With a season under it’s belt of track time, it was time for a little better aero for the Cayman S project. I decided to go with a Cayman Interseries wing, and a Joe Toth front splitter. I think it came out great, we’ll see how she does on the track in the spring. If the splitter isn’t big enough, we might have to change out to a .2 nose and interseries splitter.

Been tinkering here and there on the car as parts have been showing up. I haven’t been taking many pictures, but you get the idea 😉 First thing to do was to finish draining the front radiators. Since I had done the waterpump in the previous post, I just needed to get the front radiators empty so I can install the center radiator kit for additional cooling. The 987/997 front radiators are a much better design from an install point …

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February has been a bit of a busy month, catching up on a lot of big projects in addition to the daily stuff that has been coming through with the unusually nice weather. Before track season slips up on us, I needed to get the next build finished which will be a 2006 Cayman S. For now we will be keeping it a semi street/track car, but maybe i’ll get my way in the future and get to gut the …

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The NASA event at the KS speedway claimed a clutch in this cayman 🙂 These clutches are pretty frail in general, then a little extra added excitement when shifting and pow they fail! The clutch failed in a way that it blew apart the slave cylinder and jammed things up a bit. Since we were in there, I decided to change out the gear oil as well to make sure we didn’t have any metal in the transmission. All was …

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Had a Boxster and a Cayman come in awhile back on the same day with the same problem….leaking waterpumps. We’ve seen in a hundred times before, and this was no different. Crappy OE pumps will all fail in due time. A tell tale sign is a leak on the undertray. And the bottom of the pump exposed. And the old pump out of the car after a little work. Then it was time for #2. Same deal, only this bearing …

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Had my buddy Ken drop his Cayman off at the shop this last week for a power steering groan and oil leak. Turns out the leak was coming from the power steering system on top of the motor, causing the pump to go dry and create the groaning sound. A few know the story of this little guy….. So the pump is easily found behind the front access panel, the problem is, you need to pull the driver side intake …

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I’m not sure where to even start. I looked at my desktop of all the picture folders I have categorized and ready to blog about, but it is a bit overwhelming. I’ve got to take a couple days off just so I can catch up on blog….for work! Last we saw, I think I had the Cayman engine out of the car and ready to swap over. I got all the accessories transferred from the old engine over to the …

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Had this Cayman come into the shop from out of state for an engine swap. Poor thing is on it’s third motor, by judging by the license plate, it has seen it’s share of track time 😉 Time to start pulling this bad boy out! First we need to suck down the A/C system though as this motor is too hard to try and hang the compressor. Easier to just reclaim, disconnect the lines, then recharge. A lot of digging …

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Had this nice Cayman come into the shop today for a quick round of spark plugs and filters. 80k miles on this car and it is wearing well. Pretty solid overall. Up in the air and ready to rock. First thing to do is to pull as many shields and wheels out of the way as possible. With a plethora of various extensions, wobbles, torx bits, etc, you can pull the coil packs out to get to the spark plugs. …

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Came home from the office this afternoon and our mirror bracket assembly was waiting for me. I got it assembled, and will run out and get the rest of it installed on the car asap. New bracket. Note: These come primer’d black which is standard on most cars. Some cars are optioned with the mirror trim painted body color, so if you have one of those, you will have to get it painted before assembly. Slid together. Take your time …

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