Cayman R Chat

Cayman R Chat

Author
Discussion

RichDS

235 posts

39 months

Thursday 13th May
quotequote all
Really useful info - thanks v much

FTW

445 posts

142 months

Friday 14th May
quotequote all
Today I eventually got round to cleaning out the radiators with the use of an airline and some long pliers. I was astonished how much debris came out!

This was only one rad!



I also got chance to put it on the scales.


Vehicle spec:
Carbon buckets
Spyder wheels
Air con
PDK
Basic audio
64litre tank (very nearly full)
Giro big discs
1litre bottle of oil
About 2kg of tools
Half a packet of wrigley chewing gum

I was hoping to see it in the 1300s and just scraped in biggrin


IanB_76

37 posts

6 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
I've been putting plenty of miles on my R recently. Picked it up at the end of November last year with 39700 on her, and just ticked over 40k this week.

Had a great time attending the 10yr Anniversary meet last weekend. Great to see so many lovely Cayman R's together and meet a lot of friendly owners.







Thursday I took her on her first proper road trip, doing a lap of Wales in a day! Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite what I had hoped for, being very Welsh the whole day which meant we didn't get to try out my friend's new FPV drone. Despite the rain though, the car was absolutely superb and took the weather and twisty roads in its stride.

We set off at 5am from Addlestone a and headed for the Elan Valley dams, which were absolutely stunning. From there we headed over to the North West coast to Barmouth for a bite to eat before heading into Snowdonia to find the B4391. The section from the A4212 that runs around the reservoirs is in my opinion the first bit of road in N Wales!





From there we headed to Bala for quick stop before heading home via Caffeine & Machine for a burger and a pit stop.



All in, 12hrs 25mins driving time and 567 miles! Can't wait to the next one!


frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
IanB_76 said:
I've been putting plenty of miles on my R recently. Picked it up at the end of November last year with 39700 on her, and just ticked over 40k this week.

Had a great time attending the 10yr Anniversary meet last weekend. Great to see so many lovely Cayman R's together and meet a lot of friendly owners.







Thursday I took her on her first proper road trip, doing a lap of Wales in a day! Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite what I had hoped for, being very Welsh the whole day which meant we didn't get to try out my friend's new FPV drone. Despite the rain though, the car was absolutely superb and took the weather and twisty roads in its stride.

We set off at 5am from Addlestone a and headed for the Elan Valley dams, which were absolutely stunning. From there we headed over to the North West coast to Barmouth for a bite to eat before heading into Snowdonia to find the B4391. The section from the A4212 that runs around the reservoirs is in my opinion the first bit of road in N Wales!





From there we headed to Bala for quick stop before heading home via Caffeine & Machine for a burger and a pit stop.



All in, 12hrs 25mins driving time and 567 miles! Can't wait to the next one!

Great pics Ian, what a drive!
Great to see it being used and enjoyed, it’s a stunning example too. smile

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
FTW said:
Today I eventually got round to cleaning out the radiators with the use of an airline and some long pliers. I was astonished how much debris came out!

This was only one rad!



I also got chance to put it on the scales.


Vehicle spec:
Carbon buckets
Spyder wheels
Air con
PDK
Basic audio
64litre tank (very nearly full)
Giro big discs
1litre bottle of oil
About 2kg of tools
Half a packet of wrigley chewing gum

I was hoping to see it in the 1300s and just scraped in biggrin
Really worthwhile job clearing out the rads, I do mine annually and always impressed at how much rubbish they collect in there. I would also highly recommend popping the bumper off. As there will be probably that much junk again lodges below the rads under the duct and if you have AC, finds its way between the vehicle cooling rad and the AC condenser.

Wasn’t the R listed at 1295kg? Just shows how much a few options adds back in.


Edited by frayz on Saturday 15th May 09:07

ajondyh

588 posts

90 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
FTW said:
Today I eventually got round to cleaning out the radiators with the use of an airline and some long pliers. I was astonished how much debris came out!

This was only one rad!



I also got chance to put it on the scales.


Vehicle spec:
Carbon buckets
Spyder wheels
Air con
PDK
Basic audio
64litre tank (very nearly full)
Giro big discs
1litre bottle of oil
About 2kg of tools
Half a packet of wrigley chewing gum

I was hoping to see it in the 1300s and just scraped in biggrin
Mine was 1378Kg at CenterGravity the other day. That was with full tank and Heigo half cage. Yours must be PDK??

Andyoz

1,908 posts

20 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
I think PDK adds at least 20kg.

Rocket.

1,322 posts

215 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
Interesting about the weight at CG of your R, below is the weight of my Gen 2 S after fitting my Ohlins R+T at CG in 2017, car has sports seats which aren't exactly light, think it had about half a tank of fuel too. Came in at 1389kg





Edited by Rocket. on Saturday 15th May 12:52

IanB_76

37 posts

6 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
frayz said:
Great pics Ian, what a drive!
Great to see it being used and enjoyed, it’s a stunning example too. smile
Thanks @frayz ... trying to catch you up on the miles front! You'll have to join for the next one, although I'm not sure how you would've got on with Cup 2s in that weather!!

frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Saturday 15th May
quotequote all
IanB_76 said:
frayz said:
Great pics Ian, what a drive!
Great to see it being used and enjoyed, it’s a stunning example too. smile
Thanks @frayz ... trying to catch you up on the miles front! You'll have to join for the next one, although I'm not sure how you would've got on with Cup 2s in that weather!!
Deffo keep me posted if you line up a solid day out like that mate. Cup2s are fine in the wet, you just drive accordingly. Although they hate very cold temps and greasy surfaces.

I daily my Clio on R888Rs so just guess I’m used to driving on all the grip or none of the grip. rofl

IanB_76

37 posts

6 months

Sunday 16th May
quotequote all
frayz said:
Deffo keep me posted if you line up a solid day out like that mate. Cup2s are fine in the wet, you just drive accordingly. Although they hate very cold temps and greasy surfaces.

I daily my Clio on R888Rs so just guess I’m used to driving on all the grip or none of the grip. rofl
A few of the guys I met at the Anniversary were up for a Sat morning meet-up one weekend, so if you fancy coming Surrey way for a run down to Goodwood then I'll let you know. Either that or get another Wales trip in thumbup

andy.yeow

135 posts

67 months

Sunday 16th May
quotequote all
Need some help! So last Sunday at the 10 year event I found out my aircon had lost gas again! It’s seems to lose the gas every 6 to 9 months and Porsche say it’s meets the pressure test, cannot see the dye leaking and seems fine but would need to be in for days to investigate!

I’ve never really messed around with aircon so limited experience, worth just replacing the rads? Anyone got any tips or pics of how easy/hard this is to do?


frayz

2,225 posts

125 months

Sunday 16th May
quotequote all
andy.yeow said:
Need some help! So last Sunday at the 10 year event I found out my aircon had lost gas again! It’s seems to lose the gas every 6 to 9 months and Porsche say it’s meets the pressure test, cannot see the dye leaking and seems fine but would need to be in for days to investigate!

I’ve never really messed around with aircon so limited experience, worth just replacing the rads? Anyone got any tips or pics of how easy/hard this is to do?
No difficult to do but you’ll want to replace the driers as well as the condensers if you do so.
Not sure where you’re based mate but I can recommend an excellent AC specialist. Intocool in Burnham on Crouch. This chap is excellent and won’t sell you something you don’t need.
http://www.intocool.co.uk/

Worth getting it checked out before throwing the cash cannon at it.

andy.yeow

135 posts

67 months

Sunday 16th May
quotequote all
frayz said:
No difficult to do but you’ll want to replace the driers as well as the condensers if you do so.
Not sure where you’re based mate but I can recommend an excellent AC specialist. Intocool in Burnham on Crouch. This chap is excellent and won’t sell you something you don’t need.
http://www.intocool.co.uk/

Worth getting it checked out before throwing the cash cannon at it.
Cheers Frayz, will take a look.
I’m central London but the other side to this but if I can’t find anywhere might be worth the trip out!

PaulD86

1,260 posts

92 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
I had the R out on Saturday for a hillwalking trip. A cracking run out and managed to dodge most of the rain showers.





My friends dog wasn't wanting to stay still to pose with the car so this is the best I got.



Then I decided a good shot could be had parking near the river. Unfortunately when I put the handbrake on to take the pic, I think something broke. Not quite sure what's going on, but some unpleasant noises make me suspect one of the springs for the handbrake has failed. Plan is to get some new caliper bolts then get the wheel and disc off and see what's going on... and hope the drive home hasn't made anything too much worse. Anyone else ever had issues with the handbrake on theirs?

Rocket.

1,322 posts

215 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
I've had the handbrake pad material delaminate from the metal shoe which caused quite a racket.

PaulD86

1,260 posts

92 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
Interesting, could be that. Whenever I wash the car, I tend to run it round the block to dry the discs and then put it in the garage with the handbrake off. Recently, for reasons unknown, I put the handbrake on when I parked it. When I next drove it, it took a bit of a jerk of the clutch to get the handbrake to release and then it was noisy for a bit. It was fine after that, but maybe something got damaged in the process and using the handbrake the other day finished it off. I might get a spring kit and a shoe kit and just replace both, although I haven't found a spring kit without shoes yet and the kits with both have shoes that are a lot more money than you need to pay for them.

Escy

2,937 posts

115 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
PaulD86 said:
I might get a spring kit and a shoe kit and just replace both
That's a job I don't look back upon fondly. Punched myself in the face at one point.

julian987R

1,067 posts

25 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
PaulD86 said:


I love how the dog lead and even your top is matching colours!

PaulD86

1,260 posts

92 months

Monday 17th May
quotequote all
julian987R said:
I love how the dog lead and even your top is matching colours!
The top is Arcteryx finest - it's for people who don't realise that North Face stuff is just as good and is a lot cheaper. Apparently.

I didn't buy it for the colour and never wear it driving the car as it looks a bit much, but it is a slightly similar shade. And green is my favourite colour smile