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Stephen Auty

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Stephen Auty last won the day on March 23 2019

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  1. I watched this too as well as many others as I think we're all going to have to go this way at some point in the future and it's the only way you get to drive a classic looking car with an electric motor. Yes they are very expensive to do , you can buy a kit from California to convert an old Beetle and I think it's somewhere like £15k +import taxes and freight. Cayman is going to be £20-£30K I reckon. Not sure how you get the Tesla gear, probably from a crashed car.
  2. Do it yourself for sure, especially now with lockdown. Take photos of the old oil filter/oil and keep good records and receipts. While you're under there you're bound to find something else to sort out or just clean up. I wouldn't want anyone else doing my Cayman.
  3. I warmed up the engine (so the casing would expand) and I then tapped quite hard with a small hammer all the bolt heads..remember there is no use whatsoever spraying release fluid on them, it wont get to the threads at all and basically the stuck bolts in mine had become part of the engine block. I then used a small breaker bar and carefully applied pressure, they break off really easily because corrosion below the head has reduced the thickness of the bolt. If like me you have 5 of 6 snap off on one side you can't use the stomski jig because you can't hold it in place.. It's a horrible job. I have bought a Cayman now and really want to have a go at getting these ones out before they seize in forever if they haven't already.
  4. All the above is excellent information and should be used to make a purchase but do bear in mind it's quite rare and also remember all cars/machines have their Achilles heal. I bought a low mileage (19k) 987.1 Cayman S last year and was fully aware of the bore scoring issues but more than willing to take a small gamble for what is a fabulous and special little car and in reality not very expensive because it's often in the shadow of the 911. There is a theory that by fitting a low temp thermostat will help reduce the likelihood of developing bore scoring in the future and I'm going to fit one when I change the coolant this Spring.
  5. Oh I see , I'm sure this platform is fine, probably something with my settings, I don't know.
  6. No idea what that is but yes I can go to the main Forum and select the page I want to view from each thread but can't go page after page on one thread.
  7. Also look into "bore scoring" and how to identify it. It's probably the most expensive fix if your engine has it or develops it.
  8. This one too https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Cayman-24V-S-Coupe-3-4-Manual-Petrol/143493404555?hash=item2168df978b:g:SkoAAOSwmgteFhXT
  9. I saw this one recently and thought it was a good buy although you'd need to investigate. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-Cayman-s/193284656716?hash=item2d00a9ce4c:g:YV0AAOSw8fdd4oI-
  10. If I'm reading a thread when it comes to selecting the next page I get a screen saying " Loading" and a twirly thing but it never loads so I can't really use the forum..any ideas? I use a Mac
  11. I would be surprised if that was sump plug, it would be going backwards all over the exhaust and you would have lots of drips too. Really looks like driveshaft seal to me but could be engine oil coming from higher up..hard to say
  12. Here is a collection of some studs and nuts after removal
  13. I had to do this last week , again with an Aldi Dremmel tool with a 30mm cutting disc. Took ages and a real PITA. I've sent the exhaust off to Carnewal in Belgium today, £30 with DPD. UPS was £130! So I cut a side from each nut (1/3rd) with the disc which allowed me to tap the other 2/3rds off with a blunt chisel. I then heated up the flange surrounding the stud very hot and then punched the studs out, maybe 6 big bashes did the job. So to clear up what these studs are exactly. In the photo above the 3 weld tabs are on the collar which should stay in the car. The suds are pressed into these collars. the tops of these studs are so rusty they can hardly be distinguished from the collar. I had 1 collar break off with the stud , doesn't matter either way whether they break off or not , you're going to refit with a SS nut and bolt. For the life of me I can't remember what you call the flutes/ribs /grooves at the top of the stud
  14. I bought some decals from https://www.designstuffonline.co.uk/vehicle_graphics/model_make_specific/porsche/porsche_987_cayman_decals.html They went on really well but I would do it slightly different if I did it again... They are longer than they need to be and you cut them when they reach the door, I would leave maybe 15mm surplus so you can wrap it right round and back the door skin, you can get your fingers to it when you open the door, same for the bumper side. In the videos they cut then down the middle in the gap and push them in..this doesn't give much adhesion around a bend, good idea to warm them up at this point with a hair dryer too..makes the glue stick better. Above all clean the car really well and make sure there is no dust on it at all after washing it, it needs to be spotless!!!...and take your time. I didn't want to do the front bumper part as my car was fitted with a 3M film bra from new and it would have to go over this.
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