2007 Porsche Cayman S

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Porsche Cayman 987.1 – Recaro Pole Position Seats

I purchased my 2007 Cayman S with the intent of making it track worthy but still acceptable to use on the streets, to run errands or take a longish drive. For my track car, I try and do safety upgrades first, then I worry about performance aspects. So the two times I have taken it … Continue reading


Porsche 987 Cayman Tech Tip – Ignition Key Not Responding

Last week I drove my 07 Cayman S to the local Porsche dealer to pick up an interior part that had come in. I went back out to my car. Inserted the key and tried to start the car. Nothing. No crank. No dashboard lights. Well, if your car is going to conk out, what … Continue reading

Porsche 987.1 Cayman Interior Removal/Refresh

I am documenting my recent efforts to remove and refresh the interior on my wife’s 2006 Cayman S. Unfortunately the reason I am refreshing the interior is due to a serious mice infestation. We had been finding mouse turds on the carpet and a gradually increasing bad odor. At some point I found a hole … Continue reading

Porsche Cayman 987.1 New Dash Gauge Face

Recently I completed a task on my wife’s 06 Cayman S, which was to replace the dash gauge face overlay. As a Christmas present, I had given her an IOU to replace her horrible sticky HVAC control knobs and to replace the faded dash guage face. The replacement of the knobs is done and discussed … Continue reading

Cayman Road Trip – Leg 3 – LA to Raleigh

Ok, my last post about Leg 2 was a long one. There was a lot to talk about. This one will be brief. So, you leave northern LA and head up I-15 towards Las Vegas. Up this road a ways, you meet I-40, which in NC passes within 20 miles of my house. I got … Continue reading

Cayman Road Trip – Leg 2 – Seattle to LA

I am now entering the fun part of my road trip. Down the Pacific coast from Seattle to LA. If you missed my first 2 installments, see here and here. As discussed in my previous article, I spent about 10 days in Seattle with my son’s family and also touring Washington state with my wife … Continue reading

Cayman Road Trip – Washington Loop

As discussed in my article for Leg 1 of my trip, my plan included meeting my wife at my son’s house in Seattle and embarking on a joint venture to visit her relatives in Washington State. She was raised in the north central part of the state, in the vicinity of what are now the … Continue reading

2007 Cayman S – Pre Road Trip Maintenance

Prior to leaving on my road trip to the west coast, I wanted to do some routine maintenance. Actually, the first thing I did, before taking it to VIR for a track day, was a complete brake overhaul. That effort is described here. After the VIR event, which was fortunately uneventful, I decided to perform … Continue reading

Cayman Road Trip – Leg 1 – Raleigh to Seattle

Ah, the Road Trip. That great American experience of legend and lore. One just gets in their vehicle and drives. No schedule. No worries. Freedom at its best. Of course, reality will set in and you may have a lot to consider. Go alone or with a friend? Motels or camping? Interstates or back roads? … Continue reading

2007 Cayman S – Door Locks

When I recently purchased my new to me 2007 Cayman S, it only came with one key. Key as in a traditional metal blade cut with custom grooves attached to a triangular plastic piece with 3 buttons. One button to operate the doors, one for the frunk and one for the rear hatch. Pretty standard … Continue reading

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