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      02-04-2019 09:58 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by SLVRon View Post
      How many miles on the water pump? My mechanic recommends changing them out on P-Cars at 60k, though he said mine looked healthy when he did a post-purchase inspection on mine at about that mark.

      No Sport button?
      It's the OG water pump as far as documentation goes. Knowing me, I'll probably replace it for peace of mind and try to flush as much of the coolant as possible as no documentation on when (or if) that was done.

      Hey...no sport button only means 1 thing: it's always in sport mode.

      Quote Originally Posted by NailsInOurBacks View Post
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      Can you elaborate on the fuse trick?
      Pretty simple really: pull out the fuse for the instrument cluster per the schematic, sing the following: "the humpty dance, is your chance, to do the hump," then reinsert the fuse and you're done. You'll have to reset your clock but you can eliminate that step by performing this at midnight.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      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
      Oh is that all? Is that it?

      Appreciate the input. Can't go wrong with the PSS9s...just a question of saving up for them compared to springs which admittedly is more for looks than performance. Which is OK because the car already handles well, but I know it can be improved.

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      02-04-2019 10:06 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Oh is that all? Is that it?

      Appreciate the input. Can't go wrong with the PSS9s...just a question of saving up for them compared to springs which admittedly is more for looks than performance. Which is OK because the car already handles well, but I know it can be improved.
      Yeah, I was just speaking to Ron's suspension comment. BUT the reality is that you really should do NOTHING to it other than maybe sticky tires. Enjoy it as-is. It is a fantastic car just the way it sits. Personally, I think Toyo R88s and some Pagid pads are the best bang-for-buck simple upgrade you can make to really make the car feel different. But that is just one man's opinion, and a man whose opinion is worth every penny he has charged you for it.

      You know these cars well - so you know the only accessory you really need is the ignition key.

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      02-04-2019 10:20 PM #79
      It seems these Caymen are much more affordable than other Porsche models. Out of my price range, but nice to know they're out there!
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      02-04-2019 10:22 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Yeah, I was just speaking to Ron's suspension comment. BUT the reality is that you really should do NOTHING to it other than maybe sticky tires. Enjoy it as-is. It is a fantastic car just the way it sits. Personally, I think Toyo R88s and some Pagid pads are the best bang-for-buck simple upgrade you can make to really make the car feel different. But that is just one man's opinion, and a man whose opinion is worth every penny he has charged you for it.

      You know these cars well - so you know the only accessory you really need is the ignition key.
      It's not cool because apparently slammed cars on dubs is the way to go, but I'd also leave the springs and shocks alone - and go with front camber plates, a big front sway bar, and a square wheel+tire setup. 17x9 with 245/40 PS4S.

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      02-04-2019 10:22 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      Yeah, I was just speaking to Ron's suspension comment. BUT the reality is that you really should do NOTHING to it other than maybe sticky tires. Enjoy it as-is. It is a fantastic car just the way it sits. Personally, I think Toyo R88s and some Pagid pads are the best bang-for-buck simple upgrade you can make to really make the car feel different. But that is just one man's opinion, and a man whose opinion is worth every penny he has charged you for it.

      You know these cars well - so you know the only accessory you really need is the ignition key.
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      02-05-2019 02:20 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post

      Pretty simple really: pull out the fuse for the instrument cluster per the schematic, sing the following: "the humpty dance, is your chance, to do the hump," then reinsert the fuse and you're done. You'll have to reset your clock but you can eliminate that step by performing this at midnight.
      If that's fuse B1 Electronic Ignition Lock, Instrument Cluster TRM30, Ts Weight Dectection, Connector TRM30 it hasn't worked on the 997. Still comes back with the service reminder.

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      02-05-2019 03:26 PM #83
      Thanks, thanks for that.



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      02-05-2019 03:27 PM #84
      So for Cayman's, 09-12 is the shiz, right?

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      02-05-2019 03:29 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by NailsInOurBacks View Post
      If that's fuse B1 Electronic Ignition Lock, Instrument Cluster TRM30, Ts Weight Dectection, Connector TRM30 it hasn't worked on the 997. Still comes back with the service reminder.
      Yeah it was the B1 fuse for me too. How long did you have it removed? I think I left mine out for 20 seconds but someone else did it for a minute.

      This has to be done with the key out of the ignition by the way.

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      02-05-2019 03:57 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      So for Cayman's, 09-12 is the shiz, right?
      Yup! Bombproof engine, 6MT on the base, some hope of playing music from your phone, buttons that don't look like garbage after a couple of years, cool looking head/tail lights and no chunky/angular 981 styling.

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      02-05-2019 05:45 PM #87
      PCA - we should all be shopping for a 2009 base Cayman

      https://www.pca.org/news/2019-02-04/...ll-be-shopping

      But we knew that already...

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      02-05-2019 05:59 PM #88
      Wow, you guys weren't kidding. That model year range is nearly impossible to find, especially in Manuel. Sheesh!
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      02-05-2019 09:47 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      So for Cayman's, 09-12 is the shiz, right?
      And what is wrong with the 2013-2016 Cayman? Less reliable?
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      02-05-2019 09:57 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Tommietank View Post
      And what is wrong with the 2013-2016 Cayman? Less reliable?
      Nothing is wrong with the newer one, but the older car is a little smaller and has hydro steering so some prefer it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird

      Wow, you guys weren't kidding. That model year range is nearly impossible to find, especially in Manuel. Sheesh!
      Due to recession, used cars in general from that period are harder to find as fewer new ones were sold. Given the discretionary nature of luxury sports cars, they were hit even harder.

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      02-26-2019 01:54 AM #92
      Got the car tinted a couple weeks ago with my standard choice: 3M Color Stable @ 20%.





      I kept my US Mill Works license plate bracket from my 981, assuming I could re-use it at some point in the future. Turns out the 981 uses a different thread so I had to get a new threaded bolt. Why the change? And why isn't this an international standard for a given class of vehicle?



      Then did some recon underneath the car prior to order cooling system parts. The supply & return coolant hoses looked and felt good, but I still ordered new O-rings since they'll be accessible anyway.



      Not sure what this white residue is...almost looks like dried up soap from an engine bay wash at some point?



      Shifter cables are still in tact! Upgraded ones arrive tomorrow and will likely get installed this weekend.



      Also ordered a bunch of LEDs to modernize the lighting, although I forgot to get ones for the footwells. Natural white for the interior, cool white for the frunk/trunk/license plate.



      Measured the license plate ones just in case prior to ordering. Sometimes the dimensions are off.



      Speaking of which, they were a little too long for the frunk/trunk. They still fit but not neatly.







      For those wondering about the dome/map lights, the tabs are in the front of the housing (towards the frunk) and the plastic cover just pops off to replace the bulbs.



      Glove box light was more complicated with this aluminum cover.



      The ones for the license plate are the most satisfying and really modernize the look.





      Then gave it a quick wash for the first time since I got it. Cleans up nicely.



      I'm starting to warm up to the wheels. I know it'll look a lot better with a drop and eventually I may just get them refinished to go along with new bolts. Or maybe I'll get something else. I don't know, bigger priorities for now.


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      02-26-2019 06:13 AM #94
      The wheels cleaned up nicely!

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      02-26-2019 08:00 AM #95
      I can never get enough of seeing other people’s love for Porsches. Thanks for sharing it with us!

      I think I might try out the LED license plate bulbs on mine. Thanks for the extra info on that.

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      02-26-2019 09:29 AM #96
      Looks great... I'm really getting the itch to buy a 987.2 base for a track car.

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      02-26-2019 09:35 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by KingUnderpants View Post
      Looks great... I'm really getting the itch to buy a 987.2 base for a track car.
      There's one on BAT right now...

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      02-26-2019 10:59 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      The wheels cleaned up nicely!
      This.

      What do you use to clean them? Regular soap and water, or do you have a wheel cleaner you like? The front wheels on my car get caked within a few days of washing them, and it's incredibly difficult to get it all off with regular soap and water.
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      02-26-2019 11:42 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Xanderips View Post
      I can never get enough of seeing other people’s love for Porsches. Thanks for sharing it with us!

      I think I might try out the LED license plate bulbs on mine. Thanks for the extra info on that.

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      It's a great upgrade and you don't get any errors in the dash since these are CAN Bus bulbs.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      This.

      What do you use to clean them? Regular soap and water, or do you have a wheel cleaner you like? The front wheels on my car get caked within a few days of washing them, and it's incredibly difficult to get it all off with regular soap and water.
      I've used Sonax before and still consider it to be good, however lately I've just been using soap & water. I've noticed some degradation of previous wheel finishes but that was probably due to brake dust and not the Sonax. Then again, I never let the dust cake on there for months at a time.

      I say go with Sonax and rinse with warm water if you can, then apply wax, then you should be good to go with just soap and water (preferably warm).

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