981 Boxster/Cayman uses closed-back front calipers, which must be removed to change front brake pads. It's not a difficult task, but a few tips with pictures will hopefully make it even easier.
1. Do not stress the hard metal brake line when moving the caliper around
2. Properly torque the brake caliper screw is crucial. Over torque it and you risk pulling the thread out of the aluminum wheel carrier.
3. Caliper screws are one-time use. Always replace with new ones. Never... 26 Comments
Changing the oil and filter on a GT-4 is not rocket science. This procedure is a little different and a little more difficult on the GT-4 than it is on other Caymans. There are a few specialty tools I would recommend you obtain before tackling this maintenance task. With a few tips and tricks in mind, even an amateur mechanic can handle this job.
Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueDrain Plug18mm Aluminum Drain Plug8mm Hex Driver37 ft.lb.Oil FilterPlastic... 25 Comments
This article and accompanying pictures describe the procedure for removing the 981 Cayman upper engine cover.
Tools required are:
Plastic trim removal pry tools-available at most auto parts stores for under $20.
Torx T30 driver-although a standard screwdriver handle type will work for most of the bolts, the two center front bolts on the engine cover provide very little working clearance, thus a short stubby T30 which can fit in a small 1/4 inch drive ratchet will eliminate much swearing.... 21 Comments
Having watched a few YouTube videos on this repair, I fixed both door panels on my 2014 981 in one day. Total working time was around 90 minutes for both panels, not counting drying time.
Since I was dubious about trying this DIY (first time Iíd ever done a DIY on an interior finish panel) I thought I would share a few things I learned.
1. Itís VERY easy. I recommend anyone with a small amount of mechanical skill and an average amount of patience to do this repair.
2. Tools/equipment... 11 Comments
My 2014 Cayman S (36,000 miles) recently showed an error message indicating the dynamic transmission mounts had an issue. The dynamic transmission mounts come with the Sport Chrono option and tighten things up when the Sport Plus button is pressed. The error message was yellow and said it was safe to drive. I searched for documentation on the repair and couldnít find much, so I am attempting to detail what I did. I did not consult a repair manual, so there may be a better way to do this, but... 10 Comments
Hello Excel geeks. Ive been using excel for years to track my cars maintenance history. I finally got around to adjusting the file for my Cayman. This file is set up for a 2012 Cayman, and I know the Porsche recommended service intervals have changed several times over the years. It can be adjusted easily if you know anything about excel.
Here is a link to the files section of this web site for download (or go to Photos and files/files section/misc)
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This article is a quick look at how to remove the accessory drive belt on a 987.2 or 981 Cayman, 9A1 DFI, since it is slightly different from the earlier M97 engine configuration.
Cayman Register Forums > Articles > Maintenance & Repair > Accessory Drive Belt Remove/Install
...for a full description of the procedure on a 987.1 (MY 2006-2008). Theory, warnings, etc. carry over to the later models.
4WARNING: Mark the direction the belt travels if you plan on reinstalling... 1 Comments