This is a very basic procedure, practically not worthy of an article, but it does bear mentioning that you must remove the upper engine cover to access the power steering fluid reservoir. So, even if you are not having any problems, every time your cover comes off go ahead and check your fluid level. Many people use the abbreviation PS for "power steering", which fact may aid you in future searches.
It might have been a nice feature if Porsche had included a little door you could pop open... 15 Comments
Replacing the Cayman air cleaner is pretty straightforward, and would be extremely easy except for the fact that the clearances are very tight. Some people refer to the air cleaner as an air filter, the engine air filter, etc., I would consider all to be correct.
The air cleaner is a scheduled maintenance item.
Some owners in dusty or dirty environments will decide to replace this item on an accelerated schedule.
Remove Upper Engine Cover (link)
Tools- 57 Comments
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... 12 Comments
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... 22 Comments
The Good News: There's only one belt, and it is easy to change.
The Bad News: The belt isn't that easy to get to.
The belt is a scheduled maintenance item.
Temporary removal for maintenance or underdrive pulley installation
Roadside Repair :( 67 Comments
There is an engine cover behind my seats? Some people don't know this, now you do! I call it the front engine cover, Porsche calls it the "rear wall cover", I think we're both right.
Replace Accessory Drive Belt - Scheduled Maintenance Item
Underdrive Pulley Installation 19 Comments
Variously called the Emergency Brake, Handbrake, Parking Brake, sometimes the system wears, or loosens up, so that too much movement of the lever is required for braking.
The parking brake cable cannot be adjusted.
Adjustment is via threaded barrel adjusters inside the rear brake rotors.
Access to the adjuster can be made through a wheel bolt hole.
Brake rotor removal is NOT required.
The brakes should be fully applied if you pull the hand lever 5 clicks.
Installing wheel studs will... 32 Comments
Removing the Exhaust System (Catback)
Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueExhaust Flange NutsM8 Nut (x6) (Replace with Stainless Steel)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.Rear Exhaust to Hanger8mm Bolts and M8 Lock Nuts (x4)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.Exhaust Hanger Clamps8mm Bolts and M8 Lock Nuts (x8)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.
1). Place wheel chocks in front of and behind each front wheel.
2). Jack up both the right and left rear wheels of the car. Use jack stands to ensure... 47 Comments
1). Remove the right side dash trim panel by gently prying outward from the front with a panel tool, then rotating it to the right.
2). Remove the right side front trim piece by prying forward with a suitable panel tool.
3). Remove right side center console cover.
4). Remove the two screws that hold the cup holder assembly in place and remove the cup holder assembly. 12 Comments