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  1. 3 points
    It’s Halfords ceramic rubberised paint I’ve got my wife to very carefully paint on nail varnish basecoat then she sprayed the rubberised paint into Ritzel lid and painted that on very carefully too Honestly you can’t tell it’s not the original I’ve got enough paint to do 500 switches haha We plan on doing my wife’s Carrera 4 S switches at the weekend I’ll post a step-by-step photographic diary
  2. 3 points
    Hi everyone, I've just completed the build of a Porsche Cayman 987 rally car. I bought a 2007 987 road car and stripped it out, added a full FIA spec weld in roll cage plus all the usual rally safety stuff, competition seats, plumbed in fire extinguisher, 6 point harnesses, battery master cut-off switch etc. I fitted a Bilstien B16 coil-over kit and the front calipers and discs from the Cayman S along with some competition pads. I competed on its first event a week ago on the Neil Howard stages rally on Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire. All went well and we finished 33rd overall from near on 100 starters. The Cayman was superb to drive, I got to grips with it very quickly and soon felt completely at home with it. next event is next Sunday at Cadwell park in Lincolnshire.
  3. 3 points
    If you've got a 3.4 with a 6 speed box then 2.8 litres is about right. The 5 speed box takes less. I've never known more than 3 litres though. Bearing in mind you'll likely have to buy 3 litres anyway, is to top it up - 6 speed is all standard sockets, 5 speed uses a spline drive and a hex socket. - Jack car up on all corners, if you have access to a lift then it's far easier. The car must be level. - Allow oil to cool, you should check the level first. Open the filler plug, if it's a 6-speed then stick your finger in, if you can feel the oil level then it's about right. The 5-speed requires a special dipstick, or bent paper clip. Level should be about 10mm from the bottom of the filler hole. - Put filler plug back on, warm engine and gearbox up, let it run for 20 minutes. Now remove drain plug, all oil to fully drain, make a cuppa, check the drain plug for metal shards and bits. Clean them up. Torque drain plug to 18ft/lbs - Using a pump, fill oil to the levels described above. Torque filler plug to 18ft/lbs.
  4. 2 points
    I've been lurking on this site for a while now but should be able to make it to this meet! Approximately how long will you be waiting at Banbury for? I'm heading up from London and that looks on the way for me
  5. 2 points
    Hi All, just joined the OC and looking forward to meeting up with fellow enthusiasts this weekend. Please put me down for the meet.
  6. 2 points
    I'm not sure the spec of the two cars there is that much apart, the 981 isn't too bad spec wise. The 981 will feel more modern and a bit more spacious, the 987 a bit more communicative and smaller (in a good way) - depends what you prefer but i'd recommend driving both. They're both used Porsches so likely you won't see too much depreciation in either, but i'd put that aside, the reason you buy a Porsche is to get out and drive! I've just worked on a 981 buyers guide for CAR Magazine which will be published soon, so worth looking out for that in the shops, might assist your decision making.
  7. 2 points
    Thanks everyone, seems to be little to worry about then. Reading that thread makes me wonder if people are trying to look for an issue that doesn't exist. im going to speak to a dealer tomorrow to try and put a deal together
  8. 2 points
    Hartech ran a string on Pistonheads last year (see below) which might / might not be of interest. IMHO, the fabled gen 1 issues impacted circa 4-6% of cars (IMS and scoring combined, supposedly), and any issue with DFI lumps (assuming there actually is one) will be less. Fair to say, no manufacturer ever in history has produced a powertrain that has proven 99.9% issue free. Hence park the worries and crack on with purchasing then loving your Porsche 🙂 https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=48&t=1650925
  9. 2 points
    After much deliberation, I decided to take the leap and order a new build 718 Cayman GTS PDK for January 2019 delivery. Spec locked down on November 7th 2018,Guards Red with Gloss Black detailing, PCCB, 20mm lower Sport PASM. Current Graphite Blue 718 CS PDK now over 18k miles. This time next year it'll be closer to 30k miles and warranty due to expire. I would be taking a bit hit on depreciation. There is also the Brexit factor to consider. My driving is 90% touring with occasional track days. The GT4 is too hard-core track orientated for my purposes. I'm counting the days....... Brian
  10. 2 points
    I fitted the Porsche short shifter to one of our two Gen 1 Caymans, with the other left stock. Owning two at the same time allowed for side by side comparisons over the 3.5 years we owned both together. The shifting action was one of several noticeable differences between the two cars. The car that I fitted the short shift to always had a stiffer gear change, particularly when cold so my advice would be to only fit the short shifter if you are completely happy with the current shift action. The short shifter will make it stiffer. I actually preferred the lighter, though longer, shift over the shorter, stiffer one if I'm honest.
  11. 1 point
    The master cylinder is made by TRW - PMN166 is the part number. It was £205 on Amazon when I bought mine. Don't buy it from Porsche because you end up with the same part but it comes in a Porsche box. As for installation: it's a straight swap. You take your old one out and put the new one in. I did the swap in about 10 minutes and then it's about 2 hours to bleed the system. You need to bleed the brakes twice; which is where the time consumption comes in. You bleed once to get the air from the lines, then you need to drive and activate the ABS a few times (to remove air upstream of the ABS pump) and then bleed them again. If you have access to PIWIS or Durametric Pro, you can activate the ABS pump and it will bleed the brakes for you. No need to bleed twice or pump the pedal manually. I use a vacuum pump to bleed, personally, but there's a million methods out there. Buy new caliper bleed nipples and replace them whilst you're there. You'll thank me later. Edit: also, the TRW manual states to not bench bleed the master or operate the plunger without fluid present. Don't do it!
  12. 1 point
    Great stuff, making the trip to see Gert for a GT exhaust in January, really looking forward to it!
  13. 1 point
    This is the my wife’s carrera 4s today forgive the pics it’s still drying
  14. 1 point
    As Beanoir said a desirable upgrade. Really nice wheel and feels a lot nicer that standard wheel. I was fortunate enough that my car came speced with wheel and the paddle change. So looks like a positive to me.
  15. 1 point
    I haven't been able to pick the car up yet, the cruise control kit was delayed. Hopefully today or tomorrow.
  16. 1 point
    Yes Some time ago actually! Collected six months ago and now on just over 8k miles. I do miss the sound of the 6, but in every other way, this is a more enjoyable daily drive. Now with Zunsport grills fitted. Porsche Owners Club have a 20% of code, which helped. I’m happy with how they look and glad to be a little better protected Sorry for my slow response, but this forum platform is too painful for me on an iPad, so I’m not here often I know I need to make and effort though and will be up for another meet, if one occurs in the south
  17. 1 point
    Thanks, I have ended up going with -1 at the front and -1.5 at the rear with neutral toe all round, and see how that goes. for further adjustment, I'll get the car to CoG to have the tops mounts modified so I can run more camber at the front.
  18. 1 point
    Unfortunately it’s pitch black outside so apologies for the bad pics
  19. 1 point
    I changed my daily to a Range Rover and it has actually made me love the Cayman even more and yet I haven't enjoyed a daily as much as I have the Rangie. The experiences they offer are so contrasting that neither car becomes a competitor of the other. The loser in my whole scenario now is my e92 M3 as the other car better in so much in each aspect that it now rarely moves. It isn't as dynamically engaging as the Cayman and it isn't as comfortable or practical as the Range. Swap out the S2K for something wafty and you then still have a second vehicle that fights its own cause. All without enduring a characterless eurobox
  20. 1 point
    I know Ben Rushworth (Vtec Challenge Cup) runs a wider front track for balance albeit his DC2 is front drive
  21. 1 point
    For the Gen 1, it is 12 years or 120k miles IIRC. One of ours was around 95k, the other around 77k miles.
  22. 1 point
    I changed the gearbox oil in both the Gen 1 S cars we owned back in the spring. I used exactly 3 bottles of Redline 75W90NS in each, at 1 US Quart or 946 ml each, so a total of 2.838 litres nominally. I carefully leveled the cars on axle stands and in both cases, they were slightly overfilled from new as oil ran out when I removed the fill plug. I probably ended up getting around 2.8 l into the box, allowing for dregs in the bottles and fill pipe and this just about brought the level to the overflow point so pretty much perfect, being between the level quoted in the workshop manual and what had actually been installed at the factory. Make sure the suspension is not loaded when you remove the rear subframe braces for access to the drain plug. Also, I bought a length of plastic pipe so I could stick a small funnel in the end and secure it in a static position alongside the car and simply pour the three bottles in, standing up. This seemed a lot easier than laying under the car using my oil syringe to fill it up.
  23. 1 point
    Did mine last year, 3 litres gave me a drop left, I’m not sure you could overfill it either unless your car was massively unlevel when you filled it.
  24. 1 point
    This is forum member Andy Fagan going round very efficiently in his Cayman R on an RS day a couple of years back:
  25. 1 point
    So the exhaust has been installed, very happy with the results. Gert is a top bloke and has some lovely 993s. The run back was through some atrocious weather, but at least I could run in and enjoy the exhaust. Didn't bother with any before videos, we all know what they sound like. But here's an after:


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