I was inspired to paint some of the interior trim on my Cayman R after seeing a few pics of this factory Porsche Exclusive Peridot Green example.
After searching for as much info as possible on painting interior car plastics I settled on a plan. Sending parts away to a professional is an option, but expensive. Local shops may paint parts cheaply, but I donít think they take the proper time to do it right. I do not claim to be an auto body professional, but I did get... 17 Comments
This article details the installation of the Parking Dynamics parking sensors on the rear bumper. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to see behind a Cayman / Boxster in a parking lot, especially if you have GT2 seats or other track modifications. The Parking Dynamics solution is a very affordable ($150 for the rear plus your labor) hole free way to retrofit parking sensors onto our cars. It does not connect with the PCM or stereo so no warranty voiding or integration issues to deal with.
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I finally fixed the rattle that's been aggravating me for the past several weeks. The fix is really easy (requires no tools at all), and I wasted a lot of time messing around with the passenger-side vent and the cupholder assembly trying to find the source. The rattle comes from where the plastic vent tube leading from the passenger-side vent connects to the ventilation system. The tubes become disconnected, and the vent-side tube rattles against fixtures behind the glovebox.
To get to the... 9 Comments
While installing my Fire Extinguisher mount, I found that the procedure needed on my power seats is somewhat different than that needed for mechanical seats. I thought it would be a good idea to highlight and share the differences.
NOTICE: This guide is ONLY for the driver's side power seat removal. Passenger seat removal & replacement requires recalibrating the Auto Weight Sensor.
I installed the Rennline mount but the specifics on installing this mount will not be discussed since it... 7 Comments
Not long after starting my DE addiction, I started hearing stories of Cayman owners who had problems with the power steering system overheating at track events. In an effort to avoid this fate, I took a look at what could be done to improve cooling with a minimum of effort and expense.
The stock power steering cooler is a length of metal tubing under the car. This is very similar in size to the cooler on my Audi S4. The difference is that the Audi has the cooler loop behind the grille of... 9 Comments
One of the known weaknesses of the Cayman is that when driven hard on the track, the power steering fluid can get hot, expand and can overflow out of the PS reservoir. :angry: (Note, if your car only sees street use, or mild track use, this will not be a problem for you.) There are multiple factors contributing to the PS fluid temperature: high engine RPMs which result in faster PS pump rotation which in turn heats the fluid, and the fact that the PS lines from the pump run near the left-side... 6 Comments
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... 13 Comments