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  1. Well it's that time of year again, and what a year it's been!! I'm sure for some this Christmas will be a strange one and for others maybe even a tough one without friends and family not able to visit, but whatever position you're in let's celebrate the best we can and move onwards and leave 2020 behind us! I sincerely hope that next year is an improvement in many ways, from a Club perspective I've missed seeing many of you in person and I hope that we can convene soon in some way. Stay safe, enjoy yourselves, have a merry Christmas and see you in 2021!
    11 points
  2. I'm off to have a little test drive of a GTS4.0 today. Quite looking forward to it, will report back with my thoughts later on! 😃
    4 points
  3. Kind of agree here. If my car was worth £40k+ and in warranty period etc - an OPC / Porsche Indie would get far more of my business. As it is i share the work carried out on it between non-specialist tasks (Where basic mechanical / electrical 'rules' apply whatever the marque) being done by a local, long-time trusted and may i add very skilled everyday mechanic; and leave the more specialist works (Where if i was the buyer i too would prefer to see in the service records / history) - that these have been carried out by a more Porsche targeted / specific Engineer.
    3 points
  4. I never updated this... My transmission mounts were knackered, but the engine mount was OK. By the time you have it out, you might as well replace it though. Shifting is much better now with the new mounts, and the car drives a bit nicer- just feels a bit more solid. these are the parts I used: 1x 997 engine mount (= same part as a 987 engine mount) https://www.rosepassion.com/en/parts-porsche-997-2-2012-eu-997-c2s-cabrio-pdk-gearbox/clutch-gearbox-parts-115/gearbox-support-134/9a137505502-p250734-transmission-mounting-135-5339-250734?fbclid=IwAR1j7aIA24m-1E_iGwh
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  5. Also, more pictures! There's a few pictures showing ground clearance too.
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  6. What a fooking year it's been! Have a gooden! 👍
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  8. Nick Merry Christmas. I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Hopefully we can have a few club meetings. Stay safe Darren
    3 points
  9. Hi - I'm looking for a Cayman 981 GTS. Flexible on year, around 20k miles. I'd like x73, PTV and Carbon Interior pack specifically which is hard to find. Missed out on one earlier this week. Flexible on PDK or manual and other spec tbh although Bose and DAB would be nice to have as would entry/exit feature. Colour wise Silver, Black or Grey. If you have one for sale, or are considering a sale please get in touch. Cash waiting. Thanks.
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  11. As an update to this (and to prevent others from making the same mistake), despite my Cayman settling and looking much more normal, I kept catching the front mudflaps on a particularly aggressive speed bump near me. After a bit of investigation (working through all of the front suspension components), I eventually realised that I had fitted the wrong spring pads for the Cayman R springs. The Bilstein B8s I bought (used) had come from the B12 kit and used the 3mm pads up front. I had transferred these over but the shocks I removed from my car (and indeed the Cayman R) call for the 6
    2 points
  12. Awesome gesture Lenny.... Group hug ❤️ 😎
    2 points
  13. I love in long hanborough near witney and need to do my condensers at some point before the summer. I've done them previously and they are dead easy (I think I spent more time cleaning out debris than I did actually doing the work). Once lock down is over, we could do them together if you want help? Probably best to find a weekend when my wife and kids are out though (I think my wife thinks that 1 porsche disassembled on the driveway is already 1 too many) ETA: I also have a GT3 MC to fit although most likely I'll do that in the next few weeks. You are welcome to use my scanner to
    2 points
  14. I damaged a rubber ball joint boot on an otherwise perfect ball joint. I purchased a new ball joint rubber seperately as they are available on ebay for a couple of quid. Split the balljoint, greased it and fitted the new rubber boot. Saved loads of time, fitted in situ, didn't need re tracking etc. Looked like new! https://www.balljointboots.co.uk/
    2 points
  15. Happened across this website which appears to have just about every colour Porsche has ever used on their cars, quite cool to browse and perhaps a useful reference. https://www.rennbow.org/colorwiki
    2 points
  16. The job is done! No sound changes from inside the cabin but it has more of a howl from the outside. Very happy with the results. I hate drone so this has been a perfect upgrade for me. All bolts except one came out cleanly. Flange on the aftermarket manifold was thicker so longer bolts were used in their place. My guy said it was a labour of love and is glad that he doesn't work on these too often. A pair of Cargraphics manifolds with cats are £2800 by themselves, so I'm over the moon with this for £1500.
    2 points
  17. Found this on Rennlist - very useful Intel for any PDK owners should you ever have any faults / issues with it. You may well NOT need to replace the whole box as Porsche OPCs would lead you to believe... Seems as though many faults could be resolved via relatively ‘cheap’ replacements of solenoids / valve body / various sensors - if you had the DIY competence, or trusted a capable transmission mechanic. Makes for some interesting technical reading too: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum/1172826-guide-to-repairing-a-pdk-transmission.html A lot of res
    2 points
  18. That's actually the reason I bought mine when I did. I could already foresee the issue post brexit (and I too think it is an incredibly stupid idea)
    2 points
  19. Brake pads are different on the R (and Spyder)... Exhaust too, but perhaps not relevant to this thread.
    2 points
  20. Cats Custom fabrication and welding cats to manifolds Fixing corroded exhaust flange Reconditioning exhaust system + hangers Fit manifolds Restore stock manifolds to OE condition as the flanges are corroded (for ability to return to stock) Renewing all bolts and gaskets Removing and refitting tip clamps Doesn't sound expensive to me... It's not a simple remove and fit job; I would have done it myself if that were the case. 200 cell cats from Carnewal are £1100 - and that's just for Gert to install the cats into your stock manifolds. A
    2 points
  21. Like everyone: very much looking forward to an altogether more normal 2021....... Merry Christmas all 🎅
    2 points
  22. I didn’t leave completely empty handed 😉
    2 points
  23. Well, a few short comments on the 718 GTS4.0. I made an appointment at OPC Silverstone to test drive their demonstrator. It's a GT Silver car with satin black wheels. It has the GTS interior pack and one or two other options, but not what I'd call 'heavily specced'. I had about 45 minutes in the car without a chaperone which was quite nice. I won't go through the usual features, like PASM and SC etc because we all know how these features work and they were the same as any other 718. First impressions, I think the GT Silver looks much better in the flesh than in photos on most
    2 points
  24. As anyone shopping gen 2 987 Caymans will know, finding one with extended leather isn't easy. For whatever reason, the option was selected by a much smaller proportion of buyers on the gen 2 cars than the gen 1. I spent about four months last year looking for a good gen 2 3.4 with extended leather but eventually gave up and bought one with the plastic dash and door cards. For me, the extended leather makes a big difference to perceived interior quality, so I went about sourcing a full set of dashtop, door cards and other panels like the glove box, panel under the steer wheel and t
    1 point
  25. Also, if you search Planet 9 forum, you'll find quite a bit of discussion with people using various spring pad combos to increase front axle height with the Eibach Springs, which leads me to believe that my problems were not isolated.
    1 point
  26. Yes, I kind of agree with you. First of all the mechanic I am speaking about is not "my usual" mechanic I would with my other car but is a guy near where I live who seemed ok when I spoke with him (I asked him something about a problem I had with my other car). So, because I liked him an because I felt he needed help (with the current covid situation I am trying to use as much as I can the local shops and I discovered that compared to the internet shopping is not that worse!) I thought that the maste cylinder work and the a/c condersers wuld have been something good for him.
    1 point
  27. When you do the condensers do the receiver dryer also, which is up by the screenwash bottle. Make sure you have the rubber O rings also. If you search on eBay and carparts4less you may get the parts for less than the kit. Remember to get it degassed first.
    1 point
  28. Worth buying a few spares of the 2 piece clips, I can't remember what they're called but the centre piece pushes through to hold them in... Otherwise, the screws are just self tappers (Philips head and the ones underneath are normally tore) and should be fine to re-use. You'll also need to strip the grills and fog light housing etc off the bumper too, which is a bit if a pain. The front splitter pieces too.
    1 point
  29. A 2nd here for Meyle ‘coffin’ arms - I fitted them to mine (well the garage did 😉), bought from Frazerparts. They’re actually higher spec than the OE Porsche parts - the inner centre-bushing has a harder shore rating (measure of stiffness - ie resistance to flexibility).
    1 point
  30. Depending on the mileage and age of the car ( and whether you know if they’ve been changed before or not) I’d probably be replacing the whole arm personally. These things tend to wear out after 40k miles, so save yourself the hassle of revisiting. If they are worn then replacing them all can make a massive difference on how well the car drives. The Meyle parts are good quality items, and available at very good prices from CP4L (aka Euro Car Parts) depending which voucher works best at the time.
    1 point
  31. With the year having just struck 2021, I would argue that not having cats is a little unjustifiable with what we know as a species to be true... we can each do our part. I don't want to derail my thread into a conversation about climate change and I would appreciate a separate thread for decats and its moralisation.
    1 point
  32. Hi, I'm looking for thoughts on a dual purpose road and track alignment for my Cayman. The car is full polybushed (with adjustable front arms) on Bilstein B8s and Cayman R springs. I currently have it set to -2.25 (2 degrees 15 minutes) front and - 1.6 rear with 2 minutes of toe in on the front and 5 minutes per side on the rear. This alignment works well on track (I appear to be using all of the camber on the front) but it is a bit too aggressive for the roads round me which are badly potholed and grooved. It's not unmanageable or dangerous feeling but y
    1 point
  33. To close this off, I ended up going : 1.7 camber front, 0 toe, 7.5 caster 1.5 camber rear, 5' toe in per side, 0 thrust (obvs) The car now feels much more civilised and more like a track capable road car rather than a road capable track car. I'll be interested to see how the front shoulders fare on track but either way it was going to be a compromise one way or another. I also raised the front end a little using 6mm (vs 3mm I had on there originally) compensation plates. Despite being a tiny increase, the added rubber has improved compliance and the f
    1 point
  34. Emissions test performed today and cats are working perfectly. Job done.
    1 point
  35. No affiliation...don't see many Cayman S Sports turn up in orange let alone modded to this extent. I'll reserve any comment on the price. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11132125?cId=11100529&cId=11060052&cId=11060375&cId=11074588&cId=10978804&cId=11118913&cId=11132125&cId=10952792&cId=11097351
    1 point
  36. Most lights are sealed with butyl rubber, hot glue gun isn’t the best idea as it goes hard and brittle with cold temperature. https://www.amazon.com/Sealant-PROMOTOR-Sealants-Installing-Windshield/dp/B07CTQ67X9/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=butyl+rubber+sealant&qid=1609625303&sr=8-5
    1 point
  37. my regular 987.1S with a Carnewal sounds awesome. I agree with @Beanoir™ definitely better to go down the Exhaust route, I don't think the intake sound will achieve much personally. It may be a placebo effect but since the upgrade I definitely feel it has a little more pull in the higher gears
    1 point
  38. It isn't needed but yes it might be good. The Cayman R is mechanically identical to a normal 987.2 Cayman with the exception of different shocks/springs, a remap, and aluminium doors
    1 point
  39. @sevenfourate I was initially going for the CR setup but tbh it's not that much different from stock... When lowering you'll find setting the geo is a bit more of a compromise between toe/camber with stock arms etc(due to being lowered)
    1 point
  40. As Lenny says - the R setup is ideal for fast road use. There is the recommendation of spacers and another deg or two of extra rear camber but I haven't tried it myself. I've found the stock R setup really balanced for fast road use and reasonable enough on track to not warrant changing it.
    1 point
  41. The issue you'll have is on the rear where you'll have to run more camber to bring the toe into spec. Otherwise you may want to look at the Cayman R geo. It looks okay for a fully road based car
    1 point
  42. Will be interested to see how this one progresses, good luck!
    1 point
  43. One option might be to put on non R headlamps for the time being, and just get some of those black vinyl decals for the rings, so they look the same.
    1 point
  44. Could be a good project this, I did see the auction a week or two back. Look forward to seeing progress, so do put a build thread up. The headlight might be the costly part there, the Cayman R units are black and quite rare. Watch out for some panels being aluminium on the R, the standard Cayman mostly had steel (maybe not bonnet). I think it was doors and bonnet on the R.
    1 point
  45. I had the "smile vent" put on my R finished in gloss black to match the rear spoiler as a visual balance and gloss black radiator grills, Techart exhaust tips came in gloss black too.
    1 point
  46. I don't think the first 987 with the headlight decals (Or maybe even trims ?); is helped by the fact they're gloss black. Which stands out too much imo. I've got Matt black for mine....a bit more subdued hopefully. Paint will hardly cost alot more than having it wrapped. One is alot more easily removed though; as you rightly say.....
    1 point
  47. The cars look good with the exception of the first car imho the black headlight trim went overboard. Bottom line is you will have to decide but a wrap is fixable . fyi....the term is called here....putting lipstick on a pig lol. Putting a BIG wing that came from a shopping cart starts an inner city poser look
    1 point
  48. So everybody, i have now gathered all the colour information on the cars registered thus far which is listed below. We have 52 R's and 4 Spyder's so if anybody knows 987 Spyder owners give them a nudge. Colour breakdown is as follows. Carrara White - 17 Peridot Green - 13 Black - 8 Meteor Grey - 3 Guards Red - 3 Platinum Silver - 3 Viper Green - 1 Aqua Blue - 2 Speed Yellow - 1 Cayman R's
    1 point
  49. Quick update, Date is confirmed as Sunday 9th May 2021 at The Sharnbrook Hotel and the itinerary for the day will be something as follows. Separate parking for Cayman R's and Spyder’s away from any other cars or spectator cars, the day would be an initial meet and greet, some photos, look at all the cars, meet everyone and have a chat and catch up for a couple of hours or so, some food at lunch to be something very casual and outdoor, so either a Pizza, burger type thing or a BBQ - no sit-down meal. We will then finish with a drive out on a pre-planned route as a group to a finishi
    1 point


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