Cayman Diaries: Service time

The time has finally come to have the Cayman serviced. At 31,000 miles it was due for its 20k service interval (the 40,000 major no less).

Cayman at service centre

Cayman at service centre

As mentioned before, I decided to take the car to Porsche Euro in Barnsley. They are Porsche mechanics from a previous life and are a top notch bunch of fellas with all the latest diagnosis kit for old and new Porsches. At half the price of the OPC and service carried out at a time that suited me the best, I had no grounds for complaint.

aaaah nuts!

aaaah nuts!

The work carried out as per schedule was;

  • Major Service using all genuine Porsche parts
  • Brake Fluid change (not technically required for another 5 months, but I got the timings wrong)

Additional work carried out;

  • Cleared the leaves and debris from the radiator
  • Replaced an interior light bulb that had blown (well, technically it had fallen out of place but it was sorted).
  • Replace blown fuse for the 12V socket.
  • Seatbelt was twisted – fixed and no longer floppy. (I know what your thinking “can’t you do anything yourself?!).
  • Resprayed all of the wheel nuts back to lovely silver. This was an unexpected offering and done and I was delighted at the result! Very, very impressive service.
  • Sorted out the “Depress Clutch” problem on starting. Replaced the soloid/clip beneath the clutch pedal.  Fixed!

After the full service inspection, the only recommendation/warning was that the brake pads will require replacing very shortly on the fronts, possibly the discs too – but this will be confirmed when it goes in for the pads in the next month or two. The car isn’t used a massive amount now so the few millimeters that are left will probably go for a while before the warning light comes on reminding me of either rectification or imminent doom.

Porsche Cayman Engine

Porsche Cayman Engine

Cayman at Porsche Euro cars

Cayman at Porsche Euro cars

If you need your car servicing, I can highly Porsche Euro. There was a classic 964 cab which is having work done as part of a restoration, and a 997 arrived as I was on my way out for its service also. Euro would have also washed my car as part of the service, but I declined on this occasion due to time constraints – plus I want to “get my moneys-worth” from Mr Spears next week on my pro-detail! 😆

Next Up.
Detail – restoring my car to shiny and clean ‘as new status’ (yes, I have high expectations!) pictures to follow of the detail in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

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