BJ InnesSteve, I'll email Porsche Chester on the Zunsport grill issue with an accompanying photo prior to my appointment so they can consider their response. I agree, it seems very inconsistent of Porsche that the 981 Cayman GT4 comes with radiator grills fitted from the factory, and the current 718 GTS does not. Supposing a stone should puncture the unprotected radiator and cause a loss of coolant, what happens then? Will the replacement be under warranty? I need to get clarification on this. Regarding your comments on the contrasting black spoiler on my GTS, (optional). It was indeed prompted by a similar option previously available on the 987 Cayman R. My thinking was that as no "R" version of the 718 Cayman was forthcoming at the time of my order, I may as well take the initiative and make my GTS at least look like one! You are not the only person to mention this to me. According to those on this forum who are deemed "In The Know", an "R" version of the 718 Cayman is just not going to happen. I take a more open-minded view however.... Brian
kitchensInteresting would use this a leverage to say how come a OPC can openly sell a used car with a 2 year Porsche approved warranty fitted with grills and yet you decline owners warranty if they have them fitted ..looks like double standards.
geoff laneI had grills fitted to my 981GTS and when it was traded in the OPC removed them before selling the car. I would be very surprised if Brian gets positive written confirmation, the OPC must follow Porsche guidelines even if they turn a blind eye day to day.
6DWBrian, I am interested in trying the Feynlab Ceramic Lite coating which you have applied to your new 718 Cayman GTS, which looks superb by they way. One question, were you able to complete the car and wheels with one 30ml container? ThanksDavid
BJ InnesJeff, I am in complete agreement with your comments regarding the negligible airflow restriction with aftermarket grills fitted, and understand that Porsche market their cars globally. On that latter topic, it is interesting that in the latest edition of the 718 Cayman GTS driver's manual, there are several pages at the back of the book devoted to the homologation of international traffic compliance regulations covering all factory supplied options. This is the first time I have seen such an extensive list contained within a Cayman driver's manual. Therefore it stands to reason that Porsche AG as a group will not approve the fitment of an aftermarket product such as Zunsport grills, without going through the rigorous, and costly, international homologation process. In all probability my question to Porsche Chester regarding fitting the Zunsport grills will be batted away as an unapproved accessory. This leaves me with the dilemma of either leaving the radiators exposed to stone hits, hoping no serious damage occurs resulting in a punctured radiator, or fitting the Zunsport grills to protect the rads from damage, while hoping no engine related warranty claims arise. It seems as if I am damned if I leave the rads exposed, and damned if I fit the protective grills. Not an ideal position to be in on a £74k car. Brian
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