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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2019/09/24 14:36:48 (permalink)
Rotated / spun the nearside wheels ... not as fast as the above video , all appears good. 
 
Previously ... whilst all the wheels were off I inspected the original brakes. Rear discs worn more than the fronts, front pads (~5mm) worn more than the rears (~8mm). Did not have a caliper / micrometer to gauge the discs, guessing that the rears may need replacing soon as they have a small `lip` whereas the fronts `feel` OK. 
 
Is this the `normal`wear pattern for this car - system ? I believe that minimum thickness for the discs is 26mm and 18mm ? - thank you. 
 
Brake fluid level is just above minimum, much easier to see with the trim panel removed than through it`s aperture when in place. 
 
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A job on the offside rear caliper / lines ... an earlier MoT noted corrosion on a rear offside linethat which attaches directly to the caliper. What I saw was deteriorating / flaking coating hence rubbed it down and coated with Lithium and Copper grease.  
 
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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2019/10/08 16:09:24 (permalink)
By way of assisting a friend with a tyre selection decision, for PS4S`s ... I allowed him (fully insured) to take me out for a run in my car. T`was nervously exciting, satisfying and even enjoyable !
 
He runs a Cayman R and as I learned is a very good driver (phew ). Conditions ranged from damp to wet and we never missed a beat / apex ! Whilst being unsure of how I would have driven those roads, the feeling from the passenger seat was of great reassurance in the car`s capability. 
 
Feedback being ... he liked the lighter steering, exhaust (PSE off) note deeper than the CR. Tyres were OK but was not wanting to push someone else`s car too much to really test them !!! 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/04/01 10:52:35 (permalink)
The PS4S`s have now covered sixteen thousand miles, approximate wear …
 
  NSF                                                    OSF 
  4 4 5 5 5 3                                           3 5 5 5 5 4
 
   NSR                                                   OSR
   4 4 4 4 5 4                                         4 5 4 4 5 4
 
An excellent tyre, most impressive on deluged Highland roads … cheers Brian 
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Whilst `under` the rear taking the tyre measurements I noted that the PSE valves were in different positions. The nearside valve was `seized` … the offside valve was `free`, the nearside actuator having been previously replaced under warranty after the vacuum hose connection snapped. 
 
A little persuasion, lubrication and investigation released the valve, the actuator rod or possibly the diaphragm sticking. The static default position has the valves open, now I know why it sounds so good on start up  ... the valves then close after a short idle. 
 
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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/04/27 13:37:05 (permalink)
Back in the `membership fold` after a few years, thought it the `right thing` to do given much increased use … including researching a possible change to a 996 and preparing a set of Cayman R wheels with Cup 2 tyres for sale.
 
The CS has never been so clean for so long and have, for the first time ever … used `tyre dressing` 
Came in the gtechniq kit so thought I`d give it a go, also applied it to most exterior black trim … looks good, a single application only so that it`s not too bright. 
 
On the subject of the gtechniq ceramic coating and the supplied kit products, whilst having nothing to compare them to … I find them excellent. Car looks and feels brand new after it`s 6.5 years and 31k (20k in 3 years with me). 
 
Stone chips … are predominantly on the windscreen and the adjoining roof panel edge. Very few on the bonnet and bumper. Rear bumper lower section behind the wheels is suitably `peppered` and down to the black plastic, definitely worth it and so many - smiles per mile memories. No apparent stonechip paint here … being a typical OPC repaint area explains why ? Any mudflaps available 
 
The gloss black wheels show the expected `minor road rash` too, on the forward facing side of the spokes. However, along with the calipers they still look great … convinced that the gtechniq coating is working well here. 
 
Black window trim (aluminium) adjacent the nearside mirror had started `oxidizing` a while back. OPC refuted any warranty coverage, local recommended bodyshop advised replacement over repainting. I believe that it is riveted on ?  Disappointed that this is happening this early, took twenty years on my Audi B5 S4 Avant … 
 
In conjunction with considering a 996, a pre 2000 model … have been exploring the Techart options for the CS, do like the subtle body offerings. 
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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/04/27 14:06:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby AndrewCS 2020/04/27 14:49:24
Andrew,
 
I got some clear plastic and used it to protect the area on the rear PU behind the rear wheels which is prone to stone damage. I fitted it the same way PPF is applied, but additionally warmed it in hot soapy water before applying it. The longest part of the job was making up a pattern to fit. I had the area similarly, but more neatly protected on my new car.
 
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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 15:59:48 (permalink)
Almost the end of my CS PDK tenure, three years and 20,000 superb miles … most everything I wanted in a car but the long time hanker to `step up` proved too much. 
 
Little did I know back in February, that the arrival of a downshift `blipping` manual Focus ST would be preparing me for the similarly equipped new arrival. 
 
 
Awaiting handover details with local OPC … 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 17:29:08 (permalink)
That looks great. I look forward to hearing about it. 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 19:03:19 (permalink)
Thank you Andrew.
 
Along with the Scottish Government`s COVID-19 Framework document, I downloaded an Owners Manual … both good reading 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 19:14:29 (permalink)
The 981 GT4 and Spyder drive as good as they look. You’ll love it - congratulations!
 
And don’t forget to update your signature in between random journeys out to “buy some milk” ;)

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 22:12:18 (permalink)
That looks rather good Andrew.  Please tell us about it when you get it.

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/22 23:20:57 (permalink)
Thank you both.
 
Is fitted with PZero`s, unsure why but these will be replaced with Cup 2`s. Also adding cruise control, a replacement `wear patch` on the driver`s seat and a gtechniq protection package. 
 
Registered late 2015 it was not involved in the gearbox recall for the welded third gear. 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 09:21:00 (permalink)
An excellent step-up from the 981 CS Andrew, and back to a manual shift to boot ... can't be bad!
 
Hope the handover goes smoothly, and keep us posted on progress.
 
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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 09:53:47 (permalink)
Thank you Jeff,
 
Yes, hoping so … leaving the PDK will be a wrench, it`s simply the best driving function ever. I was recounting the number of `ways` one can change gear with it, up to eight so far ! 
 
Experiencing the Focus ST`s downshift `blip` was a contributing factor to taking on the GT4. Whilst I can `heel - toe` it`s not something I am comfortable using on the public road. I spent some time practising when I had the Cayman R and concluded that in the extremely variable environment where I enjoy my driving it`s just too onerous (unsafe in my hands). 
 
Anyways, opportunity for more practice perhaps … especially with the quiet roads when on those `milk runs` 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 10:07:36 (permalink)
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Anyways, opportunity for more practice perhaps … especially with the quiet roads when on those `milk runs` 



I hope that your nearest dairy is more than 5 miles away, wouldn't want you to be accused of driving for pleasure .

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 10:23:06 (permalink)
Six pints please = thirty miles … no  ?

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 10:41:16 (permalink)
That's a very good choice you've finally decided upon Andrew. Good colour, good spec, good car.
 
Looking forward to seeing it, after Wee Nippy permits us to drive more than 5 miles from home.
 
Brian
 
    

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/23 18:15:38 (permalink)
Thank you Brian,
 
Out of the ten Approved Used cars available it was a balance of function over form … less options but low miles (11k) and owners (2). Major service last November, new set of Cup 2`s to replace the PZero`s … I`m assuming that the previous keeper/s wanted a better wet / all round tyre ?
 
Both owners being local and hence known heritage … keeping it in the family so to speak ! 
 
Just hope that I fit in those amazing looking seats , as a trial run I`ve just dug out a Recaro Pole Position and Willans harness from the Mk1 GTI hillclimber … yep, all good … SNUG 

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/24 09:54:33 (permalink)
Lovely car - great spec, congratulations And welcome to the white with steels GT4 club.  I hope you love it as much as I love mine! My previous was a Golf R and, although i loved its tech wizardry going back to a manual box, NA engine and the flat 6 wail is brilliant...

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/24 10:22:55 (permalink)
Thank you Richard,
 
I`m sure I will, excited anticipation of a new learning experience.

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Re: 981 Cayman S Geometry & Michelin PS4S N0 tyres 2020/05/25 18:09:08 (permalink)
CTEK off - battery connection removed - locking wheel bolts installed - nooks and crannies emptied - full PPE packed - left foot attached … `C` day tomorrow 
 
Q … does the GT4 have `special - different` wheel bolts to other 981`s ?

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