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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. :eek:
I had this same issue with my "Enthusiast" Durametric, but I hadn't thought of the fuse-pull hack. Thanks for that tip!

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?
 

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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.
It absolutely did. The .2 987/997 cars are rare as hen's teeth thanks to that.
 

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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.
 

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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.
It will be lowered eventually and likely just with springs.

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.

I had this same issue with my "Enthusiast" Durametric, but I hadn't thought of the fuse-pull hack. Thanks for that tip!

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?
Pulling the fuse is now mentioned in the software in one of those "information" windows...they've given up.

No whine from the pump right now. There's a very slight vibration at full lock which is considered normal according to the manual.
 

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Personally, I love the sound of my 987.1 with the Tubi exhaust.
Yeah I remember watching some of your other videos with the Tubi...sounds pretty solid. :thumbup:

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.
 

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Good thing it's not your money, then. And you can move on from this thread.
Don't mind him, he's just passing by.


This thread is really starting to deliver! Love the photos of the internal workings of the 987. And bumper plugs---I didn't know these even existed. I book marked these as I have the same issue on the M3.
 

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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?

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Pulling the fuse is now mentioned in the software in one of those "information" windows...they've given up.

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 bought a Foxwell NT520 Pro for the oil reset, but it doesn't do it. Now it's an expense DME report reader.

Can you elaborate on the fuse trick?
 

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+1 for Dave's exhaust, and whatever witchcraft has been applied to the suspension on his...
As for the witchcraft, unfortunately, TPC Racing no longer sells the suspension for the 987.1. It was their highest level upgrade (prior owner put in on there) and it was called the "Stage 4 Suspension" and it included JRZ RS Pro Adjustable Dampers, TPC Racing Adjustable Sway Bars, TPC Racing Adjustable Toe Links, and TPC Racing Adjustable Drop Links.

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
 

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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. :laugh:

I bought a Foxwell NT520 Pro for the oil reset, but it doesn't do it. Now it's an expense DME report reader.

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. ;)

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? :laugh:

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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Oh is that all? Is that it? :laugh:

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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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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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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