Niall Posted April 11, 2022 Share Posted April 11, 2022 Hi all, I picked up my new cayman at the weekend after a long search and plenty of advice / reading up on this great forum. It’s a 2007 manual 2.7 car in midnight blue and I absolutely love it. With 38k on the dial and 1 owner for all 37.5k of those miles, it appears to be in very well cared for mechanical condition with all service history accounted for at Porsche before switching to the specialist where I purchased it from. In Feb this year, they replaced the AC condensers, cross over pipes and carried out a minor service. Prior to purchase last week, the seller put it through a PPI and the mechanics couldn’t find anything to be worried about or note as “watch outs” which was reassuring. For context, they’re a very well regarded Porsche specialist with heavy presence in Porsche motorsport side of things so I have plenty of trust in them. I have to say, the car drives amazingly. Better than I had even imagined (and I’d done plenty of that). Being so new to Porsche, I’ve got a few questions that would be great to sense check to see if these are “just the way they are”, things I can DIY or stuff to perhaps get checked out by a different specialist (one nearer home). I’ve also got a few cosmetic related questions which hopefully people can help with: • I’ve read up about ‘trunk clunk’ and gone through the thorough guide by WindyMillar (thanks!) - when driving over most small bumps and rougher patches road, I can hear a bit of a ‘knock’. It’s nothing particularly worrying sounding but I’m really struggling to pin it down to the front end or back end of the car. Is this more likely to be trunk clunk rather than anything else? Is my best port of call to wind down the bump stops before anything else? • whirring noise at lower revs… I’ve noticed that the engine makes a bit of a whirring (some may call it squeal but that sounds a bit over-dramatic for what it is) when driving usually at lower speeds in 1st 2nd and 3rd and always at lower revs. Is this just belts doing their thing or anything to keep an eye on? • rear wiper removal. Is this easy enough for a fairly un-experienced but keen home DIY? What blanking plug do people recommend and are there any helpful how-to guides? • I’ve got a set of 18” turbo “style” wheels which are - in fairness- very nice but not my cup of tea. They’re on 265/35 rears and 225/40 front tyres - all Continental Sport contact 2’s with very good tread (6mm). If I were to change these to 17” wheels, would I notice a distinct change in ride quality? If I’m honest, the car is a bit on the stiff side for what will be a daily driver. I would really like to swap them for a set of more ‘classic’ styled original Cayman wheels but not sure where to start with this - is anyone here interested in a change? I’d only be willing to exchange for wheels in equally as good condition and with good tyres. • Head unit: it’s been fitted with a Pioneer unit but it appears to be fairly old (5+ years) and therefore has no Apple Car Play… it’s got a wire for connecting an iPhone in the centre console box but that only appears to help with making phone calls and charging g. I’d really like to have CarPlay - what head units do people recommend? I don’t want to spend an awful lot… given that I’ve already got an aftermarket unit in there, should I be able to switch a new one in myself easily enough? Thanks in advance for any help and looking forward to sharing more as I get to spend more time with the car! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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