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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
  4. 5 points
  5. 5 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.
  6. 4 points
    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.
  7. 4 points
    New door frame fitted, oh and also PSE fitted. Really makes the car
  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. 3 points
    Stumbled on these images on the Valmet website, the Finnish outfit that used to make Boxsters and Caymans. A few more here: http://www.valmet-automotive.com/automotive/cms.nsf/pages/BD781D63C314F2CFC22576CB004E15EC?opendocument
  13. 3 points
    Done a little video of the day at RPM...
  14. 3 points
    A few of @Andy's photos through the edit
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 3 points
    Just got this GT4. March 2016 / 2,100 miles / 1 owner. Replaces very low mileage 2013 Cayman S of last 2 years.
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    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.
  21. 2 points
    Have a great day and drive down, was hopping to join you but still feel ruff and not long got up, this dam bug that's going round has kocked me for 6 for almost 2 weeks now plus you wouldn't want me me anywhere near you right now lol
  22. 2 points
    I fitted an Alpine ApplePlay double din head unit that works well. It came with a colour matching faceplate and allows easy access to iTunes, Spotify, Podcasts, Googlemaps and reads/dictates texts, whilst also providing a really simple hands-free phone system. Granted as a touchscreen it looks slightly out of kilter with the dated and basic Cayman interior, but it works well, particularly with the Bose speaker system fitted.
  23. 2 points
    Yes that is what I have just paid for the new cables which come as a pair. One of mine had broken - apparently a fail safe if two gears were selected to stop the gearbox blowing apart! Not sure if that was what happened in my case. Didn't manage to get a look at the broken parts as they had already been binned. Hoping that things remain reliable from now on. Going into the local independent specialist for a free car clinic checkover at the end of January when I believe they will plug in and see if anything is amiss. Let hope they don't reveal its racing history!! Looking forward to long summer days with dry roads. Our recent snow and ice is no place for Caymans. Mine is fitted with PCM, telephone hook up, heated seats etc. Think this is the PCM Mk 2 or 3 but there are a huge array of functions and the navigation repeater display in the instrument panel is good. Now what journeys can we plan? Scotland for sure at some stage. SimonP
  24. 2 points
    Well done, looks great! Side view is the best on these cars, love this shot of mine
  25. 2 points


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