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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!
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  2. Living in the South East the only time you can really enjoy the roads is early morning or late at night. I find it utterly brilliant for clearing the mind. And just because I like the photo here is a completely gratuitous shot 😀 Anymore sunrise (or sunset) shots?
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  3. Hi everyone, Having lost my job (professional car designer) due to Covid19 I've decided to focus on what I love doing and I'm passionate about and hopefully turn it into a business: designing custom parts for Porsche cars starting with the 987 platform initially. The idea is to have a UK based business without the need to import from other countries, but equally I'd be happy to ship anywhere in the world. For us here in UK I see not may options and more importantly they are always way too expensive. Parts will be made out of composite (GRP) and ABS (4mm th
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  4. Hey guys. Figured some in here might be interested in this. We spent a very long time trying to figure how to reduce weight on an already pretty light car... Carbon deck-lid and doors sprang to mind. That was nearly a year ago! lol And thanks to being at home every day for 12 weeks - here's the first piece... Finally ready for the glass and a test fitting on the car. Pretty happy - 3.5 kg -
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  5. 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
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  6. Carrara white body colour matched, and ties in nicely with all the other (factory fitted) colour coded trim around the cockpit. £350 for prep and painting from a fantastic paint shop in Milton Keynes. It took the shop a day+ just remove the soft touch coating and sand back to bare plastic. 😳 I can highly recommend the workmanship of Martin at: http://www.ro-fit.co.uk/
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  7. Welcome to Q2 of the Cayman Market Watch, our regular feature primarily to provide you with a view of pricing on the Porsche Cayman market. Aimed at helping those selling or buying to make more informed decisions on price. Cayman 718 The not so new 4 cylinder turbo car introduced in 2016 seems to be a veritable bargain at the moment, prices for private sales of the base 2.0L car with average mileage and a few options are now around £28-30k. Think what you like about the turbo flat-4 cars, but with prices for these cars nearing that of a 987.2, it does s
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  8. CAYMAN R & 987 SPYDER Exclusive Petrolheadonism Meet We are excited to inform you that we are still looking to welcome you on Sunday 9th May 2021 for your event as we will be allowed to reopen as a Pub / Restaurant for outdoors service only - therefore the only downside is you cannot stay in the hotel the previous night (unless the current hospitality challenge against the Government was to be successful and change their planned dates for reopening.) Our Food & Refreshments service will be as per your booked tickets on the day in keeping with our outdoor events approach deplo
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  9. It has come to our attention that some members have reported significant issues after having purchased items from PorscheShop.co.uk. We have investigated the issues further and it appears to be a significant and more widespread issue. Until we can successfully establish contact with PorscheShop.co.uk we highly recommend to all members that you do not purchase any items from PorscheShop.co.uk. We have suspended the discount scheme we offer to our Premium Members with PorscheShop.co.uk effective immediately until the issue is resolved. We obviously understand that the
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  10. Thanks all. A few snaps,
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  11. There will be many eyes rolling at the title I'm sure and much has been written on many an internet forum on the topic of N-rated tyres. But I'm not here to enter the murky depths of whether an N-rated tyre has a different rubber compound to it's non-rated equivalent, nor am I going to make any claims as to the performance differences and whether by not using N-rated tyres you will find yourself in a ditch one day. Today, I'm focussing on something more specific, and answering the question "Do insurance companies require you to fit N-rated tyres on your Porsche?"
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  12. So, an update...this turned up to be a bore scoring problem...i think its always bore scoring when you have significant oil consumption for street driving. Two cylinders were scored significantly, one just light scoring. I got a few 13-18k offers to have the engine completely replaced in Germany...and then decided to do the repair myself on my own engine with just sending the engine block to Germany to be sleeved and pistons re-coated and fitted. Learned a lot during these last 6 months. This was my first engine rebuild that i did most of the engine work myself or with help from a fr
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  13. I've created a step-by-step guide complete with pictures for removing of the trunk / boot lid trim so you can access the vibration damping weight to sort out the dreaded 'trunk-clunk'. See attached .pdf file. Hope anyone who needs it finds it useful and helpful. Windy PORSCHE Cayman 987 Trunk Clunk Fix - How to Guide.pdf
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  14. Hi all, Finally getting round to using my R the way it was intended. Please see the evidence from last week’s track day at Castle Combe. V wet but great fun, even if I was a mobile chicane for some of the faster boys. Many thanks to those progressing the 2021 event which I’ll be very keen to attend. Please add my name if poss and I look forward to meeting many of you there.
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  15. Totally Porsche unrelated, but, since the age of 3 I've been designing Lego MOCs (stands for My Own Creations), mostly heavy machinery, cranes, cars, diggers, lorries and so on. I did work on the development of the Official Lego Defender launched last year and I've taken part of world contests with best result being 3d! Here a link of my creations (well, of the latest years at least) and attached some photos of current projects! My creations are always full remote controlled, close to real suspensions, differentials, gearboxes and including pneumatic, and usually have around 3
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  16. All posted gents, see photo for your Royal Mail track and trace Code highlighted to your Respective post codes. use this link: https://www.royalmail.com/business/track-your-item#/ hope they arrive safely for you all before the wknd. Jason
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  17. They’ve landed in the U.K. already 😮👍🏻😁🇬🇧
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  18. Hi Guys, Thought I'd let you see my amateur YouTubing, started off with a couple of Cayman videos: Hoping to do some more DIYs in the future, would value some constructive feedback, but its a bit of fun not a full time job. I dont narrate them as I have a rubbish voice for it, would need a voiceover artist.. Cheers Rich
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  19. Hi all Just thought I'd share my experience of replacing the interior boot/bonnet release switch. My frunk switch stopped working the other day - the switch itself suddenly felt a bit loose, which I soon learnt was a common issue, where a small part of the internal plastic gubbins breaks, so a whole new switch is required. Searched on D911 etc and the part was coming up at around the £80 - £100 mark. But there are lots of sellers on eBay of what looks like the same part for around £20. So I decided to take a punt on the cheaper option, on the basis that if it was a cheap cop
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  20. Since some of you might not follow my Insta page I'm adding photos from my customers and their installed PDI ducktails. Many other customers have received their copy and currently having them painted before fitting it. So far I've had many customers in America, Canada, Taiwan, UK, Germany, South Africa and many other locations around the world. Render: Special guest: BISIMO
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  21. Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I thought you'd like to know about the book that Colin has written, thus the post, which I hope is ok to share with you below. Many of you have been asking Colin to share his knowledge and experience on paper. Well here it is! For the first time in over four decades, inspired by the questions our clients ask time and again, Colin is publishing the engineering view on constructing your successful track day. The first in a series: Your Track Day Guide - Where to Begin & What to Buy - looks at all those questions you as
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  22. .......that us Cayman owners already knew; https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.carmagazine.co.uk/amp/best/used-cars/?fbclid=IwAR3q2xdqpWRq3UjYK2Sw4YzdrT4ADLxo9hNMhDgy-HJ6MxwxgD6xKBD7dCA
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  23. Picked up the repainted bumpers on Wednesday and refitted them over the past couple of days. They really lift the look of the car 🤩 Also changed the front screw on plate and plinth for a vinyl stick on one - I think it keeps the nose cone line a lot cleaner 👍🏻
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  24. Yep well up for attending this event again! Probably cause even more of a stir than it did last time 😂
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  25. Usually I like to get my hands dirty when it comes to keeping my car clean, but sometimes a job needs indoor space and professional skills, way beyond my own. I've known Paul at Revolve for a few years via a 350z club and a while back he struck out to follow his passion for detailing. I have been watching his work online ever since. After letting him practice on lesser marques like Maserati, Aston Martin and Ferrari, I've been looking forward to having the right job to send his way. I wasn't expecting perfect paint when I purchased on a 6 year old black car, but one of my first vis
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  26. 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! 😃
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  28. Dartmoor - Rain, rainbows and the R
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  29. Update: Fitting tests, so far great! The ducktail follows perfectly the tailgate shapes! Even better than my R stock wing! Next step will be painting and bolting it! Stay tuned!
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  30. I have updated the list on page one, we now have 40 Cayman R's and 2 987 Spyders. I will confirm the date with the Hotel and provide further updates on bookings etc. Thanks Peter
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  31. Taking the above comments into account my feeling would be to make the food offer something very casual and outdoor, so either a Pizza, burger type thing or a BBQ. No sit down meal. Small entry ticket fee to cover the venues expenses and make it worth their while to get involved to me seems fair, especially as it includes your food and drink. Otherwise we end up just meeting in a car park on an industrial estate or getting Porsche Club GB involved who likely will completely take over. Separate parking for R's and Spyders (if we get some Spyders?) some photos, look at all the c
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  32. Hi Glyn, It's much nicer in here anyway, like a nice country pub with a log fire, a nice dog walking around and a busty barmaid, whereby PH is just a Weatherspoons.... Good riddance to them, though a life ban for calling Moose a fu#kwit seems harsh when it's factually accurate. Get some more pics of the R up in here, the more the merrier, and the more interesting we all make it, the better it will be for all. Now go and get a round in you tight bugger 😄😃
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  33. Update time: 2 track days down since the winter work was completed and the car feels better and faster than ever. In fact, I think it's now done, complete, finished, no more performance related modifications.... Sitting in torrential rain in a traffic jam on the way home convinced me not to go full race/track car. I need music, air conditioning and some comfort on the long journeys. So now the goal is reliability and maintenance, how boring! So here's a picture of me yesterday lifting a front wheel at Castle Combe.
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  34. package on the way guys!!! Thanks to all.. Jason check your email for tracking info.
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  35. I realise it's not a Cayman video, but very interesting all the same.
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  36. "car has not been driven on a track in my ownership. I also made sure to research the same during the original purchase in 2018, and found that it was very unlikely to have been case with the previous owners (3)." I find this fear of cars previously having been tracked a bit unfounded really. Most people I know (and there are of course exceptions) who take their cars on track are fastidious about maintenance and tend to drive with more mechanical sympathy than the average driver. In contrast to this, the clichéd "one lady owner" or "retired gentleman" that I know only do the bare
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  37. 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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  38. That is the one that I have just bought, good price too , I'm a happy chappy 😃
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  39. Hi Guys, May I attend to? Thanks for the opportunity and high 5 to the dudes organising. Daz West Midlands Cayman R (Black)
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  40. 1. Budflicker 2. Pandalf 3. Frayz 4. S3 AKR 5. Jlittlejohn 6. Y3 OWA 7. Stu T 8. SJE 9. Cliff R 10. Swanny71 11. 911Jon 12. Mogsmex 13. Jon704 14. Ian Jones 15. Pete the Glass 16. RSX Boy 17. CaymanR 18. Julian987 19. Andy Fagan 20. Immunda 21. Simon Jolly 22. b4llyd 23. Felixgogo 24. Paul Davis 25. Martin - Aqua Blue 26. Grant 964 27. Gary Stanford 28. Draven 29. K400RDY 30. Cl0v3rl3af Ok, we have 30 now so I will approach Porsche
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  41. I had to read it a few times before i cottoned on. Im not even going to address that typo
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  42. 2009 987 Porsche Boxster Cayman - Service and Technical Information SIT your welcome 😉
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  43. May as well update this, picked up a gen 1 S at the weekend. 1 owner with a recent rebuild from Porsche. So not immune to future issues (as a hartech rebuild would be) but gives me enough confidence that I can treat it well and it should be fine for a (long) while hopefully!
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  44. Hi Scott, Plenty of people have gone this route using H&R springs yes. The "worth" bit it's personal....what are you trying to achieve? Forget about handling because if you want to make a difference then you need to start looking at sway bars, adjustable drop links and adjustable LCA. And here we are talking £££. Look wise it's well worth it....no doubt about it....sitting well on the wheels and having the right stance improves the whole look of the car. Keep in mind it's not just the springs, you'll need installing and then a good geometry again!
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  45. Hiya Craig: Appreciate the nomination ! No need for me to become a stumbling, incoherent wreck though - especially when you’d likely need a translator / subtitles with my deep Suffolk drawl 🤣 - when there’s plenty of de-snork vids on YouTube already 😎 ***Basically you only need remove the outermost plastic baffle plate that will be right in front of you - once you’ve had a fight with and removed the grille.. Then also remove the inner shaped frame that the de-snork mesh clearly clips onto to install that. And refit in reverse order. **Do not / no need to go any further an
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  46. Perfect - 10 all in 👍🏻 The group buy price (assuming no import duties), will be: £15 each. calculated thus: 10no. Grilles printed and shipped to U.K. $140.99 => £114.40 £114.40 / 10 £11.44 U.K. Packaging: Padded ‘large letter size’ envelope @ £1 U.K. Postage: Large letter first class recorded delivery @ £2.45 Sub total: £14.89 Total (I’ve rounded up by 11p each to cover my £1 parking in town to get to the post office and because I hate odd numbers!) = £15. I will PM
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