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Porsche Cayman 987C (2006-2008)
Technical Articles

Welcome to our Porsche Cayman 987C Technical Articles section. We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you perform many repairs and upgrades on your Porsche Cayman. Save money by doing your own work and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Can't find what you're looking for?  Check out our Enthusiast Forums - focusing on maintenance and repair projects for all Porsche Boxster and Cayman models. If you'd like to submit a tech article based on your own experience please contact us here!

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 Basics & Essentials
Engine Air Filter Replacement
Change your own engine air filter and save time and money
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Jacking Up and Lifting the Cayman on Jack Stands
Most common tasks need the car to be jacked up in the air.  But where should you place the jack, and what is the safest method of lifting it?  It's all answered here
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
 Engine
EBS Racing Oil Baffle Replacement
Eliminate sump problems by installing the EBS Racing oil sump baffle for M96 and M97 engines
     Applies to: 996 (1999-2005), 997 (2005-2008), 986 (1997-2004), 987 (2005-2008), 987C (2006-2008)
Removing Engine Access Panels
If you are going to DIY on your Cayman your are going to need to know how to remove the interior engine access panels
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Replacing Motor Mounts
The Boxster motor mount is manufactured out of rubber, which means it wears out over time. Replacement is relatively easy and is performed from underneath the car.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Oil Pan Gasket Replacement / Deep Sump Installation
The oil pan may leak over time - learn how to reseal this and also consider installing a deep sump engine kit at the same time.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Superchargers / Turbo Chargers
Got questions about forced induction? Wayne tries to answer them all here in this detailed article. What to expect, and what to know before you go down this expensive route.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Time To Rebuild? - Part I & II
Wayne Dempsey outlays the tests and evaluations that you should perform on your engine before deciding it's time for a rebuild.
 Exhaust, Heating, and Air Conditioning
Muffler Replacement
Muffler rusty, too loud, or too soft?  Replacement is easy with this simple-to-follow tech article.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Installing a Performance Exhaust System
When the stock muffler just doesn't cut it, try out a Fabspeed exhaust, as installed by Wayne on Pelican's 3.4 Boxster conversion. The sound and performance is really great - very well balanced and relatively straightforward to install.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
 Cooling System
Coolant Flush and Replacement
Properly replace your coolant with help from this article
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Replacing Your Thermostat
Replace or upgrade your thermostat to a cooler running one with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
 Transmission
Replacing Transmission Mounts
Transmission mounts will wear out over time. If yours are loose or leaking, then that's a clear sign that they need to be replaced.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Limited Slip Differential (LSD) Installation
A Limited Slip Differential is one of those go-fast parts that is an almost requirement for track cars. Quaife differentials are good too, and the differential overhaul is documented here.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Clutch Hydraulics Overhaul (Master Cylinder & Slave Cylinder Replacement)
Clutch pedal feeling spongy?  Try replacing your slave or master cylinder and rebleeding your system.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
 Fuel Injection
Troubleshooting Vacuum Leaks
Check the tool used in this article - a smoke machine! Everyone should have one - they are way too cool.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Worried about doing this swap?  Don't be - we have all the info you need, including your pre-flight safety check!
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
 Suspension
Alignment Principles
Any modification or repair made to your suspension system is bound to affect its alignment.  Even though it's still important to know a good alignment shop, learn how you might be able to align your car at home in this article.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Front/Rear Suspension Overhaul
Your shocks aren't the only parts of the suspension system that wear out.  Take the time to overhaul the entire front end carefully and you'll feel much better that you did so.  Really!
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Performance Suspension / Lowering / PSS10 Installation
The PSS performance suspension kit from Bilstein is one of the top performing kits available for the Boxster and Carrera series.  Wayne shows you how to install it correctly in this article.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Camber Bar Installation
A strut tower brace links the top of the shock towers to insure that the towers do not bend when the chassis is flexing.  Find out more about how they work and which designs are best in this article.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Rear Suspension Support - Pedro Bar
Installation of the rear camber bar stiffens up the suspension and makes the car handle a lot better.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
 Brakes
Replacing Brake Pads
Want to know how to perform this relatively easy task and save some money at the same time?  Check out our step-by-step instructions on brake pad replacement.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Rebuilding Brake Calipers
Eventually you will need to rebuild your calipers. In reality, calipers are very simple devices and can be rebuilt in an afternoon using the information provided here.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Parking Brake Shoe Replacement
Parking shoes wear, particularly if your ""better half"" drives with the brake on all the time. Replacement can be tricky, but using the instructions here can be done in an extended afternoon.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Brake Line Replacement
Repeated heat cycling and fluid contamination will eventually cause the inside of the lines to swell and the outside to crack.  You've been warned, so now it's time to take action.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Brake Rotor Replacement
Stop! Yes, that's exactly what you want to do... but you can't always do so effectively if your brake rotors are worn too thin. Learn how to replace those old discs properly in this article here.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Big Brake Kit Upgrade
Need more brakes? The Brembo kit is the top-dog in performance brakes. shows you how easy the installation can be.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Painting your Calipers
Once you detail your calipers, no one will be able to tell the difference between your stock ones and the lobster claws of the big reds.
Bleeding Porsche Brakes
Another tricky process. Here's a couple of hints and tips gathered from some good and bad experiences in brake bleeding.
 Electrical
Fog Light Bulb and Assembly Replacement
Replacing your fog light bulbs and assembly is covered in this step by step article
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Integrated Garage Door Opener
Greg Gulik shows us how he took a plain vanilla garage door opener, and integrated it into the buttons on his Boxster's center console.
 Body
Cabin Filter Replacement
Start saving money and working on your own car with this simple job
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Front Bumper Cover Removal
Need to replace the bumper cover or access the systems behind it well this article will show you how
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Under Tray Removal
Safely remove your under trays with help from this article.
     Applies to: 987C (2006-2008)
Replacing Emblems
One of the more simpler tasks, spending about 30 minutes on replacing emblems on your car can dramatically improve the exterior aesthetics of your car.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Das Shield Protector
The Das Schild protector is a 30-minute install, and protects your front and rear trunks from items that are floating around in there.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
Sport Seat Installation / Seat Removal
Need better seats for your Boxster or Cayman? The good news is that most are plug-and-play, as shown here.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08)
Headlamp Film Installation
Do you have $2500 Litronic headlamps on your car? Protect them with headlamp film that can be installed pretty easily in about an hour or so.
     Applies to: 986 Boxster (1997-04) - 987 Boxster (2005-08), 987C Cayman (2006-2008)
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