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Flashing brake lights on 718 in USA

Do 2018 Caymans have adaptive/flashing brake lights? When breaking in a greater than normal fashion, ie like in an emergency, a sudden stop, or when breaking more aggressively.

If NOT, how can it be done?

And want would be needed to get it done?

-Can a tunning shop code it into the existing ECU software?

 Or Needs a code from the dealership, done at the dealership upon request?

Thank you in advance  


718 Cayman S Racing Brake Pad Recommendation

I plan to track my 718 Cayman S and will be running at VIR, Summit Point, and Dominion Raceway.  For those who track there cars what racing brake pads do you recommend? I run in HDPE 2 with NASA and drive hard. I haven't taken my Porsche on the track yet, but previous tracked a heavy modifided 2017 VW GTI (11 second car on drag strip with FWD). In that car i went through 3 brake pad and rotors combination before I got it dailed in.  With the 718 being stock power I am thinking upgrading brake fluid and pads should be sufficient. 


Brake Reccommendations

I need to replace rotors and pads. Can you guys please reccommend which brand/parts I should buy. I have a great mechanic however I am trying not to pay the big $$$ to dealership.

Are the brakes on the Cayman GT-4 different from other Porsches

We have five Porsches (which includes 2 GT-4s which we track). The brakes on both GT-4s feel and sound differently from the other vehicles. I have gotten used to the brakes, but last week we let a PCA instructor drive one of them, and he said they felt soft and we should have the brakes checked. I take the car in every four track sessions and the brakes are always on the list of things to be looked at. I have no problems braking hard on the track. Anyone have thoughts on the brakes.

2017 Porsche Cayman 718 Caliper fading

Wondering if any others here have this occurring. I have a 2017 Base Cayman with only 3000 miles. Came with matte black calipers. They are fading pretty badly and I have not used any iron removing chemicals or any other type of chemicals on my wheels. I only use Griots shampoo which is pretty PH balanced and would not harm the paint on the calipers. I contacted my local Porsche dealer and after 10 days they came back with an answer of this is NOT warrantable as they say this if from outside influence.

Using aluminum paste anti-seize on caliper bolts

Replacing the stock rotors with Girodisc floating rotors.

Does Porsche specify use of the special aluminum based anti-seize (Castrol Optimol Paste TA) for the brake caliper bolts?

Never used anti-seize on brake caliper bolts in previous cars but they all had steel uprights instead of aluminum like the Cayman.

Edit: I know that Porsche specifies replacing the OEM bolts - are they coated with something to minimize the chance of galling?  Girodisc bolts are not coated AFAIK.

Scheduled maint on a used 987.2

Spark plugs ( coils) have not been changed since 34,000 now 58,000 , no roughness in engine, Should they be changed ? 

 Recently purchased Cayman S.  Records are not clear but seems brake fluid has not been flushed since July 2012. Should it be flushed soon ?




Painting Calipers

Thinking of painting calipers on 718 Cayman Base fron graphite to Porsche red or yellow.  Already have an sources for Porsche stencils or decals, but what to know if anyone has painted their calipers, and what the results were.  Also, would like to know which paint was used, and any suggestions that may avoid difficulties.  Thanks.

Hi, I noticed at the end of my last track day that the brake reservoir fluid level was very low, but then the next day the level appeared normal with in the max//min markings after the car sat overnight. Is this normal?

The brake system was flushed 4 months ago and I have done 4 track days on it.  I have not noticed any degradation in braking performance or gotten any warning light.  Car/pads/fluid are stock.  No apparent leaks.  Fluid appearance looks ok (not dirty). Pads still look good.  The dealer said to monitor it, but I plan to take it in for a check/fluid flush before the next track day.  Since the system is sealed, I did not think fluid reservoir level would vary that much with temperature. When the brakes are hot from tracking, does fluid collect in the lines or master cylinder?  Thanks!

Replacement Brake Pads and Tires for 2009 Cayman


Looking for advice on replacing brake pads and tires

I bought a 2009 Cayman (base) in June 2016 with 36K miles.

i have added 4K miles in the last year, some of it on DE days and autocross.  The pads will need replacement soon and the tires later.  I believe I have OE pads and OE drilled rotors.  Rotors look good to my untrained eye.

I am looking for a compromise street and track pads and tires.  I am not interested in changing out pads or tires for an event.  


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