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Gator Bite 09-12-2010 09:25 PM
Replacing the Cabin Air Filter (also referred to as the Pollen Filter) is possibly the easiest maintenance task to perform on a Cayman. I'll demonstrate this task on my 2007 Cayman S. There are aftermarket filters available, but I like to use OE parts for my Porsche. The part number of the factory Porsche filter is 997.571.229.01. It's available at any Porsche parts department. I usually keep one on hand. Once you've obtained an OE filter or suitable replacement, you're ready to...
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Rob VN 04-17-2013 06:11 PM
This article describes the installation of a CAE Ultra Shifter, Model number 10013ST into my 2007 Cayman 2.7L with 5 speed. This is a hard core shifter that does not retain the stock shifter look like the Numeric short shifter and others. The reverse lockout feature is inoperable with the 5 speed but works with the 6 speed trans axle. A link to the manufacturer product website is here http://www.shop.cae-racing.de/index.php?a=25&lang=eng The CAE unit is made in Germany and was obtained from...
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Gator Bite 05-08-2011 02:59 AM
Removing the Cargo Bar and Trim 1. Slide the Cargo Bar caps up the Cargo Bar 2. Remove the two 8mm 12 point bolts and Cargo Bar
Arctic 01-06-2010 11:12 PM
Caring for Microfiber Towels Don’t Mix With Laundry Do not mix the load with your usual laundry. Instead, make a laundry load comprised only of microfiber products. Remember that cotton and microfiber are not the same. Don’t Use Bleach or Fabric Softeners If you want to wash your microfiber towels in the washing machine, use only a mild detergent that does not contain bleach. Fabric softeners and bleach will both eliminate the static charges that make your microfiber so...
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Gator Bite 03-24-2010 08:22 PM
OK guys, this isn't rocket science, but if you've never applied one of these this may help you get a really great look from your Cayman Register Window Decal. Yup, that's right. We've got our own window decal. It's the same diameter as the other PCA window decals so you can have one on each side of your car, a balanced set. A decal will be sent to every new member using the mailing address provided during registration. If you're reading this, then you've done all you need to do to get one....
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Bill Lehman 02-01-2014 10:55 AM
The Cayman, as delivered from the factory, is one of the world's best handling sports cars but, like all road cars, has had some compromises in its suspension. When Porsche introduced models with enhanced performance such as the Cayman R and Boxster Spyder, suspension modifications were part of the package. Lower ride heights and higher anti-roll bar and spring rates were used in these models. The new X73 Sport Suspension option now available on 981 models includes those same changes. This...
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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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lithium1330 06-28-2012 09:16 PM
987.1 Center console removal/Shifter Install DIY Guide Desertdrew wrote a detailed article on the schnell short shift install - great guidance. Though, there were a couple of steps that could be eliminated (keep knob/boot in 1 piece & remove console by undoing just 1 electrical plug) to simplify the process. Note some of the pictures are rotated the wrong way - I couldn't fix them. However, you can download the PDF (pictures right-side up) here: https://www.box.com/s/25aa98e5bdceda3589c0...
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Gator Bite 01-19-2015 09:43 PM
A clutch is a wear item so it's only a matter of time before we each need to replace one. I replaced mine at 80,000 miles because I was in there to replace a leaking IMS cover seal. As it turned out, my original clutch was still in excellent condition. But there's nothing like the bite of a new clutch, and my leak repair required removal of the clutch, so replacement required nothing more than ordering parts. Because there is so much labor involved, it would have been senseless for me not to...
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Gator Bite 02-03-2015 03:50 PM
A clutch slave cylinder should last a long time. But there have been incidents of slave cylinders leaking in Caymans, which can leave your clutch pedal on the floor. There was a Workshop Campaign (W802) back in 2008 to replace more than 1,200 bad slave cylinders that made their ways into cars (987s and 997s). Should you find yourself in need of a new slave cylinder, this article should be of great help to you. 1Torque Values Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueClutch...
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greenfrog 08-28-2015 10:55 PM
The greenfrog (Cayman R) is hitting 222F (coolant) and 252F (oil) at VIR on a 90F+ day, so it's time to add some more cooling. The center radiator installation is well documented and straight forward. Flushing the whole cooling system is much messy and requires special tool (UView Airlift 550000) to refill. In addition there are some differences between 987.1 and 987.2 water pumps. Here are some of the articles and forum threads I researched: ...
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ApexL8 12-04-2011 04:52 PM
I put a diagram together for engine cylinder and bank numbering because I always forget. This should come up in future searches. Thank you to Greywolf for the original picture. Firing Order is 1 - 6 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 5. Chuck
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