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  1. 3 points
    Rusty bolts or not, I swap an exhaust in less than 1 hr . We charge 25 euro extra for the hardware kit : Stainless steel bolts, nuts, washers and 2 original Porsche seals
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    I love the manual vs. PDK debates! I had had some fun with this car, but the PDK made it too easy to drive, tamed the beast so to speak. The previous variant and the CR was far more rewarding having to work it, digging deep and timing down shifts perfectly. I don’t give a s**t about lap times and have no interest in nanny gadgets to assist my lack of skills - I’d rather learn without them covering up. For thrills the manual CR gave me more.
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    The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ! Details to be refined but there will be a guided tour of their workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4 and the RPM team around to chat about the cars. You will also be very glad to know that a cafe van serving drinks and bacon sandwiches will be open and serving. RPM will be opening up on the Sunday morning just for the event, for us, so can people please put their names down on the list so we can keep track of numbers for the day to ensure there is enough parking space on the day. Time: 9am-12noon Date: Sunday 14th January 2018 Location: RPM Technik, Units 6&7, Old Airfield Industrial Estate, Cheddington Lane, Long Marston, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QR More details closer to the time, but this should be a really good event to get out and beat the new year blues and blow away the cobwebs! For those unfamiliar with RPM Technik, they are a well known independent Porsche specialist and individually they are enthusiasts. https://rpmtechnik.co.uk
  4. 2 points
    Have we stopped meeting up once in a while on a Sunday morning then?
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    Dear All, You may or may not notice (hopefully the former) that as a result of a major software upgrade to the forum today there are a number of user improvements. I won't list them all out but hopefully as you snoop around you may notice them and a slightly more fluid and modern feel to the forum and website as a whole. I'm hoping what you won't notice are any bugs, but should you come across any then please let us know by reply message to this thread and we will look into it. Best, T.
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    I posted an article months ago about 'crap headlights' and my subsequent work to find and fit decent LED lights. the white light looks bang up to date and really improved night vision. hope this helps Joff.
  7. 2 points
    Check your windscreen excess first
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    I've had a Carnewaĺ exhaust on my 2006 Cayman since early 2014. The secondary cats are removed and I've been through 3 MoTs since, without any problem.
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    All, Following feedback from a few members we’ve made a few changes to the website and the Club Contributor and Donation packages we offer. Firstly as I’m sure you are all aware, the club is maintained by the Team voluntarily. The time the Team put in I know is appreciated and the payment is the pleasure we get from running such a great website for a great base of members cantered around the cars we have a passion for. Additionally the Team increasingly have to dig into their own pockets to maintain the various elements of running a website and forum. The costs of domain name renewals, hosting costs and cloud space are regular costs and some also increase as the member base grows. We generate a small portion of the overall costs from advertising revenue, but as you may be aware we also offer club stickers, donation options and the ability to become a Club Contributor. The latter now comes with additional benefits so that the cost gives these members who do wish to upgrade from now on some tangible benefits which include; Promotion to the Club Contributor Group on the forum to recognise your contribution 1 club window sticker 1 standard sticker a selection of CaymanOC calling cards increased file upload limits access to all areas of the website less adverts visible on the website We have tried to make these changes in a way that is not mandatory for members to donate/contribute (i.e. maintaining a subscription free club and website) which is an ethos we will continue to maintain but of course we greatly appreciate everybody's contribution here at CaymanOC. Any feedback as always is welcome T. View full record
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    When I type in the search box it's hard to read... Black font on blue background. Doesn't look too bad below as it's enlarged 4 fold over top right of my screen. Maybe a white font would be better?:
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    I've never heard of a 3.4-litre M97 engine D-chunking (not de-chunking - it's call D-chunking because the 'chunk' of liner that breaks off is often in the shape of a 'D'). D-chunking is much more an issue for earlier M96 engines. That said, what the 3.4 does suffer from is bore scoring.. In any case, the 2.7-litre 987 Cayman is generally reliable and has the final, larger IMS bearing which rarely fails. It also isn't much of a worry re bore scoring, so it's about as safe a bet as any M96/7 Porsche can be.
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    Good to meet you properly Nick, and some of the PH Tours guys - friendly bunch, and a fantastic full English and top mug of ‘builders’ at Jack Hills, great venue. See you again soon at the SS / RPM. Jason
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    Porsche has created an all-electric Cayman, and its called the Cayman e-volution. The car has been on display at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Porsche's home town of Stuttgart. The Cayman e-volution is a one-off and was first developed nearly 2 years ago. This car has been updated with Porsche's Turbo Charging (PTC) system. The e-volution was created wth the intention of demonstrating how electric cars can still offer sportiness, despite dynamic disadvantages such as increased weight. The Cayman e-volution has a range of around 120 miles and can reach 62mph in 3.3sec – 1.1sec quicker than the current range-topping 2.5-litre 718 Cayman S, with the quick-shifting PDK gearbox. One unusual aspect to this Cayman is the four-wheel drive system (although not to electric sports cars), the car is limited to 120mph and has a 38kWh capacity in its lithium-ion battery pack which provides a range of about 120 miles. Porsche says the car is a hint at things to come and that it offers a flavour of what to expect from its first production electric vehicle, the Mission E.
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    Very interesting Bushman. I was a little concerned re a slight puff of smoke on start up after being stood idle, thankfully I have no other smoking issues other than roll ups ! Cheers
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    See: http://www.caymanoc.com/forums/topic/901-toms-9872-cayman-2018-show-car-build/?tab=comments#comment-8349
  16. 1 point
    Interesting..... https://twitter.com/Nineexcellence/status/913792400262234114
  17. 1 point
    Thanks Bushman, that was exactly the answer I was looking for.
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    Hi Amado. welcome on board. If this Cayman is a 2.7 and been well looked after and serviced there should be no worries. the M97 varicam engine has less IMS or RMS issues than the M96 engine and only the horror stories get aired. the thousands of happy owners with reliable cars don't complain and you never hear from them. I've heard that the switch shift auto boxes are a bit soft for a true sports car but that doesnt make then unreliable. 3.4s engines are more prone to cylinder liners cracking up, called de-chunking, bigger bores mean a thinner liner. strangely enough it appears that engines that are warmed up correctly then thrashed to within an inch of their lives don't suffer as much as an engine that is kept in low revs only. A big puff of blue smoke every time you hit the loud pedal from tickover idle is a telltale sign, don't worry about a smokey puff on startup, most flat or boxer engines do this as unlike a straight or vee engines the residue oil will not drain back into the sump and gets swept into the combustion chamber with the first piston movement. hope this helps good luck with your car search.
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    Would be keen for another SS meet.
  20. 1 point
    They said they would, I just need to put the wheels in motion. I’m off this week so I’ll get on it!
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    Welcome! Fitting an LSD to a Cayman has been done, but is rarely done still and generally it's not considered a worthwhile upgrade. Changing the final drive is something more folk crave, until they look into the cost! The Cayman S was not de-tuned, it had a smaller engine than the 997 gen1 which was a 3.6 and actually only had about 30bhp more than the Cayman S. If you're going to fit the upgrades you mentioned then having a new map is worth considering, but don't need mapping per se. @Aaron's thread discussed this a while back I seen to remember. Brakes....?? Whats wrong with them, best bakes in the business!
  22. 1 point
    Name a date! I’ll do a ‘sausage meet and hopefully one at RPM
  23. 1 point
    I'm still awaiting notification from my tyre retailer on the availability of the N0 rated Michelin PS4S. Meantime I am still on the Pirelli P Zero N1's with a second set of rears just fitted. It's my intention to fit Michelins early next year. Brian
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    I wouldn't say scoring on the 2.7 is absolutely, 100% unheard of. But I would say it's extremely unusual. I would not personally consider it a concern when considering a 2.7. As for a DIY home rebuild following bore scoring, give me a break. The issue here isn't taking the engine apart, replacing shells, bearings, guides, etc. You'd need to be able to machine the bloody block and fit new liners. Come off it. Yes, you could do the rest and send the block off for the liners. But to imply this kind of rebuild is reasonably DIY'able is misleading at best.
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    KDH Creative have created a rather interesting look on a Cayman using a liquid wrap and which involves several layers of a rubber based productive to provide a more lifelike look than a vinyl wrap would. The look has been combined with some classic Martini style graphics for a truly unique piece of car art. More photos and the artists website here: http://www.kdhcreative.co.uk/#/porschemartiniratlook/ Photo credits: KDH Creative View full record
  26. 1 point
    The GT2 RS that murdered the 'ring record was not a manual. There's no right or wrong between PDK and manual, in my opinion.
  27. 1 point
    Having read a lot of opinion and conjecture around the wonder web about Meyle parts vs OEM I thought I’d take the unconvential and potentially controversial step of actually contacting the manufacturer Meyle to enquire about whether they did a ‘HD’ (better than OEM) version of the 987 rear coffin arms / wishbones, and what the Shore (Engineering hardness / resistance to deformation scale) rating of the bushing material is in the ‘standard’ version of their product. Here’s their response: Good morning Jason, Thank you for your enquiry and interest in MEYLE parts. We do not have an HD version of this part I’m afraid. The inner bush has the same shore hardness as OE, the outer bush has a 10-12% increase to make this more durable. If you need anything else then please feel free to ask. Kind regards Benjamin Kelly Sales and Operations Administrator MEYLE UK Ltd. 47 Dolphin Road, Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex, BN43 6PB, United Kingdom General Enquiries +44 (0)1273 463686 Fax +44 (0)1273 311678 Web www.meyle.com So it would seem that the Meyle product is as good as Porsche (TRW / ZF as it is now since acquisition) OEM (or even better) certainly in respect of the bushing material. I think I’ll go for Meyle come service time next year and save myslef £340 on a pair of arms compared to Porsche prices. Hope me this helps others. Jason
  28. 1 point
    I have both, and I have to say the PDK/DCT (call it what you will) are fantastic and I’m now pretty much a nailed on convert for my daily driving duties. However, my weekend drive needs to be a manual. The engagement definitely lacks in a PDK and pulling the next gear and down shifting provides no reward. Depends on the use of the car and more so on the kind of driver you are.
  29. 1 point
    Your nearest OPC should be able to post them, or else I suggest Design911 for the gaskets.
  30. 1 point
    Good man Beanoir! About time we had another OC meet and RPM Technik sounds like a great opportunity.
  31. 1 point
    The bolts I used on both our gen 1 Caymans were bought from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M5-M6-M8-M10-FLANGED-HEXAGON-HEAD-BOLTS-FLANGE-HEX-SCREWS-A2-STAINLESS-STEEL-/150935671186?var=450136610314&hash=item2324779192:m:m6bwIyL6Ib2ZpOsvLDOrG5g I used the M8 x 30mm ones, along with stainless nuts with integral washers: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLANGED-NUTS-TO-FIT-METRIC-BOLTS-SCREWS-A2-STAINLESS-STEEL-M4-5-6-8-10-12-/150792649468?var=450073161428&hash=item231bf13afc:m:m29sMLzdGJ6duAp1w6ztYdQ You also need to replace the gasket between the two flanges but not the flanges themselves as these are an integral part of manifolds and exhaust system.
  32. 1 point
    I can confirm through personal experience that this is a pig of a job at home with the car on axle stands and without an oxy acetylene torch! So when our other Cayman needed a clutch recently, I got my local OPC to do it this time. Our TIPEC region has a very good deal with our OPC so the labour cost was £460 to change the clutch and deal with the corroded exhaust studs in the process. They even let us supply the clutch kit and exhaust clamps and stainless bolts. So £500 is way over the top.
  33. 1 point
    My kind of thinking WOODHOUSE! Thats is exactly my train of thought although I fully appreciate the Gen2 risk over price opinion as it is equally as valid an argument. its always going to be an affordability v risk issue! When I collect tomorrow and get her checked out in the next couple of weeks I will give a 100% genuine feedback post! Once again a superb thread thread on a great forum.
  34. 1 point
    Are we not talking mainly early Gen 1 stuff? £10k? You’re not about to spend the same again paying someone to rebuild the engine?
  35. 1 point
    As have I. It doesn't change my stance on the matter, and I've rebuilt a rotary engine! It's about balance and, at the end of it all, it is your money to part with and your choice to make. I think there's plenty of food for thought in this thread!
  36. 1 point
    Having just bought a Gen 1 I did a lot of homework and this was my opinion on it! cylinder score seems to have effected a low percentages of the 3.4 engines, still admittedly a risk regardless. The IMS bearing it seems was pretty much upgraded on the 3.4 engine around the time early Gen 1 were being produced. Again there remains a risk. when looking for a car I won't buy miss treated and obviously abused examples of any brand. So to find the Gen 2 I wanted I was looking at £22k plus and a whole load of time and distance to just see the vehicle. therefore I found what I believe is a mint Gen1 for the right money and have money in my reserve to rebuild the engine and resolve the cylinders score if needed! i still won't have spent the money a mint Gen2 would have cost. my reasoning might not be to everyone's agreement but this is my toy and not an every day vehicle and I will keep it for a lot of years its also my beliefs that eventually like 911 the Gen1 (as is with dozens of other makes and models) will increase in value before any other Generation of 987 . be interested in any thoughts on these points! Cheers and and good luck Banners
  37. 1 point
    You're much better off saving a little longer for a 987.2 and not having to deal with the 987.1's reliability issues. By no means is any engine perfect, but the .2 has a lot of refinements over the .1. The IMS bearing, for example, has been deprecated on the 987.2 engine. If you hypothetically do get a gen 1 that produces issues, you can be assured it'll cost more to resolve those issues than it would be to have bought a gen 2 to begin with. And then you're still stuck with a gen 1 at the end of it all.
  38. 1 point
    hi a good read is hartechs website.....and at least fit a low temp thermostat.
  39. 1 point
    Chaps, the Meyle online catalogue suggests the items being sold by ebay member tierod69 may not be correct for the 987.2. He is listing a pair for £118.99, Meyle part number 416 050 0000. The Meyle catalogue shows a change from 416 050 0000 to part number 416 050 0009 fairly early in the 987.1 (Gen 1) production run, from chassis number 986U774552 (my early 2006 built car is about 600 units before this). I'm not certain but think the difference may be a change to a harder bushing material.
  40. 1 point
    Thank you ... personally it is the most useful, both here and the other forums that I use.
  41. 1 point
    I’ll see what I can rustle up then!
  42. 1 point
    Cheers guys those are the ones on it. Many thanks
  43. 1 point
    Aye Beanoir, that would be a great occasion, mix it in with a Saturday morning surgery and get a few of us over to RPM. Judging by the attendance at your super sausage Sunday morning runs out I'm sure there'd be a good uptake for it. They had a similar similar event for the PCGB 991 register in May as a fund raiser for their Mission Motorsport charity.
  44. 1 point
    Sorry about resurrection of an old thread but, with reference to the initial post (F1 brakes), an interesting anecdote, Kimi uses both feet on the pedal of the Ferrari, or he did in 2007. Try that in your Cayman ;-)
  45. 1 point
    I've had the spoiler and side skirt from them. Body shop I used said the skirts were good quality and easy to fit and I actually had Xclusive paint and fit the spoiler while I waited. only issue I had was the spoiler cracked along the split line on the top blade where the two fibreglass mounds meet in some extreme heatwave we had last year. They did send me a replacement though so overall been happy with what they supplied.
  46. 1 point
    Latest set of lights going out to a another Cayman owner.
  47. 1 point
    Welcome to the `R` world ... Both items are in the front `boot` ... there is a removable panel at the bottom - rear, released using two `twist` tabs. Word of caution ... take care with the wheel bolt adapter, it is a softer material than the wheel bolt. Take a note of it`s ID in case of replacement. I damaged mine and had to wait a few weeks for a replacement. Having replaced my 2012 Carrara White CR I now have a Porsche touch up if you want it, it is coded B9A ... no charge, PM your details if required.
  48. 1 point
    Funny turn of events! The dealer has somehow, magically, unknowingly, fixed the gauge! I thought it was sitting higher than when I gave it back so, indulging my suspicion, I filled the car up once more. The fuel gauge went right on up to 4/4. Phew. They're going to have a wonderful conversation with me on Monday.
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