Cayman S 987.2

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gwsinc

Original Poster:

136 posts

16 months

Sunday 25th February
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Afternoon All, I'm Greg and new on the forums.

I have recently purchased a late 2011 987.2 Cayman S with PDK (with Paddles), Sports Chrono+, PASM, Bose, Bi-Xenons and a few other options. It's done 53000 miles with FPSH and in really good nick overall.

So far I've given it a full service with Spark Plugs (Brookspeed Eastleigh), Brake fluid change, new PS2s on the front and full wheel alignment. I've also added a Zunsport front grille set and today a K&N air filter.

Even with the air filter having been replaced at the service 2 weeks ago the car feels much smoother with the K&N fitted. I've seen lots of posts saying these make no real difference but wanted to ask if anyone else has had the same experience as me?

samwell

61 posts

107 months

Monday 26th February
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Hi Greg,

Hope you’re enjoying your Cayman?

I have fitted a K&N air filter to my 987.2 S. I initially thought that the engine felt slightly more responsive but it was so minor that I thought it could simply be the placebo effect of fitting a new part. As you have probably noticed it makes no difference to the sound unfortunately.

Although, I did notice a huge change in sound immediately after I fitted it as I took a drive without the engine cover on hehe

gwsinc

Original Poster:

136 posts

16 months

Tuesday 27th February
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Hi Samwell

It's been great so far and looking forward to racking up the miles with a few overseas trips, the first one will be a trip to Belgium in April to get a Carnewal exhaust fitted. :-)

Glad to hear you had a similar experience to me with the K&N, I've used them on other cars in the past and have always noticed a subtle difference in engine tone and accelerator responsiveness, especially on my last car, a V8 S5. As you say, it may well be a placebo effect but happy I fitted it nevertheless.

Paul_M3

1,177 posts

121 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Unless you really want to go to Belgium, a trip to Suffolk might be more cost effective... wink

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/parts-and-...

Edited by Paul_M3 on Wednesday 28th February 15:00

gwsinc

Original Poster:

136 posts

16 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Already booked the eurotunnel! 🤦🏻‍♂️
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Leo31291

74 posts

28 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Revolution Porsche also do Carnewal exhausts in the UK.

gwsinc

Original Poster:

136 posts

16 months

Thursday 1st March
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Thanks for your responses, I'm going to keep my appointment with Gert over at Carnewal as he's only a couple of hundred miles away (or so) for me to travel. I also got the Eurotunnel for £21 each way which is a bargain.

I agree there are more convenient ways to get this installed but I'm looking forward to the drive there and listening to the new and improved exhaust note on the way back. :-)

As an aside, Gert will also replace my rusty exhaust bolts (with new gasket) for only a few € in addition to the exhaust, so it's a win-win.

KPB1973

129 posts

35 months

Thursday 1st March
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For info i've bought the one listed in the classifieds. Glad I didn't tread on your toes OP!

Looking forward to fitting it - although I might wait for the weather to warm up a touch before getting my spanners out...