swap out his horns,...
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Gator Bite 12-28-2012 11:11 AM
Car batteries have a limited life span and will someday need to be replaced in every Cayman. There are many points to consider when choosing a replacement battery and when considering whether or not you'd like to change it yourself. You may want to search our forums for discussions about batteries before you decide on a battery and/or start your replacement. The battery replacement procedure for a Cayman is not much different than that used in other cars, but different enough that I think...
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Gator Bite 03-26-2012 10:08 AM
Changing a battery or suffering a dead battery is something that all of us will experience at one point or another. Our Caymans are very sophisticated. They contain many computerized control modules that may/can/will be effected by loss of battery voltage. This technical article will present the many instructions that Porsche recommends to their mechanics after loss and replacement of battery power. 1 Control Unit Memory Values and faults stored in the control units can be lost if the...
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Gator Bite 09-24-2011 05:13 PM
Wheel Alignment Values© Copyright 2011, Michael SouzaPCA Cayman RegisterBoxster/Cayman(Standard)PASM ModelsBoxster SpyderCayman R(Performance)Front Axle ValuesToe - Uncompressed Total+5' ± 5'+5' ± 5'+5' ± 5'Toe difference at 20° lock-1° 40' ± 30'-1° 50' ± 30'-1° 50' ± 30'Camber (w/wheels straight)-10' ± 15'-15' ± 15'-45' ± 15'max. difference, left to right20'20'20'Caster8° + 30'/-45'8° + 30'/-45'8° + 30'/-45'max. difference, left to right40'40'40'Rear Axle ValuesToe per wheel+5' ± 5'+5' ± 5'+5'...
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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
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Gator Bite 05-17-2011 06:03 PM
Removing the Tail Lights 1). Remove the Tail Light Cover by rotating the locking pin 1/4 turn and pulling the Cover off. 2). Remove the electrical plug from the tail light by squeezing the release tabs and pulling the plug out of the tail light.
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