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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/07/31 13:36:49 (permalink)
First year of ownership over, five thousand wonderful miles @ ~ 25mpg 
 
Whilst it`s not the ideal car for the locality, a race car for rally routes 
 
Overall ... not any quicker than the CS PDK but so different and definitely worth it. In my ideal world I`d have it with a PDK  

 
Tyres ... 50 / 50 Cup 2 and PS4S, as with the CS the PS4S take many miles to scrub up, looking forward to the change back to Cup 2 soon 
 
No issues apart from some confusion during the post PS4S fitment geometry check, all sorted ... set up within standard specs and much improved on our bumpy / undulating routes 
 
Not yet sure how long I will remain with it, did look at a 991.2 GT3 PDK a while back and received excellent support from a fellow Forum member. Ultimately, the usual poor OPC`s sales attitude turned me away and I`ll not be going back there 
 
 

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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/10/16 11:00:02 (permalink)
On the recent R7 WOTY in Dumfries & Galloway 
 
My partner for the weekend, two days and four hundred miles together ... being a singleton I predominantly followed the lads to save getting them lost 
 
Weather was always wet, to varying degrees ... Cup 2 vs PS4S, amazed at the performance of the Cup 2 in these conditions - well driven guys !
 
Routes - roads - scenery were spectacular, the run down from Hawick past the evo platform left me buzzing ... what a car / cars !!!
 
evo Car of the Year 2020: part 2 - YouTube
 
Sunday morning had us alternate passenger seats, 18 way`s vs buckets - with / without OPF - both on steel brakes 
 
Subjective impressions of the 718 :
 
Ride felt a shade softer - impressive engine response, sharper than the 981`s - superb note inside and outside ... would I have one, yep but only in PDK  
 
Given that the terrain covered is not their designed for playground makes their performance / feel even more impressive !
 
Thanks to the lads for adopting me for the weekend and to Graham - Jane - R7 for an excellent event 

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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/10/16 23:23:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby AndrewCS 2021/10/17 08:49:24
Very glad you came on our WOTY and even more pleased you enjoyed yourself. 


I wish I’d had more time to chat with you. (And I wish I’d been in my car rather than the borrowed one!)
 
Graham

Graham - R7 Yorkshire CoG member
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Land Rover Discovery 4 (2010)
Jane - VW Lupo GTi (2002)
now gone but not forgotten- 2009 Boxster S (987.2 ) - Meteor Grey
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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/10/18 20:54:24 (permalink)
Six year service today, was quoted £957 on booking but with PCGB 10% parts discount paid £905 : Labour @ £374  - Parts @ £381  - VAT @ £150 ... this compares to £775 for the same service on a 981 Cayman S two years ago 
 
Labour charge equates to 2.23 hours : Visual Health Check - Intermediate Maintenance : Long Life Guarantee Condition Report : Brake Fluid Change : Water Drains Checked 
 
I could have saved further if I had omitted the screen wash and oil top up and if allowed supplied the 7.5 litres engine oil ... did not ask 
 
Happy to share a breakdown 
 
Air filters L to R : 981 CS 30,000 miles vs 981 GT4 18,000 miles ... the GT4`s intake cowls are well pitted internally whereas the CS`s locality was clear. Fit cowls to a CS and get some bhp gains 
 
PS4S have done ~ 4,000 miles on a standard geometry set up of last December ... settings appear to be holding up OK (the marked up front top mounts are unchanged) 

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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/11/03 22:16:01 (permalink)
Another wet, very wet weekend ... this time as a late entry on R2`s `Gain an Hour` event at Loch Earn in the Trossachs (thanks to RO`s Caitlin & George + fellow members)
 
Friday`s plan was a trip SW along Loch Lomond to Helensburgh, part way there ROAD CLOSED ... presumably down to the heavy weather. No matter, off in the opposite direction to Oban - Glencoe and back to base
 
At one point the rain was so heavy, both from above and below (a consistently, lightly flooded road surface) that clouds of steam appeared from the bonnet vent / bumper grille  Engine temperatures were running as normal when not in Sport mode i.e. 105` water - 108`oil. Slightly disconcerted I made a cursory inspection but given no warning lights I engaged Sport mode and pushed / surfed onward. Sport mode opens up the third - central radiator with temperatures then dropping to the usual 85` water - 90` oil 
 
Much of the day was spent in traffic, avoiding floods and potholes but still enjoying the car and the spectacular scenery. Nothing but nothing could dampen the aura of the Highlands 
 
Saturday started out much the same hence a late kick off was in order, running out to more localised Lochs and Hills. Thankfully traffic was much reduced and with the sun coming through the long second gear came into it`s own on the some seriously convoluted roads  
 
Sunday, for the run home was another Marti Pellow day hence avoided the hills and took the main drags back 
 
To repeat myself from my last Region (7) trip and for similar reasons ... what a car, what a car !!! 
We know that these cars are so good in the dry but in the wet they get even better, the connection and feel with the road, water etc ... is so rewarding, thank you Porsche & Michelin (PS4S)  

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Re: 981 Cayman S ... to 981 Cayman GT4 2021/11/03 22:20:57 (permalink)
On the way to Glencoe ... the `Pap` 

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