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...
KS-CS 08-31-2013 11:24 PM
I still love my 2006 CS with Tiptronic, but over the last couple of years, I have thought that the 987.1 style Tiptronic steering wheel with the triangular airbag, was starting to look a bit dated. I have also long wished that the car came with a traditional paddle-shift steering wheel, rather than the older style Tip buttons.
I was aware that some 1st generation Tip owners had successfully swapped their old style steering wheels, for the sport wheel with paddles, however, the cost of...
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...
KS-CS 11-10-2011 06:56 PM
In Part 1, I covered some of the basic functions that can be performed using the Enthusiast version of the Durametric cable. In this tutorial, I will discuss some of the more advanced uses of the cable, including some Coding functions for those who purchase or borrow the Professional cable.
NOTE: Some some of these functions, particularly Activations and Coding could result in damage to your vehicle, as well as disabling some of the normal safety functions of your car. You undertake these...
KS-CS 11-07-2011 02:48 PM
Durametric is a small company which produces a Porsche diagnostic tool for use by independent service shops or individual enthusiasts, and is as close as one can come to owning the equivalent of the PIWIS system that dealer service departments use, for thousands of dollars less. Unfortunately, Durametric provides very little in the way of documentation or tutorials in the use of their tool, which is part of the reason I have decided to write this primer. Some of the...
KS-CS 05-26-2010 04:17 PM
Thanks to our wonderful Porsche engineers, gone are the days that the first inkling that you have a problem with your brake lights, is when you get pulled over by a cop to let you know that a light is out, and possibly even write you a fix-it ticket (let's face it, none of us enjoys getting pulled over, even for a minor infraction like that).
So, I was pleasantly surprised when my car informed me that I had a problem with right brake light a couple of days ago. I figured that this...
KS-CS 03-13-2010 01:54 PM
I was bitten by the track bug at my very first DE experience, and have become something of a track junkie, needing my monthly fix at the track. As I have gotten faster, I have felt the need to add track seats and harnesses in order to hold me in place better. Without getting into the whole debate about the pros/cons of track seats and harnesses, with or without a rollbar, I decided that if I personally was going that route, I wanted some additional rollover protection.
At the time of this...
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...
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...