This article describes the installation of an electric power steering pump kit into my 2007 Cayman 2.7L. The GSR Autosport Electric Power Steering pump kit I chose ( no affiliation ) allows replacement of the engine mounted power steering pump and lines with a Porsche Motorsport electric pump and new hose set.
GSR Autosport is now Trinity and no longer stocks this kit. Reports are the pump can be purchased from Achilles and RS1. BILT Racing ( no affiliation ) also sells an electric PS pump... 12 Comments
Variously called the Emergency Brake, Handbrake, Parking Brake, sometimes the system wears, or loosens up, so that too much movement of the lever is required for braking.
The parking brake cable cannot be adjusted.
Adjustment is via threaded barrel adjusters inside the rear brake rotors.
Access to the adjuster can be made through a wheel bolt hole.
Brake rotor removal is NOT required.
The brakes should be fully applied if you pull the hand lever 5 clicks.
Installing wheel studs will... 32 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
I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m referring of course to my first two weeks in my Cayman S. As one of the few Americans that had checked the ‘European Delivery’ option box, I had the rare opportunity to explore the limits of my new Porsche without the fear of legal complications. That’s right…. I was on the German autobahn, the A-31 to be exact, and I had just passed one of those nifty ‘No Speed Limit’ signs. I leaned into the throttle and let the speedometer climb.
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In Germany, every new Porsche is delivered with a set of Emergency Triangles and a First Aid Kit. Those of us who opted to do a European Delivery were surprised to receive these cool little safety devices at delivery. These are cool little keep sakes that I'd like to hang on to, and as the German TUV knows, it's not a bad idea to have these in your car.
The First Aid kit fits nicely into the storage box in the trunk, but the triangles won't fit there. European cars have a nifty little set... 4 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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Removing the Exhaust System (Catback)
Fastener LocationDescriptionTool SizeTorque ValueExhaust Flange NutsM8 Nut (x6) (Replace with Stainless Steel)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.Rear Exhaust to Hanger8mm Bolts and M8 Lock Nuts (x4)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.Exhaust Hanger Clamps8mm Bolts and M8 Lock Nuts (x8)13mm Socket17 ft.lb.
1). Place wheel chocks in front of and behind each front wheel.
2). Jack up both the right and left rear wheels of the car. Use jack stands to ensure... 47 Comments