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  1. Plus a dirty air filter... Glad I know how to check... 😉
  2. Assume Porsche Mechanics never snapped a bolt head? Would rather have a dremmel modded car than a porsche with full service history that’s obviously been running for a few k miles with a faulty AOS and putting oil in ports... Just sarcasm/humour.. well to a point anyway extanker...
  3. Hi Yeh it wasn’t as easy as all those YouTube videos make out thats for sure... Well mine wasn’t anyway. The two Torx bolts were removed easily enough but as hard as I tried I couldn’t pull the AOS out. You just don’t get enough room to get a good hold of it. I ended up tying a thick nylon rope round it noose style with a loop on the top and this with a lot of lateral wabbling eventually got it out. Am not sure if my torque wrench is out of calibration or the original bolt was fatigued in some way but the head sheared off the rear bolt when I came to
  4. Ps I can try and post a pic tomorrow if it would help.. AOS symptoms weren’t huge. A bit of vac on the oil filler cap/a little more smoke than I would think normal during driving then confirmed by checking AOS outlet hose which had a little oil in. Can see why it may be a good idea to periodically change these now even before symptoms although timescale may be difficult to identify.. Cheers John
  5. Hi All Took my faulty AOS off a few days ago and noticed there was oil in the air distributor tube on top of the engine after I decided I check it.. Realise it’s not normally done during an AOS replacement but I then decided to put a scope down one of the plastic intake distributors down into the engine intake port.. It was all carboned up probably due to oil from the AOS being burnt over time. I’ve now taken the intake distributor off on the AOS side of the engine so have full access to the ports now. Can see the closed valves and stems. Pretty caked up in the
  6. Hi Many thanks for the replies, much appreciated. Agree that both generations are great cars and not a lot between them. Sounds like the common issues are typical for older cars of most makes such as suspension and chassis joint wear etc. Just did a lot of similar work on our family Qashqai to get it through it’s MOT.. Right or wrong I just went for the youngest model I could afford at the time... Cheers John
  7. Hi I’ve not been out in my Cayman for 2 weeks (chomping at the bit) but using the time to do some maintenance on the car. Wife works for the NHS and daughter off school so working part time in a supermarket so am conscious about going out. Next grocery shop; then I’ll go and get it and get some fuel while I’m out and enjoy the trip.. Just so you all know; all the Porsche Centre Parts Depts are closed at present if you weren’t aware which means that all the independent Porsche suppliers (Ive tried them all) can’t provide genuine Porsche parts. Ive been tryi
  8. The gen 2 suffers from most of the issues affecting gen 1 which have already been mentioned in this thread. And bear in mind the newest gen 2 is now around 8 years old. Hi Just read the note above. I’ve looked back on the thread but there is no mention of issues the Gen2 has as per the Gen1. Appreciate the reference might be to other threads but can someone advise what the common issues are.? I’ve got a Gen2 and I was led to believe after quite a bit of research (appreciating that cars can fail at any time) that Porsche went out of their way to address a lot of the
  9. Hi All Thanks for all the replies. Really appreciated.. I’m doing the interim oil change this year because I do a lot of short runs every day for work (5 miles max) so I thought it would be better to change the oil and filter annually. In my view it’s the best thing you can do for a car. I’ll do the filters and oil and possibly the AOS as well in the next few months and then I’ve got until next year to decide what to do about future services. Good point about the cost saving you make servicing the car yourself probably offsetting the lower sale price assuming I keep it long enough
  10. Hi All Maybe upset some people who say you’ve got to use a Porsche dealership or Indie but my (maybe) contravercial question is whether it’s a no no to service your Cayman yourself? So I purchased my 2009 987.2 Cayman S a year ago from a classic car dealer and it has full Porsche service history. Other than the place I purchased it from then got a local garage to do the last small oil service and even fitted a new clutch before I collected it. Car has done 80k. It’s been a year but I thought I’d remove the engine covers and give the engine a once over and check
  11. Great video.. My 2098 3.4 987.2 has done similar miles so I feel a little less worried that mine might go at any time, but who knows. Knowing the issue I do tend to change gear with care but who knows what the ferocity of gear changes have been like in the past by previous owners. Have seen the Numerics and will probably go that route it they do fail, so I’ve been watching vids on how to change them so I’m ready ha ha.. My car is a daily driver so if they fail it would be a bit of a problem sharing other family members cars.. Is there a check that can be done while they are in
  12. Hi Just in the middle of doing these Exhaust clamps at the moment. Knocked an impact socket onto the corroded nuts and used a breaker bar then impact driver and they came off. Brackets were spot welded as expected but I found that hammering the old bracket from side to side soon released them. Came off pretty easy in the end. All done with one rear jack installed.. Then saw the upper 2x exhaust pipe bracket coach bolts were even more corroded so with the exhaust tip now rotated downwards out the way I used an angle grinder and the dremmel to eventually remove these as well. Top bra
  13. Hi I had this exact same problem on my missus’ Qashqai after changing the front disks and pads. I bled the brakes a few times thinking it was air in the lines/brake cylinders but all was fine. I was very close to changing the master cylinder when I read that you can have this issue until the new pads bed in. I didn’t really believe it because my foot would sink to the floor. However after a week or so of driving everything firmed up and it’s been fine since. This may not be your problem but just be a bit cautious about changing components too early.. (staying safe of course
  14. Hi All Many thanks for the info. I think I’ve sorted the problem and thought I’d give an update so it might help others in the future. So basically I thought it was too much of a coincidence that it happened right after I’d been parked with engine running on a steep incline (nose down). Thought I’d check other websites focussing on 911’s as I assumed Porsche probably used similar or identical fuel gauge systems on other models. i read an article saying that if you run a 911 fuel tank empty then the gauge system can’t reset unless the tank fuel l
  15. Hi Many thanks for the link... Info on this topic is very limited across the web in terms of Caymans. Fault usually lies with the sender in most cars and gauges tend to be pretty robust. This was the reason I went to the effort of removing the sender anyway. If I was getting some form of reading on the gauge then it would point to a faulty sender but i’ve got nothing on it and it’s not moved from zero. An open circuit (high resistance value at the sender) would cause this I suppose. The reason I think the sender is okay in my instance is that it not only tested okay when
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