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I have a 2006 Cayman S with 21K miles on the clock. With reference to the IMS bearing,I understand that some early production cars were produced with earlier build M97 engines that were fitted with the small OD IMS bearing rather than the large OD bearing which is much less prone to failure.

Question: Can earlier build M97 engines with the small bearing be identified by engine serial number or vehicle VIN number ??

If so, where is the serial number located?



Crazy question looking to find out if you can put the 2.7 in the Cayman S

I have a nuts question I know. I have a Cayman S with a blown motor. I have to sleeve a cylinder pretty scored. SO the quotes I have are for around 12k. My question is can I put a 2.7 engine in the S cayman. I know it has been done the other way around with a remapping of the computer. I love my car and can't afford a new engine and a used one is near impossible to find. I can afford the 2.7 and I do not want to sell my car. I figure at a later time I can upgrade when the finances are better, I had the typical Cayman tick but it wasn't the lifters this time.

Reason for engine hesitation under acceleration

The engine hesitates very briefly under acceleration and this is most noticeable at around 2000 RPM but can occur at higher engine speeds. The strange thing is that the problem disappears when I fill the fuel tank with gas and reappears when about a third of the gas in the tank has been burned. The CEL does not come on and the car drives normally otherwise - the fuel consumption is also normal.

Throttle adaptation/calibration

1 - Is throttle adaptation/calibration something that applies to my car specifically?
2 - If yes, what is the correct way to do it? (conflicting info on this as well)

Experience with PADM Alert 2014 Cayman S

At 19,500 miles, during a routine commute home at the end of the day, a PADM alert popped up.  The alert is still there, and I know now that the left dynamic mount is defective.  

Likely an electrical fault, as the mount itself is pristine ... no oil or signs of damage.  In search of various forums, I see that PADM faults and failure of the dynamic mounts are not uncommon.  Especially for the Boxster and Cayman model.

My Cayman S is a daily driver, and has been tracked about 5 times. My Cayman is meticulously maintained.

My questions to the community:

How high should the boil get to be safe

I was tracking this last weekend when it was quite hot. My oil went to 250F. I am running standard Mobile 1. This temperature seems to be too hoigh for the oil. 

Is this temperature normal for GT-4s?

Should I be running a different oil?

PCA Indy shops near Irvine CA

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of a good Indy shop near Irvine CA? Just moved to the area and coming up on a service soon. Many thinks for the help. 

Chadd B. 

Chicago area shop for PPI and IMS DOF?

I am greatly considering buying a 2006 cayman s. I do want to track it through the PCA DE program. I am very concerned about the ims, oil starvation, and bore scoring issues.

Can anyone recommend a great Chicago area shop for advice, a PPI, and possibly to install a direct oil feed system and whatever is needed to prevent oil starvation. West suburbs preferred.

Greatly appreciate all help and comments. This will be my first Porsche and if it blows up my wife as well as my wallet will be very upset with me. Thanks!

Jeffrey Antonelli

TPC Turbo Kit

I have heard mix reviews about whether installing the TPC turbo kit on the Cayman is a good idea. Most people say no but TPC says they have been selling them for years with only 1 percent of customers having any issues. If they have tested it so much and done their homework etc.,are there any issues that would effect long term reliability of tbe car with regular oil changes, etc.

I would also like to find someone who has done it so I can ask them Direct questions.



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