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  2. thanks guys. Rich, battery is fairly new and is a high ampage Bosch. alternator is fine.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Hi I’ve not been out in my Cayman for 2 weeks (chomping at the bit) but using the time to do some maintenance on the car. Wife works for the NHS and daughter off school so working part time in a supermarket so am conscious about going out. Next grocery shop; then I’ll go and get it and get some fuel while I’m out and enjoy the trip.. Just so you all know; all the Porsche Centre Parts Depts are closed at present if you weren’t aware which means that all the independent Porsche suppliers (Ive tried them all) can’t provide genuine Porsche parts. Ive been trying everywhere to get a new AOS for the last week. Finally found a Porsche Centre (after contacting Porsche GB) that had one and was willing to get the part from their stores and send me it next week. Really impressed. All other suppliers just said Porsche are on lock down we can’t help you and so we are closed Porsche Centre was actually £10 cheaper taking VAT an p&p into account than any other price I got on the net so don’t assume they are the most expensive. Give them a try.. I will from now on.. Stay safe Cheers John Gen2 Cayman S (black)
  5. The gen 2 suffers from most of the issues affecting gen 1 which have already been mentioned in this thread. And bear in mind the newest gen 2 is now around 8 years old. Hi Just read the note above. I’ve looked back on the thread but there is no mention of issues the Gen2 has as per the Gen1. Appreciate the reference might be to other threads but can someone advise what the common issues are.? I’ve got a Gen2 and I was led to believe after quite a bit of research (appreciating that cars can fail at any time) that Porsche went out of their way to address a lot of the problems they had with the Gen1.? So am really surprised the Gen2 suffers from most of the same problems? I believe for instance that the Gen2 doesn’t have an intermediate shaft so no IMS bearing to fail and I’ve not heard about a lot of Gen2 bore scoring compared to Gen1 (know there are some) so am really interested to understand why the Gen2 suffers most of the Gen1 problems? If it’s things like AOS that’s fine, I can live with that as I’m replacing mine next week and 911 have the same issue but if they are identical then why are Gen2’s selling at £10k plus? Sorry, but not sure about that comment and if they were identical I probably wouldn’t have taken the plunge in Cayman Gen2 ownership to be honest.. Same reason I didn’t buy an E92 M3... Maybe I don’t appreciate the Gen2 reliability issues so I’d appreciate advice..? Many thanks Cheers John
  6. Which is exactly the same any other given day of the pre/post COVID world.
  7. I can’t think of a better way of being socially distanced than sat alone in the Cayman cockpit giving it some beans around empty roads.
  8. @Bushman I had a similar problem about a year ago after leaving the car for months without driving. Car started misfiring, most noticeable at low revs. The solution was a replacement solenoid and thorough cleaning. Fortunately I already had the car booked into a Porsche Indy for something else and they fixed it in a day. If I remember correctly, parts were £250 plus labour etc...
  9. Have you tested your battery is that ok? Is the alternator charging properly?
  10. Last week
  11. after parking up my lil S for a week or so at work whilst I was away on business, I came back to a random misfire mainly on 4 and 6 according to my OBD reader. starts beautifully every time, runs perfectly for a couple of miles then drops either 1 or 2 cyls whilst at low revs. the CEL flashes a few times. if I am quick enough, reving it up over 3000 rpm brings 6 cyls back in most times but as soon as the revs drop, back on 4. switch the car off then restart it, straight back on 6, back to normal for a while. resetting the fault with the ign eliminates shitty fuel so I thought cracked plug top coils. just got my tame mechy with a 4 poster to change my plugs and fit British made uprated Benchmark coils and whilst he was at it, a cam position sensor. This was flagged on several forums from all around the world as it appears that this exact fault is quite common but nobody seems to conclusively pin it down to a particular fault, but cam position sensors were a likely candidate. On the way home, same fault. The service centre next to my tame mechy had all the latest Porsche diagnostic software on his machine, loves Porkers but didn't just want to restrict himself to one brand so does all German makes. anyway, he diagnosed camshaft position solenoids as the problem. Some research suggests that before replacing them as they are about £250 each, to remove them and give them good solvent clean as the mesh filter gauze inside gets blocked with oil sludges and deposits and the solenoids stick. Question, has anybody else come across this issue and did cleaning out the solenoids cure the problem. cheers guys.
  12. Haha! Thanks. It's certainly cosy! I'll upload a proper cold start one tomorrow. Sounds epic on cold start. The video definitely shows post exhaust mod! What a muppet lol.
  13. It was sorted by a painless dent removal guy that specialises in it. He did one on my door too - great job and was only £25 per dent.
  14. Is that a golf ball dent circled in yellow? If so, what's your approach to remedial work? I'e got the same problem in a very similar spot!
  15. I wish it was my garage... It's my detailers unit. My garage is nowhere near as clean!
  16. First drive after hibernation done! Total work included: Quaife LSD, new clutch, PFC brake pads, oil, suspension geometry, RSS semi-solid engine and gearbox mounts, SOLO 2 lap timer, thorough underside clean and of course the CaymanOC stickers. Diff and engine mounts make the car feel so much better in every way, it's actually difficult to describe. Obviously all track days are off, so won't be able to put to the test for a long time. I'm right behind the non-essential travel at the moment due to Covid 19 and will not just go for a drive, but that has presented an issue. My daily Fiesta ST is broken, so I need to occasionally drive to work (otherwise working at home). So far two Police cars slowed down and pointed at me on my way to work, perhaps assuming I'm out for a hoon, but didn't pull me over. I removed the giant wing in an effort to go under the radar, as you can see in now blends in! On a serious note, hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
  17. Tickle my toes me that is what I call a garage 😁 your very lucky.. Must learn to stop swearing on this forum 🤔 they end up using daft phrases instead 🤣
  18. Yep I only drive mine April to end Sept. I've got a daily that can do all the winter trips, and has 5 seats so is much more practical. Keeps the mileage down, saves on road tax, and stops it getting covered in salt, especially the engine and gearbox hung out at the back there. Sorry I'm a bit OCD about keeping it clean! But I can understand both points of view.
  19. Following on from my 1 year update... I'm now over 3 years in! I eventually sold the S2000 after 18 months and got the CTR to daily in Oct. I got t-boned by a drunk driver in the CTR in Feb. It's been repaired, but COVID-19 has put a stop to the final remediation work to get it looking factory once again. This has been a whole fiasco (guy was disqualified, "stole" his mother's car) and it's behind me now. My Cayman has now become a fun, special car to me since having a daily again. It's like a little treat I give myself every time I drive it. Mechanically, nothing has changed or failed (I've bloody said it now though). I had to replace a rear mud guard which got mauled by a speed bump but £25 for the part, £10 for bolts, 15 minutes to change it over and good as new. Car sailed through its MOT once again. I no longer MOT with Porsche Cardiff as they were always fishing for unnecessary work. The paint had another correction and coating; previous guy stopped trading, didn't do a good job in the long run. Disappointed is the only word applicable. Wheels were also redone at the same time in platinum silver with new centre caps - was definitely what the CR needed to liven the looks back up over the hyper silver. Rear badge was replaced and the entire tailgate was given the thorough going over it needed. Had new wheel bolts all around as the old ones were tired and rusted. Anyone interested in taking them off my hand, please drop me a line. Cried a little inside at the price of replacements (Design 911 were cheapest) but it had to be done. New gas struts fitted to the rear - learnt the rear tailgate has a two stage lift! Three bloody years and I never knew it could go so high! I have captured this for your own initiation into the cult of the two stage lift: Car is in great shape overall and I'm more pleased than I've ever been. Porsche announced the 718 GTS 4.0 and I almost faltered but couldn't get the numbers to make sense in my head. Will wait a few years and redo the numbers. That's about it, really. Car is being driven. I'm smiling about it. There isn't much more to say. The garage that my car sits in is finally getting to where it needs to be, but that's another story entirely. Until the next update!
  20. I did a solid drive around the Beacons and Black Mountains just before the lockdown came in force. Credit goes to my brother for the picture (he has the 370Z). The roads into the Beacons now have checkpoints on them (not that I would go anyway). Best bet is to wait it out or, as others have mentioned, have a little enthusiasm on the way to the supermarket. A little. I get the impression that I'm against the norm as I always drive and tax my car through winter; it takes a really bad day for me not to go out in it. I live in South Wales - it's always cold! Do some of you really not drive Oct to Apr?
  21. Me too... Do you go in through the boot? I would love to see a video of how you get in there!
  22. Totally agree with that. Not driven mine since October 31st, was to be Taxed today, really miss taking it out...but it can wait and its not a problem to me.
  23. Very nice. I'm amazed you can get into your car in the garage.
  24. My next door neighbour was fined £120 on Monday for being out 'without reasonable excuse' - he thought it didn't apply to him, he quoted needing to drive his car for reasons' of mental wellbeing. It didn't work. I think some are really struggling to understand the simple instruction of 'stay at home'.
  25. Just remember guys, going out for just a drive isn't advisable with the guidence that has been put out. If you have an accident then all you are going to be doing is taking the much needed resource from the NHS and other services, then likely to be slapped with a fine from the Police as well.
  26. Hi guys and gals, So I made a video and put it on youtube, here's the link: https://youtu.be/fnV7qSHrN84 Hopefully that link works. I think the cold start bit st the beginning was actually before the mod 🤦‍♂️ I will make another better one at some point. Gives you an idea though. Please like and subscribe 😅
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