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  1. 8 points
    Hey All Just wanted to introduce myself, I picked up a Cayman on the weekend after spending the last few months trying to find the perfect car! This forum was extremely helpful with so many tips of what to look out for, big thanks! In the end, I went with a 2009 Gen 2 Cayman S PDK with 56k on the clock from the guys at Ashgood near Heathrow T5. Really fabulous service, can't recommend them highly enough! Its such a raw and thrilling drive - feels like a grown-up version of my 1987 MK1 MR2! love it! Look forward to contributing to this great forum! Thanks, All - Peace!
  2. 5 points
    Thought I’d report back with my feedback on RPM Technik. Dropped the car with them on Saturday (20/01/18) morning to perform the work through the week. Monday afternoon I received a call from the actual technician (Neil) who was working on my car to talk through everything he’d done and found. It transpired that there is nothing wrong with the rear springs or shocks and having measured the ride height of the car on their factory standard geo set up rig everything was normal. The ‘sag’ that I’m perceiving could just be due to a camber on my driveway which ‘rolls’ the car over to one side slightly when parked. I was really impressed with the fact that there was no attempt to ‘upsell’ any new parts or unnecessary work to me. The wet door card was investigated and some missing / incorrectly fitted clips were found to be the culprit, which permits water to penetrate from the door inner through to the card. The road test identified a flat spot in the Rev range under 2k rpm, which I’m aware of, but I think this is due to my usually <10 miles per day station commuting, and after a long / spirited run this seems to get ‘blown out’ with the cobwebs. ‘She’ sailed through the MOT the following day and I received another call on Tuesday from Ian (service manager) informing me all work was complete and the snow queen was ready for collection. Due to work I only collected her yesterday (Thursday) and she’d been fully valeted and was sat gleaming in the sun when I arrived at RPM (although I cleaned the windows again when I got home - but I am a bit OCD when it comes to glass smears). RPM even sent their young new engine workshop tech (Carl) to collect me from the local station at Cheddington (40 minutes out of Euston). I got (another) tour of the facilities by Ian, drooled over a silver and orange 996 GT3RS being valeted, had a quick chat with Ollie, was very well looked after by Zoe (anyone who charms me with the words ‘young man’ is a winner in my books 😉👍🏻), and the best bit was the bill! I’d budgeted £1,500-£2,000 and all the works came in at just under £1,400 incl VAT! Not bad for: • MOT • 40k service • Belts change • Brake fluid change • Aircon service (its cold as ice now and demists in seconds!) • Wet door card investigation • rear suspension ‘sag’ investigation • Rear coffin arms replacement (I supplied MEYLE arms myself from Frazerparts @ £270inc VAT) • Full geo set up In summary, incredibly impressed with the level of customer service, attention to detail, quality of work and excellent customer focussed attitude of every member of staff I’ve met, and all at a very sensible price. I had intended to make RPM ‘my’ garage as they’re only 12 miles away when I bought my CS from Cridfords last April, and I’m so pleased to find they are every bit as good as their reputation indicates. Highly recommended! Jason
  3. 5 points
    The guys at RPM Technik have kindly offered to host a Cayman OC meet at their HQ! We will be treated to breakfast (Bacon rolls and drinks), a guided tour of their premises and workshops, various cars on display including their latest CSR Cayman and the RPM GT4, a guest speaker with a Q&A session. 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: 9:00 - Breakfast 10:00 - Guided Tour of RPM 10:45 - Guest Speaker 12noon - Finish 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
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    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.
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    So finally got round to buying a set of LED rear lights. Been wanting a set since I purchased the car and these came up for a great price second hand so had to pull the trigger. SUPER!!! easy to fit. Its just 3 screws on each light behind the panel in the boot that you take off to change a bulb, then they just slide out.
  8. 4 points
    Best advice is: Is the car for you to enjoy or are you just borrowing it for the next owner? Your answer to that question should give you an idea on what you want to do with the above modifications. I'm bias however as mine is very much 'heavily modified' with no thoughts about resale value because its been done for me, IF i ever come to sell it (unlikely) I can approach that 'hit' in value knowing full well I have enjoyed every moment driving and changing it into exactly what I wanted.
  9. 4 points
    Personally not a fan of the duck tail but if we all liked the same thing we'd all be driving identical cars... Although a GT3 RS one of the other hand 😍 Regarding loud exhausts.... Loud pipes saves lives, be heard be seen 😁
  10. 4 points
    It would be helpful if you could share with us prices and where you are sourcing your new tyres, i'm sure other members would appreciate it given the interest many of us have in them Cheers
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    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
  14. 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.
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    Just traded in my z4 for a Cayman had it for 2 days. 1 word amazing!!
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    Early spring morning in the peak district.
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    To start you all off, here goes the first one ? (though not really arty):
  18. 3 points
    Done a little video of the day at RPM...
  19. 3 points
    New door frame fitted, oh and also PSE fitted. Really makes the car
  20. 3 points
    A few of @Andy's photos through the edit
  21. 3 points
    Sorry to hijack this thread, but had a great morning out meeting a few of you! Here are the pics I took, enjoy.. On route, standard service stop picture: Tom
  22. 3 points
    Hi to all at Caymanoc, have been following this forum for a while as I've been considering buying a Cayman for quite sometime. So, finally took the plunge a couple of weeks back and bought a 2008 2.7 gen1 in guards red it's basically a standard car apart from 18" Carrer 2 alloys ( think that's what they are ) and rear parking sensors. To be quite honest I'm more than pleased with it, I've kinda got a big grin from ear to ear when driving it and even the wifey approves which is a first, so big thumbs up. So, guys and girls apologies up front for any future numb skull questions and queries etc. cheers all
  23. 3 points
    Its that time of year when I subject you all to my thoughts, reminisce on the previous 12 months and contemplate the next 12. Its a little over two years now since the club was born and since then I genuinely believe there have been some significant milestones reached and the club has grown both in member numbers (nearly 1,000) and in reputation. We've been approached by one or two car magazines now to assist with features and input to relevant editorial pieces. We've developed relationships with a number of well know Porsche indys some who offer to host our club meets, and the Super Sausage loves us more than the Honda owners club! (source @Beanoir). All of these are great achievements which many of you have helped to contribute towards, so thank you. The Admin and Moderation team constantly work hard to ensure that the website, social media platforms and forum is kept running smoothly. We do rely on members to alert us to issues particularly relating to the general performance of the website, some of you (@DJMC) are particularly efficient at such matters - i'm sure i'd be far less busy without you . We try to correct the issues raised, but some of a more technical nature can often keep us scratching our heads with little in the way of solutions being found for months on end. Keeping a website going can be a mine field of jargon and tech sometimes! Big thanks to @Andy this year for keeping up with Mod duties and helping out with the social media stuff whilst dealing with the fun of fatherhood, i'm sure 2018 will bring a better balance of sleep vs. semi functional human existence! Next year we'll be focusing more on getting out there, more regular local meets and more representation at national events. Its great when members offer real support for the club and our presence at Beaulieu this summer wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for @Nail it taking on the job of arranging our spot at the show - huge thanks Duncan! The meet at RPM Technik in January promises to be a great venue with the guys there really rolling out the red carpet for us, so it would be really great to see a good turnout, looking forward to that. I encourage every member who wants to contribute to come forward with feedback, ideas and spare time, we'll consider most things! Christmas is very nearly upon us, so I wish you all and your families a very merry Christmas. Enjoy the down time and in between; in the words of a famous Porsche guru, "Get Out and Drive" Cheers! The OC Team View full record
  24. 3 points
    Just got this GT4. March 2016 / 2,100 miles / 1 owner. Replaces very low mileage 2013 Cayman S of last 2 years.
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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.
  27. 3 points
    Hi all, New to the club (and my car, will have had it 2 weeks by Sunday) but hope to meet a few of you at Super Sausage on Sunday as I'll be heading over with some of the TIPEC Peterborough crowd for a look round cars and meet like-minded folk.
  28. 3 points
    New to the site but i like this idea ?
  29. 3 points
    Not very arty....but pics of my gen1 at Pennan on the north east coast of Scotland....... as featured in the film Local Hero.... if you look closely, in the back ground you can see the red telephone box outside the inn... for those that know the film that is ?
  30. 3 points
    Ok, feeble attempt at the lawn connection..................anyone know where this is?
  31. 3 points
    How about this : http://www.porsche.com/silverstone/en/experience/psds/warmup/ You take your own car and an expert tells you how to get the best from it. Once you know your limits and the car's limits, it might give you a good idea of what might make it better for you. Cheers, Bryan
  32. 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.
  33. 3 points
    Ha! Based in the Cotswolds and OPC Swindon are well located for easy access for lots of people, and have a nice showroom and car park
  34. 3 points
    Since it's now spring, we decided to have a bit of a freshen up and bring a more collegiate feel to the website with a new theme applied across the website and a few other more modern touches. So we can now unveil the new look CaymanOC.com website! The main change is the landing page is no longer the forum, but a page of articles which so far have been populated by a few of our stories and with the help of Beanoir's blogging. We'll continue with this and if any members feel they would like to submit any articles for the home page then please send them to any member of Staff and we will have a read and stick it up for the world to see. For those of you who use a mobile device to view and use the website and forums, you should find there is a big improvement in the way it works too - I certainly have. The forum retains the same structure and is easily located on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Thats about it for now, but should anybody have any issues then let myself or @Andy know and we'll try and help your out (again website only please - we charge for health and relationship problems. Enjoy Tom
  35. 3 points
    Couldn't stop smiling yesterday after I picked up the Cayman S and drove it home, via he Suffolk coast. Everything seems to be in order, sounds great and for a 10 year old car it has been well looked after, the paint work is almost perfect apart from the odd small stone chip, the interior is spotless and looks almost new. The only noise I have come across is from the steering wheel which is like a rubbing, so quiet that you can't hear it from the passenger seat, will investigate more. Will add pictures and a list of extras later this week.
  36. 3 points
    This weeks pictures can be posted here, this week we'll be keeping the theme to general Cayman pictures.. as arty as you can! A reminder below on the rules: Each week we will start a new thread for you to post just ONE picture of your PORSCHE Cayman... not the animal variety… If you decide to change your submission, then please edit the original post – duplicate submissions will be removed. We may suggest a different theme or model for instance, but each picture will have a nod towards the car. The members who's photo gains the most likes will be that week’s winner, if there is a tie break situation then staff will arm-wrestle over the one they prefer.. or consult the resident professional photographer.
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    On the way to Lands End in Cornwall and a great driving road.
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    Too Late? Or am I excluded?
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    Well there's no comeback to that is there, to be fair it pretty much sums the place up! Half a mile from here and you'll even find roads made of concrete, we've half a dozen fords locally and most of the roads still have a strip of grass running up the middle...seriously. However, there's some lovely roads with a decent dressing coupled with fun, challenging corners...shame that most of them are below sea level
  42. 3 points
    So far only the pics from the supplying dealer but will get some more on a sunny day
  43. 3 points
    Well....I'm sitting here with a broken neck (seriously) and Google has become my best friend. Due to an extended moment of boredom I can lay the blame firmly and squarely at the door of Google for the purchase of a Cayman, and the subsequent search for a decent owners club!
  44. 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.
  45. 2 points
    This very useful fuse layout may help out for future issues, maybe it can be made a 'sticky'? This fuse box information is ONLY for the following Porsche models and years: – 2005 to 2013 Porsche 987c Cayman and Cayman S – years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fuse Box Location The fuse box in the Porsche Cayman (987c series) is located on the doors side of the drivers footwell, under a black cover. Once the cover is removed you’ll see the fuse box. There are 5 rows of fuses in the fuse box diagram (A to E). Each row have 10 fuses. Fuses nomenclature is A-5, C-7, etc… Fuses List and Amperage Row A Fuse no. Description Amperage Fuse 1 Power Window Left Door TRM3030 A Fuse 2 Central Locking Left Door TRM3015 A Fuse 3 Rear Control Unit TRM30, Rear Spoiler, Rear Lid Release, Two-Tone Horns15 A Fuse 4 Power Window Right Door TRM3030 A Fuse 5 Central Locking Right Door TRM3015 A Fuse 6 Rear Control Unit TRM30, Left Tail Light, Brake Light15 A Fuse 7 Rear Control Unit TRM30, Right Tail Light, Rear Fog Light15 A Fuse 8 12V Sockets7.5 A Fuse 9 Rear Window Heater25 A Fuse 10 Cigarette Lighter15 A Row B Fuse no. Description Amperage Fuse 1 Instrument Cluster TRM30, Weight Detection TRM30, Diagnostic Socket TRM3015 A Fuse 2 Passenger Compartment Sensor7.5 A Fuse 3 Seat Adjustment Control Unit TRM30, Memory Control Unit, Combination Steering Column Module TRM30, , Tyre Pressure Monitoring Control Unit TRM30, Alarm Siren, Sportchrono, Tilt Sensor15 A Fuse 4 Headlight Washer system25 A Fuse 5 Unused7.5 A Fuse 6 Vehicle Electrical System Control Unit TRM30, Filler Flap Release7.5 A Fuse 7 UnusedA Fuse 8 Tiptronic Control Unit T307.5 A Fuse 9 Telephone TRM86S7.5 A Fuse 10 Heating Klimatronic TRM3025 A Row C Fuse no. Description Amperage Fuse 1 Unused7.5 A Fuse 2 Diagnostic Socket TRM15, Klimatronic Control Unit TRM15, PASM Control Unit TRM15, Refrigerant Pressure Sensor TRM15, Clutch Switch, Electronics Box, Mobile Phone TRM15, Heated Spray Jets7.5 A Fuse 3 Front End Control Unit TRM15, Light Switch TRM1510 A Fuse 4 Brake Light Switch10 A Fuse 5 Tiptronic Control Unit TRM15, Tiptronic Position Switch TRM1515 A Fuse 6 Rear Window Wiper, Non-Dazzle Interior Mirror TRM15, Park Assist Control Unit TRM1515 A Fuse 7 Combination Steering Column Module TRM157.5 A Fuse 8 PSM Control Unit, Sensor Cluster, Key Module TRM1510 A Fuse 9 PASM Control Unit TRM3015 A Fuse 10 PSM Control Unit25 A Row D Fuse no. Description Amperage Fuse 1 Fuel Pump25 A Fuse 2 Unused25 A Fuse 3 DME Control Unit TRM307.5 A Fuse 4 UnusedA Fuse 5 DME Control Unit TRM87, DMTL Valve, Secondary Air Pump Relay, Engine Compartment Fan Relay, Camshaft Adjuster, Camshaft Sensor, Intake Pipe Changeover Valve, Tank Vent Valve, Hot Film Mass Air flow Sensor, Air Conditioner Compressor Relay, Tiptronic Valve, Valve Lift Control25 A Fuse 6 Oxygen Sensor/Heating ahead of Catalytic Converter, Oxygen Sensor/Heating behind of Catalytic Converter25 A Fuse 7 Ignition Coils, Injection Valves15 A Fuse 8 DME Control Unit TRM877.5 A Fuse 9 Electronics Box, Mobile Phone TRM30, DVD Player TRM30, PCM 2.1 TRM30, Telephone TRM30, CD Autochanger TRM3010 A Fuse 10 ASK Amplifier TRM30, Bose Amplifier TRM30, Bose Subwoofer TRM30, Heating, Climatronic25 A Row E Fuse no. Description Amperage E1 Seat Adjustment, Left, Seat Memory Motors Left30 A E2 Seat Adjustment, Right, Seat Memory Motors Right30 A E3 Unused30 A E4 UnusedA Fuse Box Diagram:-
  46. 2 points
    Hopefully see you all Poplars at 08:15
  47. 2 points
    Of course, yes! Be good to meet you there.
  48. 2 points
    Just been for a night drive on my usual (unlit) country A-Road commute and the difference with the nighteyes LED H7s in the dipped beams is startling. I have a 987.2 with the ‘projector’ style halogen lamps. I dont think the beam projects further overall than the old halogens, but it seems to be a ‘constant’ light from right in front of the car to its cut-off point some 30 metres ahead. Whereas the halogens seemed to ‘fade’ / weaken the further out from the car. Also the light’s lateral range really illuminated the road from edge to edge, and really reflects back well from reflective surfaces like road signs, cats eyes, bollards, runners/cyclists clothing, wildlife eyes - so I can spot anything on the verge up the road long before I’m level with it. I think these LEDs provide as good a degree of road illumination as the bi-xenon lights on our family diesel SUV of Korean origin and are a vast improvement on the Halogen bulbs for a mere £21. Hopefully they’ll last too - they come with a 3 year warranty. I may may invest in some of their H9s for the main beam too on the near future.
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    Resurrecting this thread - I’ve just ordered these (Bushmans choice) as a replacement now the nights are drawing in. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371714456856?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I don’t drive much in the dark (it’s only 5 miles to/from Home and the station before & after work), but the original halogen bulbs are pants. It’s noticeable when I drive our family Kia with bi-xenon lights and I can see everything far further up the road. I’ll report back on their (hopeful) improvement on a 987.2 over/after the wknd as I’m heading to Lancs and back some of which will be in the dark.
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