It goes without saying the Porsche Cayman is one of the most complex machines. It is a mid-engine, high-performance vehicle that’s designed with personality and precision. However, keeping up with the maintenance of the vehicle is a challenge but important. If anything, vehicles like these are driven harder and are designed to take a degree of abuse that others can’t.
Below is a maintenance checklist of the 987 Cayman, which should help you keep it on the road and performing optimally.
Major Maintenance Checklist
Checklist of Required Maintenance and Lubrication in the USA and Canadian version of the vehicle. Not for 911 Turbo/GT2(997).
Oil needs to be changed 10,000 miles or every year.
Maintenance – See Technical Manual
After 40,000, 80,000, 120,000, 180,000 miles (60,000, 120,000, 180,000, 240,000 km) etc.
Note: Now, if the milage for the scheduled Maintenance hasn’t been reached, then Maintenance has to be performed no later than after 4, 8, or 12 years.
‘Check’ and ‘Inspection’ mainly include all work like readjusting, adjusting, topping off and correcting. However, they don’t include repairing, reconditioning, or replacing parts or the vehicle’s assemblies.
Diagnosis system: The technician will read faulty memory, record information on RO, and rest maintenance interval.
Engine oil and filter need to be changed every 10k miles. Check the Oil change Sheet, PNA 000 162 EF, for details.
Engine compartment and underside: A visual inspection is needed for leaks, abrasions.
Underbody Panels: A visual inspection of the installation, damage, or even of the completeness of the parts.
Hoses: Check their condition
Radiators and air intakes: A visual inspection for blocks and external debris
Coolant: This mainly entail checking the amount of antifreeze protection and coolant level
Air filter: Replace the filter element
Pollen filter: Replacing the filter element
Fuel lines and related connections: A visual inspection for leaks and other damage
The brake system: visually inspect the brake pads and discs for wear
The parking brake: An inspection to determine the free play of the brake lever
Brake hoses and lines: A visual inspection for corrosion, damage, and rotting
Steering gear: We inspect the dust boots for any damage to the tie rods; we also check for play.
Axle joints: Check for play, an inspection of the dust boots for any damage. We also check the screw connections in the rear and front running gear adjustment points to ensure they are secure.
Driveshafts: Visually inspect the dust boots for damage and leaks.
The Exhaust system: An visual inspection of the heat shields and mounting. We check for damage and leaks.
Tires: The tire pressure and condition.
We will also check the Cabrio section and firewall for debris.
The lid locks, door, and safety hook on the front used for securing are also checked to ensure they are functioning correctly.
Seat belts: Ensure that the seat belts are working and in good condition
Vehicle lighting: Make sure all headlights are working
Horn: Check if the horn is working
Also, check the washer system windshield wiper, and headlight washer: We check the nozzle settings and fluid level.
Check the condition of the wiper blades
Battery: The battery’s electrolyte level and current
Warning lights, indicator lights: Check if they are working
We also replace spark plugs every 40k miles or 60k KMs or after 4 years, whichever comes first.
Drive Belt Maintenance
Check the belt at every 40k miles or 60k KMs or 4 years.
Check it at 100k miles or 10 years.
Check at 160k miles or 16 years.
Maintenance For Convertible Top
Maintenance and care procedures for the convertible top at 20k miles or 2-year intervals.
Additional Maintenance every 60k miles or at 6-year intervals
Replace the drive belt
Change the all-wheel-drive controller’s oil-4 wheel drive models and 911 Carrera 4
Change PDK clutch oil
Maintenance At Every 120,000 Miles / 180,000 KM Or 12 Years intervals
Change the transmission oil of a manual transmission
Change the transmission oil of PDK transmission
Change the oil of the front differential of 4 wheel drive models only
Every 2 Years
Drain and change brake fluid
Check if the roll-over protection system is working (in the 911 Cabriolet)
At 4 Year Intervals
Replace the tire sealant
Every 4 and Then Every 2 Years
Examine the battery of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPS)
Every 4, 8, 10 Then Every 2 Years
Airbag system inspection
Running gear mounts and assembly: Visually inspect the hydraulic mounts and rubbers for damage.
We will check the front seats, remote control, parking brake, and foot brake. Operate the clutch, engine, transmission, steering, ParkAssist, auto speed control, PASM switch, PSM switch, air conditioning system, Sport Switch, air conditioning system, heater. Check all systems for leaking fluids.
Give us a call when you are ready to schedule your next Cayman surgery.
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For over 37 years Bay Diagnostic has been a Brooklyn staple helping you get back on the road faster than the dealer can. A full-service automotive repair shop in Brooklyn that specializes in scheduled service, preventive maintenance and concierge service. At Bay Diagnostic, you will come to expect what the automotive repair experience should be, fast, easy and reliable. A one stop shop for your vehicle needs.