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  1. 9 points
    I wanted to pen a small note, i'm not normally the most vocal member of CaymanOC but rest assured that behind the scenes i'm very much aware of the inner workings and the time that people have so far put in to getting this thing off the ground. I won't rest on my laurels just yet as we're far from 'out there' but i'm truly heartened by the number of members we have so far even if it appears at first glance to be modest in comparison to some, it shouldn't be forgotten the short space of time we've been in existence. It was remise of us to not explain in the beginning some of the detail of the forum staff and member groups we have in place currently, so without further ado I'm Tom, I perform the majority of Admin duties for CaymanOC and more importantly Uncle Dave who you will have seen far more than I and performs the day-to-day moderation duties on the front end of the forum. There are others the forum recognises, those who we like to refer to as 'Founder Members' who have contributed, some financially, some with time, some with their services and some for answering a call to action for supporting a new venture. They will remain forever more as the grandfathers of CaymanOC, marked by the green forum group type face. Going forward we are aware that certain members will want to contribute to the club over time, putting in their personal time to the running of things, offering valuable services and for the crazy few offering to become part of the moderation/staff team as the membership grows. Its goes without saying, but we are hugely appreciative of any support and we will recognise any contribution you make. Some of you will be aware that running an owners club and forum requires not only time but also money, so far this has been provided by the Team and will continue to be the case (panic not). In time as membership grows we will look to bring carefully selected advertising on to the site to help support these running costs. We are also offering members the ability to make donations (however small) if you so wish, I would like to stress this is in no way a compulsory requirement and it never will be. Those members who make a contribution (as some of you already have - thank you!) will be recognised with a VIP badge and 'Club Contributor' applied to their profile, and all donations over £5 will additionally receive a CaymanOC sticker (pending delivery!). As and when things change in the future we will let you know, but thanks again for everything Cheers Tom
  2. 7 points
    Hi everyone, I just joined your esteemed club! I have a BE, number 175 of 500. I just love it! Photos attached...
  3. 6 points
    Here's a few I took. I have afew more but they have no plates visible and I won't post without permission
  4. 5 points
    Some photos, normal & "arty", here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/139728314@N05/4A3ta5 Hope you find your car amongst them? My favourite snaps...
  5. 5 points
    My kit is quite minimal, not that I complain....
  6. 5 points
    If you haven't owned a Porsche previously then you're going to struggle to really be able to draw the comparison yourself and realise what most of the informed folk are talking about - thats understandable. Suggesting that a Ford Focus would sound better to your ears does give us an insight into why you might appreciate the 718 mind you, which is fine. I didn't just take the car for a jaunt up the road from my local OPC, I had plenty of time to hear, see, drive and get to know the car. The 718 does have it's plus points, it also maintains the traditional Cayman dynamics that sets it apart from it's peers. I think I also said "equipped with a PDK gearbox would prove to be a very accomplished middle ground between a GT car and 2 seat sports car". However, as a complete package it is let down when compared to where it came from and what it used to be, most people with any experience of owning Porsches will agree with that - hence your comment regarding 'another slating' Its funny really, the minority of people that think this car is an improvement are ironcially the masses...which is where this car will appeal most. I'm quite sure it will prove to be a succesful little car for Porsche, but that doesn't make it a good Porsche. You will love the car i'm sure and I hope you do genuinely, but appreciate where others might be coming from and don't take the informed views of others so personally Scotty
  7. 5 points
    Over the past 12 months I've been building my idea of a GT4 in a 987 body, it's got pretty much everything done - suspension, diff, brakes, engine work, seats and of course the exterior. Hope you like!
  8. 5 points
    Good turn out today folks even a couple of convertible Caymans turned up Considering the weather I think we did well! Few crappy phone pics.
  9. 5 points
    Here's my GT silver metallic. The only mods are RSS rear toe links and a more track oriented alignment.
  10. 5 points
    A bit about us As of today we are a new forum with the aim of providing a dedicated place for Porsche Cayman owners to chat, share and learn about their cars. We will promote a social scene with meets etc as time goes on, although this is open to members to arrange also as they see fit, it's your forum and club too and we actively encourage anyone who wants to be as involved as they feel they want to. We are are also keen to hear your views on the forum pages so anything from layout, format, types of forum categories (e.g. do you want a specific Cayman GT4 thread for instance). Please start a new thread if you have any suggestions. As they community builds we will also be seeking to expand the moderation team, so if anybody is keen to play a role of that nature then we again encourage people putting themselves forward or indeed if you feel another member has what it takes then put them forward. Thanks for coming along and lets make CaymanOC a success. Thanks Admin Team
  11. 5 points
    THE CAYMAN OC 'BUYERS GUIDE' Porsche Cayman S 987 Gen1 (2005-2008) KEY FEATURES Variocam Plus engine Active pop-up rear spoiler 18" wheels "S" Spec red brake callipers SPECIFICATION ENGINE Type Flat 6 Engine size (cc) 3400 Max power (hp) 295 Torque (Nm) 340 @ 4,400 - 6,000 Type Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive TRANSMISSION No. of gears (Manual/Automatic) 6 speed / 5 speed Tiptronic S Top speed (mph) 171 / 166 Acceleration (0-62 mph) 5.4 / 6.1 Combined (mpg) 26.6 / 25.7 CO2 emissions (g/km) 254 / 264 PRICE AT NEW Price £43,930 Unlike most models from the marque, Porsche released the more powerful version of the car, the Cayman S first in 2005 bosting 295hp which delivered 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds and a 171mph top speed for the manual and 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds and a 166mph top speed for the Tiptronic S. Transmission was a choice between a six-speed manual and five-speed Tiptronic. OTR price, devoid of any options, for the Cayman S in 2006 was £43,930 . The Gen1 Porsche Cayman S currently looks like a very good used proposition in terms of prices and represents the entry level into Cayman ownership. Used prices start from as low as £11,950 for a relatively low spec, high mileage example from an independant dealer and upwards of £15,000 for a decent mileage example from an independant Porsche specialist. Caution is always advised of course as with any Porsche at the bottom rung of the price ladder, so in terms of what to look out for when hunting down your bargain Cayman read on. ENGINE Type Flat 6 Engine size (cc) 3400 Max power (hp) 295 Torque (Nm) 340 @ 4,400 - 6,000 Type Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive The engine used in the Gen1 Cayman S was the M97.20 3.4-litre unit, using 24 valves and the VarioCam Plus variable valve timing cylinder heads borrowed from the 997 S 3.8-litre engines. The most well-known issue affecting these engines is that of bore-scoring. Not a term foreign to those familiar with previous Porsche models, but in the case of the Gen1 Cayman S became more prevalent, although the numbers of affected cars is still a relatively low percentage. The issue of bore scoring was most common on pre-2007 engines, though it has affected some later engines. Affected engines will require a strip down and partial rebuild, the extent of which can depend on how many cylinder bores are affected and how far you want to extend the engines life. For owners fortunate enough to have a cast iron warranty, generally from Porsche, they may be lucky enough to claim the cost of a rebuild, or likely a replacement under warranty, for those not so lucky the cost can extend in to many thousands of pounds. Signs to look out for can be excessive smoke on start-up and excessive oil usage. A borescope inspection can be performed on cars prior to purchase by most reputable inspection agents to identify if the car is affected – which if so is best avoided unless the cost of a new engine is factored in to the price. Another fault of Porsches of this generation and much like the previous generation Boxsters, not just the Cayman, is the rear main seal (RMS) which will make itself known by small patches of oil leaking from under the engine. As problems go this isn’t a particularly worrying issue and is best left to be rectified at the same time as a clutch replacement, provided the leaking is not excessive. Something worth considering if you are planning on using your Gen1 Cayman S regularly on track is that the engines have only two oil pick-ups and the cylinder head can become starved of oil during hard cornering. Later cars were modified to include 4 oil pick-ups to prevent this issue. The engines much like most Porsches do not sit and purr at idle like a 4 cyl from a modern car, there are noises and anything from sounding like a sewing machine to more irregular ticking noises can be heard. Most are nothing to worry about and can range from sticky lifters to exhaust gaskets starting to deteriorate, if you’re worried it’s always best to get it checked out by your local Porsche specialist. Aside from the issues noted above the Gen 1 Cayman engines and gearboxes tend to be quite strong and reliable. SERVICING Porsche state the following servicing schedule for the Gen1 Cayman S. Although there is certainly no harm in performing mid schedule oil changes, especially for cars used regularly for short trips and/or regular track use. 2 years / 20k miles - MINOR 8 years / 80k miles - MAJOR 4 years / 40k miles – MAJOR 10 years / 100k miles – MINOR 6 years / 60k miles - MINOR 12 years / 120k miles - MAJOR In terms of costs of servicing prices quoted are as follows[2] DEALER - PORSCHE OPC Minor Service - £450 Major Service (including plugs) - £925 Brake Fluid Change - £180 REPUTABLE INDEPENDENT - PARAGON GB Minor Service - £396 Major Service (excluding plugs) - £528 Brake Fluid Change - £111 Some elements of servicing and repairs are no more challenging than most other cars and can be undertaken by competent home mechanics, for instance brake pads and discs are a relatively easy job provided you have some basic knowledge, follow the guide and possess some basic tools. Sourcing the parts and undertaking these kinds of jobs yourself can save significant sums over dealer prices. CHASSIS AND BRAKES The Gen1 Cayman’s steel monocoque chassis is very rigid having been developed directly from the Porsche Boxster but stiffness of the overall structure due to the integral roof was increased by around 150% over that of the Boxster. This additional inherent stiffness allowed Porsche to tweak certain aspects of the suspension giving the Cayman a more compliant ride whilst delivering possibly one of the sweetest handling sports cars they have produced to date. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) was available as an option on the Cayman and whilst seems to be a generally reliable system is not always praised by owners. The choice of wheel size also comes into play when deciding on whether to source a car with or without PASM. Ultimately it will come down to personal opinion and we very much recommend if you can, sampling a selection of cars with or without PASM and with 18”/19” wheels. The Gen1 Cayman S has the usual S addition of slightly bigger brake callipers, emblazoned with the signature “S” model red paint. The standard brakes for road use are generally very good and it’s not until more regular track work that owners should really need to consider upgrading pads, master cylinders or a number of other upgrades discussed in Cayman owner’s circles. For higher mileage cars the main issue to watch out for when sourcing a used car, particularly on cars over the 50k mile mark is deteriorating suspension parts. Steering should feel sharp and connected to the road, any vagueness or ‘floaty’ feeling to the car could be down to a number of things, including tyre wear, geometry misalignment and suspension component wear. A higher mileage but well maintained car should have paperwork to support replacement suspension parts, otherwise factor in £1,000 for undertaking a bit of an overhaul yourself; you want your Cayman to display the handling characteristics it is legendary for. BODYWORK The Gen1 Cayman S bodywork is a fully galvanised steel affair and shouldn’t suffer from corrosion, if you see a car with any signs then walk away. It is not uncommon on these cars, indeed most Porsches, for the front bumper and bonnet to have been re-sprayed to rectify the numerous stone chips that the cars pick up over their life. This in itself is not a problem unless the work has been undertaken to a poor standard, check the leading door shuts, around the black plastic trim under the bonnet and wheel arches for overspray and poor fitting plastics. Whilst inspecting any front end paintwork, also ensure the front radiators and condensers are free of debris, are not visibly damaged or leaking. INTERIOR Check window operation, as faults are known with the window mechanism and is both fiddly and relatively costly to repair. The Gen1 Cayman S interior is now looking a bit dated compared with the latest Porsche models and even perhaps compared to the Gen2, but should still hold up to high mileage and function in all respects. Seat bolsters are the normal area where you would expect to see wear and they are the not toughest of leather so don’t be surprised to see signs of wear on a car with 50k miles or even less. Check equipment levels in the cabin, importantly understanding the difference between the lesser spec air conditioning and more desirable climate control, many Gen1 Cayman S were specced with just air conditioning. Gen 1 Cayman Satnav (PCM) is now a bit long in the tooth compared to modern satellite navigation systems and generally is not worth a premium over the standard CD player in our opinion, but some owners still like a big screen. Be warned though that integration with modern gadgets is basic at best. MODIFICATIONS Many owners will consider an upgraded exhaust to improve the rather benign sound of the stock Cayman, retrospectively upgrading to the Porsche Sports Exhaust is rather costly so many owners have gone the route of a Carnewal upgrade. Gert Carnewal is based in Belgium and is very well known in Porsche circles with very good feedback from his service and the work he does. The Carnewal GT exhaust gives a much more sporting note at high revs and deeper tone at idle, and importantly not introducing any notable boom during normal driving. Brakes are another area where some owners like to improve their cars, in this case the brake pedal feel has sometimes come into question. A common modification is retrofitting a master cylinder from a 997 GT3 to address the pedal feel coupled with a set of aftermarket brake pads, usually the Pagid RS-29 but there are others. Brake fluid is a good item to change also if you going to use the car on track. OPTIONS The Gen1 Cayman S came with a number of standard features but as with any Porsche the list of options was fairly exhaustive and potential owners may wish to check the factory fitted options before purchasing a vehicle. For instance, does the car have the standard lower spec air conditioning or was climate control optioned from factory. The options codes are listed on the identification sticker on the car and also inside the front page of the car’s service book. The following list is a world-wide list of the possible options available on the Gen 1 Cayman S. PORSCHE CAYMAN 987.1 OPTION AND BUILD CODES MY2005-2008 008 S-model 009 Basic model 022 Black instrument dials 023 Silver instrument dials 024 Version for Greece 025 Black faced stopwatch 026 Silver faced stopwatch 027 White faced stopwatch 029 Standard chassis 030 Sports chassis 032 Touring suspension (higher suspension for USA) 034 Version for Italy 058 Impact absorbers, front and rear 061 Version for Great Britain 062 Version for Sweden 063 Version Luxemburg 064 Version for Netherlands 065 Version for Denmark 066 Version for Norway 067 Version for Finland 068 Right-hand drive version for Asia Pacific 069 Other country version 071 EU country version 072 Version for Mexico 073 Version for Russia 074 Left-hand drive version for Asia Pacific 075 Version for China 098 Left-hand drive version 099 Right-hand drive version 111 Version for Austria 113 Version for Canada 114 Version for Taiwan 119 Version for Spain 124 Version for France 126 Control and indications in French 127 Control and indications in Swedish 130 Control and indications in English 150 Operates with leaded gas 159 Curbed engine 155kW 193 Version for Japan 194 Battery 60 Ah 195 Battery 70 Ah 196 Battery 80 Ah 197 Stronger battery 198 Stronger starter 1.7 kW 199 Battery disconnection switch 200 Battery 95 Ah 210 Licence plate space Europe and RoW (Rest of World) 211 Licence plate space Europe and RoW (Rest of World) 215 Version for Saudi Arabia 218 Licence plate space North America 219 Without limited slip differential 220 LSD Limited Slip Differential 225 Version for Belgium 233 Internal production code related to tyres 235 Internal production code related to tyres 242 Internal production code 245 Internal production code 247 N1 tyres 249 Tiptronic transmission 267 Automatically dimmable mirrors 268 Rain sensor 270 Door mirrors electrically adjustable and heatable, driver's side flat 271 Door mirrors electrically adjustable and heatable, driver's side aspherical 273 Door mirrors electrically adjustable and heatable 274 Illuminated vanity mirror 277 Version for Switzerland 288 Headlamp washer 301 Longer transmission ratio 305 Alcantara gear lever 308 Alcantara selector lever 325 Version for South Africa/New Zealand 342 Seat heating 369 Standard seat, left 370 Standard seat, right 375 Sports seat, left 376 Sports seat, right 377 Adaptive sports seat, left 378 Adaptive sports seat, right 388 Foldable bucket seat, left 389 Foldable bucket seat, right 393 17" Boxster 987.1 wheels 397 18" Boxster 987.1 S wheels 398 17" Cayman 987.1 wheels 401 18" Cayman 987.1 S wheels 403 19" 911 Carrera S wheels 404 19" 911 Turbo 3.6 wheels 405 19" Carrera Classic wheels 407 19" SportDesign wheels 424 CD compartment 425 Rear window wiper 426 Without rear window wiper 431 Multifunction steering wheel 432 Tiptronic buttons on steering wheel 433 Alcantara sports steering wheel 434 Work instructions for cars for overseas 435 Steering wheel with round center 436 Steering wheel with triangular center design 437 12-way electrical seat incl. lumbar support, left 438 12-way electrical seat incl. lumbar support, right 440 Windscreen antenna 441 Radio preparation 444 Wheel locks 446 Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest 447 Emergency wheel 450 PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes 451 Makassar multifunction steering wheel 452 Sycamore multifunction steering wheel 453 Carbon multifunction steering wheel 454 Automatic speed control 459 Smooth leather steering wheel with triangular center 460 Smooth leather steering wheel with round center 461 Rod antenna 465 Rear fog light, left 466 Rear fog light, right 475 PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management electronic damper control 476 PSM Porsche Stability Management 479 Version for Australia 480 Manual gearbox, 6-speed 481 Manual gearbox, 5-speed 482 Tyre Pressure Monitoring 433MHz 483 Tyre Pressure Monitoring 315MHz 484 USA symbols and lettering for switches and instruments 488 Stickers in German 490 Sound system A.S.K. 492 Headlamps for left-hand traffic 498 Without model designation on rear end 499 Version for Germany 501 Car cover 502 Produced at Valmet plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland 507 Internal production code (External component manufacture) 509 Fire extinguisher 521 Tilt sensor 524 Immobilizer 433 MHz 525 Immobilizer 315 MHz 532 No alarm 534 Alarm 433 MHz 535 Alarm 315 MHz 536 MY2005-07 Alarm siren and tilt sensor, 2008 alarm siren 537 Seat memory, left 538 Seat memory, right 539 Mechanical seat-height adjustment, left 540 Mechanical seat-height adjustment, right 544 Anti-theft protection without infrared monitoring 433 MHz 545 Anti-theft protection without infrared monitoring 315 MHz 549 Roof rack 553 Version for USA, Canada 555 Black seat belts 556 Seat belts in standard colors 557 Internal production code 560 Knee airbag 562 Front airbags 563 Side airbags 566 Fog lights 567 Top-tinted windscreen 568 Windscreen without green top-tint 571 Activated charcoal filter 572 Manual air conditioning 573 Automatic AC 574 Without air conditioner 575 Luggage compartment cooling system 580 Luggage barrier 585 Leather covered luggage shelf 592 Standard fabric rooflining 594 Alcantara rooflining 601 Xenon 602 Raised stop lamp 606 Daytime driving lights 607 Garage door opener 315 MHz 608 Garage door opener 433 MHz 610 Navigation DVD Europe 611 Navigation DVD South Africa 612 Navigation DVD Middle East 613 Navigation DVD Australia 614 Navigation DVD Asia-Pacific 615 Navigation DVD North America 616 Navigation DVD Russia 617 Navigation DVD China 618 Preparation for telephone installation 619 Bluetooth 635 ParkAssistant 639 Sport Chrono 640 Sport Chrono Plus 641 Electronic logbook 660 OBD 2 On-Board Diagnostics 661 Stricter emission-control concept 664 ORVR Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery 665 PCM 2 Porsche Communication Management incl. radio, CD 666 Telephone module for PCM 668 Telephone handset 670 Navigation module for PCM 672 Navigation + route backtrace for PCM 674 Preparation for Vehicle Tracking System 675 Without radio preparation (Japan navigation system) 677 Driver card antenna 678 Alarm system connection 679 Restart inhibitor 680 Bose sound system 689 Preparation for CD changer 692 CD changer 694 CD-radio Porsche CDR 24 706 Internal production code 755 Porsche Design Edition 1 758 Cayman S Sport 760 Internal production code 762 Internal production code 789 Color to sample 796 Natural leather 798 Special leather 799 Leather color to sample 801 Makassar interior package matt satin finish 802 Sycamore interior package matt satin finish 803 Carbon interior package 810 Floor mats 900 Accession of the car at the factory 912 Without European ID plate 946 Leather seats with leatherette rear side 950 Alcantara seat covers 951 Seat covers Alcantara/leather/leather 970 Two-tone full leather interior 981 Leather dashboard and door panels 982 Centre part of seats in soft ruffled leather look 983 Leather seats 985 Seat covers, leather/leather/leatherette, 2 990 Seat covers cloth/cloth/leatherette 998 Natural leather CCP Alu-look PCM, vent slats, AC panel CCR Alu-look telephone handset CDA Alu-look air vent slats CDC Black painted door openers CDD Alu-look Y-part on steering wheel CDE Alu-look dashboard trim strip CDF Alu-look gear lever column trim CDJ Gear lever column strip painted in car color CDM Dashboard trim painted in car color CDN Air vent slats painted in car color CDP Instrument frame painted in car color CDZ Leather gear lever trim CDT Leather covered seat belt buckles CDW Leather covered Y-part on steering wheel CEA Leather covered telephone handset CED Carbon telephone handset CEF Illuminated door pockets CER Telephone handset painted in car color CES MP3-player connector CET Door opener trim painted in car color CFA Leather covered Tiptronic gate CFC Sycamore telephone handset CFH Makassar telephone handset CFP Aluminium gear lever with stitching in deviating color CFX Leather edged individual floor mats CGA Headlamp washer cover painted in car color CJX Leather edged floor mats CLA Thicker Alcantara steering wheel CLE Alcantara dashboard trim strip CLF Alcantara door details CLG Alcantara storage compartment lid with PORSCHE CMC Door openers painted in car color CMF Black painted PCM CMJ Black painted gear lever column trim CMK Black painted door opener trim CML Black painted telephone handset CMM Black painted dashboard trim CMN Black painted air vent slats CMP Black painted instrument frame CMX Decorative side stickers with model name CNA Leather covered defroster trim CNB Leather covered defroster vents CNW Alu-look mirror lower parts CPA Thicker steering wheel CPT Storage bin lid with Porsche crest CPU Leather key pouch CRX Wheels painted in deviating color CTG Leather door sills CUA Door entry guards with personal logo CUC Model designation painted in car color CUF PCM, vent slats, AC panel painted in car color CUJ Leather covered fuse box cover CUR Leather covered PCM CUV Storage bin lid with model name CVP Leather dashboard trim strip CVV Leather two-tone sunvisors CVW Leather covered mirror casing and mounting CWV Leather covered instrument frame CWW Alu-look instrument frame CVY Leather covered clothes hooks on seat backrests CXB Illuminated stainless steel door entry guards CXC Individual illuminated stainless steel door entry guards CXD Illuminated carbon door entry guards CXE Individual illuminated carbon door entry guards DAD Aluminium shift/handbrake levers DAE Alu-look body parts DAG Additional body parts painted in car color DAT Alcantara gear/handbrake levers DAU Alcantara Tiptronic/handbrake levers DAV Tiptronic/handbrake lever leather color to sample DAW Individual gear/handbrake levers, leather color to sample DAX Individual gear/handbrake levers, leather color to sample EAK Leather covered A-pillars EBA Leather dashboard package extended EBB Makassar dashboard package extended EBC Sycamore dashboard package extended EBD Carbon dashboard package extended EBE Alu-look dashboard package EBF Leather package EBJ Alu-look door finishers ECA Aluminium gear/handbrake levers P01 Option package incl. 377 378 P03 Option package incl. 388 389 P04 Option package incl. 475 480 P12 Option package incl. 267 268 P15 Option package incl. 437 438 P23 Option package incl. 665 670 P74 Option package incl. 288 601 P77 Option package incl. 375 376 X45 Instrument dials in interior color X46 Aluminium Tiptronic selector lever X47 Carbon gear lever knob X48 Carbon Tiptronic selector lever X58 Carbon handbrake lever X69 Carbon door entry guards with logo X70 Stainless steel door entry guards with logo X97 Gear lever knob with aluminium inlay X98 Handbrake lever with aluminium inlay X99 Natural leather interior XAM Aerokit Cayman XCG Alu-look sports seat backrest XCK Galvano Silver center console XCL Alu-look instrument frame XCZ Short shifter XD9 Wheels painted in body color XES Preparation for illuminated door entry guards XFD Instrument dials in Beige XFE Instrument dials in Terracotta XFF Instrument dials in Brown XFG Instrument dials in Red XFH Instrument dials in Yellow XFJ Instrument dials in White XJT Makassar rear center console XJU Sycamore rear center console XLA Polished stainless steel exhaust end XLF Sports exhaust system XME Centre console in car color XMJ Carbon centre console XMP Leather sun visors XMZ Leather centre console XNG Leather instrument surround XNS Leather steering column XPA Thicker steering wheel XPD Carbon steering wheel XPT Centre console storage bin lid with Porsche crest XPV Alu-look multifunction steering wheel XRP 5mm spacers for all wheels XRR 19" Carrera Sport wheels XSA Painted sports seat backrest XSB Sport seat backrests in leather XSC Porsche crest embossed in headrest XSH Silver gray seat belts XSW Blue seat belts XSX Red seat belts XSY Yellow seat belts XTL Carbon door panel parts XTT Makassar door panel parts XTU Sycamore door panel parts XTV Leather door panel parts XTW Alu-look door panel parts XUV Centre console storage bin lid with Porsche logo XV1 Leather defroster trim XVP Leather dashboard trim strip and cupholder cover XX1 Leather edged floor mats with Porsche script XXF Red tail lights XXZ Footrest This is guide is available in PDF format to view online here http://www.calameo.com/read/004578836c9cabfe63ba7 Published by CaymanOC.com November 2015 [1] As of November 2015 [2] As of November 2015
  12. 4 points
    Hi all, Wanted to share my latest modification with the 987 community. Always liked the look of headlights with black out internals rather than two big chromey beacons being on the front of the car. Did some research and found a company that produces replacement headlights that are aftermarket for about £1k from the US. Felt this was pretty steep so set about modifying my own lights and painting the insides black to achieve the same result. Found a forum thread on another Porsche owners club from someone who had taken on the challenge. And trust me when I say it was a challenge!!! Porsche around the 987 model years changed the supplier of the sealant used to glue the lens and housing together on the lights. This stuff unlike most other headlights does absolutely nothing when exposed to heat. You would usually head the light in the oven which would break down the sealant enough to pry the two parts away from each other. However with this stuff the actually light will melt and burn before the sealant does anything. This set about its own set of challenges. After making some custom tools at work and I set about getting the two bits apart. Won’t go into all the details but it was a pig of a job and took up a lot more time than I thought. And here is the finished results. I personally love it and think it really makes the car look much more modern.
  13. 4 points
    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
  14. 4 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
  15. 4 points
    Added some graphics
  16. 4 points
    I'll throw another option into the mix... You can have the pleasure of my 21 year old Seat Arosa. Overall the car is in a very good condition, mechanically at least, with a genuine 53k on the clock and ALL receipts from new. However, it seems that the previous one Lady owner had a propensity for striking wooden objects at low speed, unless there's a trend amongst the older generation to set garden fence and gate posts at jaunty angles. The performance from the 1.4 auto is more than enough for a road trip of this nature, after all you'll be applying the age old convoy rule of slowest at the front...this will make you the fastest. I've no intention of putting the car on a dyno but suffice to say that on a dry and well compacted surface it will easily pull a chicken of its nest. The weak link here will be the tyres, these are Chinese Slide Masters, 40mph feels like 60mph, 70mph feels like a ton and a ton feels like...well, this being Norfolk we don't have a hill or sea cliff high enough. Storage wise thing's aren't too bad, with the rear seats up you can get a pair of trainers in the boot, there's a decal on the back of the seat to offer advice on achieving this, with seats in the down position I can then get the rest of my running gear and a towel in the back. No AC installed, but if you reach over to the nearside window you can wind it down to offer an ample supply of free, non power sapping, cooling air. Admittedly the ICE system is fairly basic, that said the LW reception is pretty adept at picking up errant Russian trawlers working in the Dogger Bank area. But...it does offer a good old fashioned cassette player, unfortunately there's a Jeferson Starship C90 tape stuck in it...if you can remove this tape you'll find a Bony M one in the foot well. The handling is limited by the choice of rubber, see above, but cornering is 'interesting' with a certain amount of body role in evidence, recessed door handles would be a welcome addition. Overtaking maneuvers are best conducted by going between the cats eyes, strike one of these ruddy mini tank-traps and on a wet road at speeds above 35mph the resulting shimmy is enough to induce blurred vision, above 50mph and you risk a detached retina..... There's more, but you get the jist. Take the Arosa, give me the keys to the Bee Em and the Porker and upon your return I'll inform you of what you should have taken, simples
  17. 4 points
    Should anyone be looking for a cargo net I've found that the OEM Mini R56 net is a pretty good option, very well finished item. I bought 2 yesterday, although posted as secondhand they are as new and do the job just fine. Best part is they are £10 as opposed to £40+ for the Porsche item. Ebay item No - 262872206723
  18. 4 points
    Hi all, I've owned my Gen 2 Cayman S for over 3 years now, but (rather shamefully) this is my first visit to the forum. Anyway, I thought I would share some pics of my car and hopefully be more of an active forum member. I have a 2009 Cayman S in GT Silver and have done nearly 50,000 miles in it over the last three and a bit years and I don't see this slowing down!! It's been the best car I've owned so far and was my first experience of Porsche ownership. It took me ages to find the right car with the right spec, but really pleased with what I ended up with.
  19. 4 points
    Just traded in my z4 for a Cayman had it for 2 days. 1 word amazing!!
  20. 4 points
    Early spring morning in the peak district.
  21. 4 points
    To start you all off, here goes the first one ? (though not really arty):
  22. 4 points
    I spoke to a couple of guys on Sunday and this was mentioned. I've slept on it, and I concur with David and David above. The last supercar run I partook in (PH's finest group of muppets) ended up with a days old Lamborghini Huracan parked in a field in the middle of rural Hertfordshire and a people carrier (complete with family on board) having narrowly missed a head-on with said super car at god knows what speed. There followed lots of worried and deleted messages on the forums, it all left a bad taste and the meets in that area where cancelled and there hasn't been one since for fear of anybody being associated with it. Guys and girls are all welcome to arrange their own run outs, pre/post meets etc but there won't be an official OC run organised as part of our normal monthly meet-ups. Sorry to poo-poo the idea for those interested. And yes, I can look at arranging a proper weekend type trip (Wales, Scotland etc) for those interested in going on a road trip with some great roads etc.
  23. 4 points
    great meet as normal. A drive out is hassle imo, Public Liability insurance is hassle, loads of cars midday on Sundays are hassle. we own Porkers and having a "drive out" at 40mph to 60 mph is dull as dishwater. Me and my mates use these meets TO HAVE A DRIVE OUT at 8am when the roads are clear, just pick a nice route to the venue. That is our drive out, you just have a point of interest to get to and it gets you out of bed on a Sunday. I did speak to a few people and people seem to just come on a main route or main roads to the venue ! hence they then feel the need for a drive out ! I am looking forward to a coffee and a break when I arrived as the run in was "spirited" as normal and is normally an 1hour to 1 1/2 long. On the whole club runs can be quite dull, also can be quite dangerous once a few people overtake a few cars and then another 15 people have to overtake the same cars, and people DO take risks to keep up, see it time and again. Then you have modern roads and grit vs 20 Porsches with 265 tyres, the gaps have to be hugh between cars other wise it's cracked windscreen time. The last 2 super car meet runs I have done have ended up with stone chiped screens, it's just a given. Any way it's not my forum or group, but from past experience group runs are not a good idea. Best to chat to people in your area and use the end point to make your own interesting route to it, with just 1 or 2 other local people.
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    Thought I'd share a recent pic from Wales.
  26. 4 points
    Well as some of you may know it's time for me to hand over my Cayman this evening for a M135i. To that end I thought it would be a good idea and hopefully helpful to others to read an honest opinion of what the car is like and to live with. I'm going to break this down into a few headings and be as thorough as I can. Background and Car History Porsche Cayman S March 2006 Silver. i purchased the car the first week of August 2015 from a place called Kevin Martin Dpecialist Dealers. Not a Porsche specialist but a sport car specialist. There were a few niggling things picked up on the test drive but only minor things like interior bulb not working. The car was on 45k ish miles, had opc for the first 6 years and then a Porsche specialist up near Bolton for the 8 year one. They agreed an oil and filters change before I picked I up. All in all on paper a sound looking car for the pricely sum of £18500. I thought a little in the high side but it had good history. Interior and Prwcticality I personally think the interior is a lovely place to be. You sit down low in the car but visibility is good. The seats are supportive if not a touch firm over very long days. I did 6 hours straight apart from a fuel stop once. The instrument cluster is beautiful, the digital speedo a god send. The analogue speedo a complete waste of time and why they insist on using 25 mph increments is beyond me. Anybody seen a 25, 50, 75 mph speed sign anywhere. I would like to have seen an oil pressure and temp guage there instead. Switch gear, It's all very good, well laid out and good quality. I had an an aftermarket head unit fitted with all the toys/nav/a2dp Bluetooth/hands free so I can't really comment on the stock head units. It did have the Bose option and although the base speaker is a little intrusive into the passenger foot well both the wife and I were more than impressed. One final comment about the interior of the car as a place to be is that glorious flat six engine sat 6" behind your head. Exterior and Mods I decided quite early on that although it's a great looking car and gets a lot of attention on the road that I would to make my car a little more distinctive. To That end the first mods I carried out was getting the wing mirrors carbon dipped. About a third the price of genuine carbon fibre replacement. This was quickly followed by having the front fog light spars carbon dipped, the intake grills and the rear wing all carbon dipped to. Now the rear wing soon started to peel and after numerous attempts they decided to use Monza carbon wrap instead on the wing and the front lip. Happy with this I then went away. As summer approached my next mod was window tinting. While the AC on my car is fantastic I wanted a tint. Nothing gangster or drug dealer looking just a nice little tiny. I'm happy with the outcome and if you search my posts there are enough pictures about. Next came the zunsport full front and rear grill set. I did initially have some issues with the quality of fitment. Maybe it was just me, most people seem happy with the standard fit, I just thought they were a little out but I missed mine with some ultra tiny zip ties and hey presto I was happy. Again search my posts I did a full review on here. As for external modifications I would have liked to gone 19" wheels, I think the 18" look a tad small but they give good ride quality so it's up to you. Mine is a none pasm car so I can't comment on cars with it. Service and running cost Now here is where my jubilation with the car is undecided. Overall the running costs of a good car is not that stupid. Minor servicing from Porsche Nottingham with brake fluid was quoted at £600+, major was £800+ but a local indie did it for £250 or £350 so if your outside the opc network it's not too bad. Tyres are okay if you don't drive like Lewis Hamilton and there is always deals online. My car averages low 20 mpg and I only ever put vpower or momentum in it unless I am absolutely strapped for fuel so it does cost a bit on fuel. The one thing I will say is that if you ever need a Porsche only part "bend over and it's going to hurt". I looked at the price for an a/c recirculating valve motor and not much change from £400, The two plastic protectors on the rear boot that protect the paint from the rubber are £20 each. Needless to say I bought some frame protector from a bike shop for £1.99. It's the same stuff lol. Smiles per mile i can't fault the car for this. It handles like nothing else, even my 10 year old car is very precise and predictable. It goes like s**t of a shovel and sounds glorious. Everybody I know wants a lift in it just so they can feel what it's like and with psm switched off and 4K rpm it's like being fired out a cannon. Every time I drive it it makes me smile. It's a beautiful beautiful place to be and makes me smile so much. Why I sold it Mmmmm, why am I selling it. It's such a great drive. When I bought the car you couldn't tell how much oil it was using. Within 6 month I knew that it was consuming oil at an alarming rate, I buried my head in the sand, refused to believe. It must be the stupid onboard guage (it is highly sensitive to the car being flat), it's because I'm driving it hard, it's because I'm not driving it hard enough. Basically I think I was in denial about the prospect of a £££££&&£ bill from hartec, because if I'm going to rebuild it then I might as well do it right. Hartec are the go to guys. Well the time came for a service and when I got it back I was a bit devastated to say the least. The list of work was around the £2k mark, brakes front and rear, brake pipes coroded badly, cross over pipes leaking. I knew it was leakin water I had to top it up by about 100ml every month and there was a small damp patch on the floor. There was a small whining noise from behind my head and I had hoped it was a bearing for one of the aux belt guides. Further invest showed the water pump bearing was in the early stages of failing. So now I had a long hard thought. There was about £2k from the service to be done, I knew it was in the original clutch and that was starting to get heavy (£1k), the water pump needed doing, it's juddering a little on pulling away and that's a sure sign it needs a new dual mass fly wheel. The suspension and all the rubber parts are original so that's going to need a refresh in the next couple of years. All ll in all I totes it up and with ought the rebuild I was looking at the thick end of £4K and why spend that unless your rebuilding it. The thought of spending £14k on a car that I only had for a year with a purchase price of £18.5k was daunting and a big decision. I will say at this point I got unlucky I think and firmly believe the previous owner knew it was fucked and traded it in. I bought before the new car buying regulations so the new consumer protection didn't apply. I should have fought harder with the dealer but he basically stonewalled me and said take me to court you can't prove it was there to start with. Should I have taken a warranty out. Well I did, with warranty direct, read there terms of conditions and it read like a list of were never going to pay out and cancelled it especially as there list of excuses gets longer depending on the age of the car. Basically at 10 years old you never going to get a penny out of them. Would I buy another So whats my conclusion, would I buy another. "HELL YES" so long as I could buy from Porsche and keep it within the opc network. I spoke to the opc who were very helpful and even did a quick fee check for oil leaks but took one look at the exhaust pipes and how black they were and told me that if it was within there network it would probably have got a new engine if it was burning oil at the rate I was saying. Better start saving for a 981 gts to replace the brand new m135i in 3 years time. Anyway these are just my thoughts and hopefully it will help other. Oh and if it goes back on its original plate when I get my private plate in it off it will be Ae06 brx or bux WA on it before. Anyway it will be easy to tell that it's mine due to the black carbon fibre everywhere
  27. 4 points
    Hi all, Just found my way onto the forum........ As Ian points out, I now own the Autofarm development car. I know of at least one other they produced (funnily enough it was for sale with a non-Porsche specialist at the same time I bought mine). I will let you read about the original development of the car on the Autofarm website and various magazine articles. All of the modifications were carefully thought through and well-executed. At the time they did the engine work the 3.8 was still a new engine and thus prohibitively expensive for this exercise. I have carried on with the evolution towards something a little more track-focussed. The car now looks rather more subtle - the decals have gone, the wheels (unbelievably light) are now black with silver rims, the raw carbon panels have been painted black and it now sports a Speedart spoiler. Underneath I have added RSS lower control arms and toe links front and rear, Rennline front and rear camber plates and KW V3 adjustable shocks. It is now very low and running very aggressive geometry. Inside it now has a proper Cup wheel and alcantara shifter and handbrake. I am about to undertake the next round of mods - Heigo cage, under-drive pulley, semi-solid engine mounts, Cup centre radiator, which should see the job completed (for now). As it stands, other than the ride-height which leads to quite a lot of scraping, the car is remarkably tractable and road-useable. It is comfortable on long drives and fun on A-road blasts. It's a bit of a handful for thrashing down the lanes, but otherwise it's a remarkably capable car on road or track. I can't fault how the car has been put together - it's done 50k miles since the development process began and it still feels very fresh and willing. Having come from a 964 RS and 968 CS it's yet another new driving style to learn, but there's no doubt it's fast ! SVP have worked on a similar set of modifications for Caymans, so there are definitely specialists out there producing these cars. The costs involved in getting the car to where mine is are prohibitive, I was only too happy to buy someone else's expenditure ! Doubtless I will end up sinking the equivalent of the purchase price back into it, but it will still not be an expensive car, and I doubt there will be too many ways of going faster for less, short of a stripped-out track special. Jamie
  28. 4 points
    @Estoril hows this mate - I did a proper job for you
  29. 4 points
    I thought Monkey said pre-90s....???
  30. 4 points
    Well got the new R home tonight, loved the drive back, any one who sold one to get a GT4 is missing a trick imo. I think the R will go big at some point like the 964RS, it's def the last of the cars with real feel, bloody love it.
  31. 4 points
    The COC mail really stands out besides my daily pile of envelopes. Beautiful. Thank you!
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    Just in the door from the "Monte". Great event with such massive variations between the stages. We started off in the Alps and moved down towards Touet (north of Nice). The editing has started but here are a few I have done so far. With the mods permission more to follow. Feel free to comment and criticise.
  34. 4 points
    Well it looks like I will be joining the GT4 guys very soon as mine might be here by the weekend if I am lucky
  35. 4 points
    Well, I have been looking for a Cayman for over 6 months now and last night a deal was done on what is hopefully the right car. Viewed the car last week and it is super clean with a full main dealer history and all the options I wanted.....very excited ! Looked at a couple of lower mileage examples that were closer to me and they were not in as good condition as this. Things like budget tyres, over worn and scratched interiors, cheap servicing and poverty spec cars are a real turn off. I viewed a car with 30k miles which looked like it had done 100k and been washed with a brillo pad. My criteria was quite exact so finding the right car was difficult Gen 2 3.4 S White Sport Chrono PASM Reasonably low miles (was looking for under 30k but I've learned to buy on condition rather than miles, this one has 48k) Also this one just happend to have my favourite wheels Anyway, here she is -
  36. 3 points
    Ok, feeble attempt at the lawn connection..................anyone know where this is?
  37. 3 points
    Get a new specialist, I am afraid they do not know what they are talking about. All 987.1 Caymans have the final big bearing which firstly very rarely fails and secondly can't be replaced without splitting the crank case, so there's little point in checking it.
  38. 3 points
    On the way to Lands End in Cornwall and a great driving road.
  39. 3 points
    Too Late? Or am I excluded?
  40. 3 points
    Hi all, Not sure if it has been covered here in the past or not so I thought I'd share... I've been suffering from the dreaded "Trunk Clunk" for months and this weekend, I finally decided to look into it. Basically, there is a rubber/metal counterweight fitted within the rear hatch to aid opening/closing as well as damping vibrations by frequency matching but 180 degrees out-of-phase. Over some bumps it moves so much it contacts the inner structure of the hatch giving the most annoying and predictable 'clunk'. I found this guide really helpful and it seems to have solved the issue for now! http://www.planet-9.com/reviews/miscellaneous/p7-porsche-stopping-the-hatch-26quot-3bclunk-26quot-3b.html Greg.
  41. 3 points
    Just introducing myself.... I have a GTS PDK in racing yellow... absolutely love the thing!!! It's a keeper!!!!
  42. 3 points
    Folks, I know this topic is not purely for Cayman owners and I apologise if it goes against CaymanOC rules (if it does I'll remove it). However we're all Porsche enthusiasts at heart. If anyone is within driving distance Peterborough and fancy a night of Porsche chat? There is a Tipec meeting next Wednesday 11th January, it's for the newly formed Peterborough Tipec region, everyone is welcome to pop along and chat about all things Porsche. The Botolph Arms 465 Oundle Road Peterborough, PE2 7DD Meeting will start at 7.30pm. http://www.tipec.net/regions/Peterborough/
  43. 3 points
    My wife and I have just returned from a week away on the Isle of Man. We covered 871.3 miles with an average fuel consumption of 30.4 mpg, quite acceptable for a 2.9 but nowhere near as good as the consumption figures reported by some 981 2.7 owners. Our trip started on Friday with a tour of the Morgan factory in Malvern, the next day we spent at the Chateau Impney hillclimb. Sunday saw us at the Albert Dock, Liverpool for a tour of 'The Beatles Experience' then on to Heysham to board our ferry at 02:15 (yes, a.m.!). We spent four days on the Isle of Man, drove the TT course, experienced the opportunity to drive unfettered by speed limits, watched some of the Southern 100 motorcycle races, and visited the new'ish motor museum. We enjoyed our time on the island and would go again. Our hotel was in Ramsey which had a nicer small town atmosphere than Douglas. Although some roads do not have a speed limit I found little opportunity to make the most of them due to other traffic or mist/rain. I've been to quite a few motor museums but was very impressed by this one, I liked the write-ups detailing how many of the cars came to be in the museum. I had intended to use my recently purchased Panasonic Lumix G7 compact digital system camera to take lots of pictures of my car posing in scenic locations but failed. The camera is just not as user friendly as I'd hoped with far to many buttons with functions I have failed to memorize. To cap it all, most of my pictures were over-exposed, it turns out that this is because when you use the exposure compensation adjustment the camera remembers the settings even if you switch it off and on again - that seems totally dumb to me. Anyway, if you're considering a visit to the Isle of Man then go for it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  44. 3 points
    I live up here in NC500 country near Inverness. I did the route early April. The best time to do it. July/August the worst possible time. Far too many camper vans/caravans/motor bikes on the route to make it a pleasure. My tips....... Do this route anti-clockwise from Inverness. Research your points of interest. There is a lot to see. I stopped at Forss House Hotel, Thurso, for first overnight. An unforgettable experience in a good way. Other suggested stopover points are Lochinver, and Torridon. It's up to the individual and their budget where you stay. Bear in mind, quality comes expensive in the far north. Please remember fuel stops are few and far between. My advice is fuel up at Wick and Ullapool. That should see you back to Inverness ok. Take care on the the roads where unfenced sheep are free roaming. Tip.....if the sheep are sitting down or grazing that's ok. If they are on the move, look out. Please, please do take in some of the scenic attractions. It's not a race. Some very interesting geological features in the far north as well as stunning views. Eg Duncansby Head near John 'o Groats. Finally, be aware of your speed. There has been publicity in the local press in the Highlands about some drivers treating the NC500 as a race. Some think it is worth the pub talk to say they have done it in X hours. My advice is forget it. Police Scotland have been made aware of the speeding element and have dispatched specialist units to the far north to catch a few of the perpetrators and make an example of them to discourage the "race track" theme. Another reason to go off season, October to April is the best time to do the NC500............Less police. It's a stunning drive and has some wonderful driving roads combined with Highland hospitality. Enjoy! I hope this helps. It's certainly a route well worth doing. Brian
  45. 3 points
    Best bet is to allow enough time and not be too rigid with timings and routes. The great joy of driving up here is discovering stuff by accident. If you have a rough idea of places you'll be passing through let me know and I'll see if I can recommend any must sees. I did the drive before it got branded NC500 ;-) Photos here https://www.flickr.com/photos/webdunk/albums/72157631944372572 They are geo-tagged and a description of my route is included.
  46. 3 points
    Yes, I've removed most rear end nomenclature from my cars. It's pretty easy First, clean the general area and heat the letter up with a hair dryer until nice and warm. Slightly to hot to comfortably touch. Use fishing line or dental floss, wrapped around your fingers on each hand, tuck it under one end and use a sawing motion. This cuts through the middle of the adhesive pads holding the barges in place. Next, you need a little glue & tar remover or similar, to remove the remaining black messy adhesive. Sorted
  47. 3 points
    Working at the Nurburgring 24H this weekend. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Red Square Images (please like our page on Facebook etc) For now it's goodnight from the pit lane
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    I would love to go one day. But....its a bit far.