Is it possible to over rev a PDK version of this?
A VW will automatically upshift at predetermined limits. I have never bought aftermarket DSG software. I assume that aftermarket software would just bounce on the rev limiter in manual mode and not allow an over rev event. The DSG will not downshift to the next gear until it determines it is safe to do so. Click all you want and downshift happen until it's safe.
An over rev event could be a concern with Kiznash's car since it's a manual. PDK not so much.
The GMT800 trucks 1999-2006 GM trucks will upshift as well.
Even if you put the column shifter in 1 or 2, if you floor it and hold RPM’s for a few seconds it’ll start shifting through the gears like you’ve got it in drive.
Makes sense, especially when they were under warranty.
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I would think the wheels would need to be off the ground for an over-rev situation.
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Now that the introduction is over, let's get to it.
I was told the bumper holes were "already there" but the line item on the invoice indicating 4 screws makes me wanna throw the flag.
Even though there are some rock chips on the bumper cover, it's nowhere near bad enough to make me want to fill in the holes and respray it, especially since this is my daily so I ordered plugs.
Drilled out the holes to 9/32nd...
...and there ya go.
Next item was the clutch and how stiff it is. A friend told me how his buddy's 986 clutch spring broke and it became really tight, so I got in everyone's favorite awkward position to look up and nope, no issues with the spring (wrapped around a white piece). Doing more research revealed this is just how it is, unless the clutch is near the end (unlikely at only 7k miles old). Of course as I type all this, I'm totally used to it now.
I was getting the "service due" reminder but wanted to clear it since they had just done an oil change. This aspect of the Durametric software doesn't work on the 987s so I had to do it the old-fashioned way: pull the instrument cluster fuse for a bit.
Then I decided to change out the air filters and replace the serpentine belt since it wasn't documented anywhere.
Engine cover gone. 'tis dusty but I'm gonna hold off on cleaning the bay for now.
OK fine I did clean the air filter cover.
Getting the new filter to seat on the flange was tricky, until it wasn't, nomsayin'?
Now to the frunk and the cabin air filter.
While there, I used a coax cable to clear out the drain holes.
Now shifting gears to the belt. Aluminum handle bar removed (2 T45 screws).
Then one T20 screw for the plastic cover, which then snaps off.
Carpet removed revealing the other engine cover.
Of course they're 10mm bolts.
However, either the belt is super resilient or it's already been replaced once, and fairly recently too. Just look at it.
So it looks like I'll be returning the belt I got but while I was in there, I pulled on the tensioner to see how it feels. Felt good, man.
Inspected the power steering fluid. Hard to see but it looked tired and didn't smell very sweet. I'll have to look into it but guessing sucking out the old fluid is my best option. I did see a little seepage at the PS pump connection but I don't know yet how easily addressing that is going to be.
Applied a little silicone to the rubber gasket on the engine cover to keep it fresh.
Not sure how this cap got lost, but it's back now.
Last week I got the "refill washer fluid" message and without paying attention to its capacity, I added a mixture comprised of distilled water and the concentrated Porsche washer fluid that I kept. I stopped when it started to overflow from the filler neck and some poured through the fender liner down to the ground. Whoops. But then I noticed puddles for the next 2 days underneath where the reservoir sits and remembered that I accidentally bottomed out on a dip when going a bit too fast on an unfamiliar street. So I thought maybe I had cracked the reservoir or jarred something loose.
Took off the wheel and fender liner for an inspection.
Bump stop's tired of bumpin'.
Here's the reservoir. Everything looked fine, there's still fluid in there and I didn't see any leaks from the pump gasket.
Then I noticed this overflow hose at the top, which is below the level of the filler neck, so driving around must've caused all the excess to overflow. I guess I'll find out. Capacity is only 0.66 gal/2.5 liters in case it comes up on Jeopardy.
Also realized the filler hose comes out which makes positioning the reservoir a lot easier. Nice.
I would like to hear what you think about this 987.2 Cayman compared to your 981 Cayman S. When I bought my 981 GTS, I was also considering a 987.2 Cayman S but couldn't find anything decent at a fair price. I think the recession really put a damper on sales of them over the years.
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Looks like you're getting her all squared away, well done!
As for the power steering pump, I blew up a couple of mine (track use) before the addition of an under drive pulley and an inline power steering cooler from LN engineering. I assume you're not hearing any whine from the system when turning hard at this point?
I've come to the same conclusion as the OP- when it came to the 987.2, even the base model has more power (265) than the 986S. They're light enough (3000 lbs.) that the power is plenty to have a real sweet driving package without feeling underpowered.
It seems like most of the 2009-12 Porsches are pretty hard to come by, sales numbers must be very low for the 987.2/997.2 cars.
I'd give the 981 the advantages of styling (esp the interior), handling (though mine had the sport suspension so not a fair comparison), & exhaust tone.
987.2 wins in the steering & engagement categories. It also seems more DIY-friendly.
I can see myself becoming more attached to it as I slowly make it mine. And with no sport/sport plus buttons, it feels more like a traditional sports car with an engine that seems more comfortable at high revs.
No whine from the pump right now. There's a very slight vibration at full lock which is considered normal according to the manual.
I've noticed some aftermarket options completely change the sound character to the point where it doesn't sound like a Porsche anymore. The AWE is another option I've looked at, but realistically won't be doing this mod for a while unless I find a really good deal on a used one.
For kiznarsh, I think the PSS9 Billstein coilover setup would be great! Adjustable height, better dampers, etc. Add GT3 adjustable sway bar with drop links and adjustable toe links, then GT3 lower control arms (to shim for more negative camber), get a good alignment specialist to dial it in and the Cayman handles as well as anything on the road at 5x the price
We still gotta swap keys Dave, and find an empty road. The only time I drove your Cayman I felt like I was driving through the Tour De France.
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