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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Sunday Call

The doctor never sleeps.  Sunday I got a call from a new patient that was stranded in the garage with a dead battery.  The Cayman had sat for about a month this winter, and was dead dead.  My assumption that it was probably an original Moll battery which are pretty horrible. Put the battery charger on it quick to see what the condition of the battery was, and sure enough, the needle started bouncing around 0% charge. Usually when the …

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This procedure is the same whether you are updating to carbon fiber mirrors, or say if you backed out of the garage and caught the mirror on the edge of the garage door and bent it in a direction it wasn’t meant to bend 😉 I ran out to Fairway to check out the mirror off a Cayman today. Figured I knew what was wrong, but wanted to confirm in person. Figured it out pretty quickly after removing the mirror …

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