101 Projects for Your Porsche Cayman

Must Have for all 2005 – 2008/2012 Porsche Cayman owners is the service reference book “101 Projects for your Porsche Boxster”. In conclusion Wayne Dempsey’s Boxster Book is currently the best Porsche Cayman Service Manual you can buy.

101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster (Motorbooks Workshop)
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101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster (Motorbooks Workshop)
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  • Dempsey, Wayne R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 312 Pages - 01/08/2011 (Publication Date) - Motorbooks (Publisher)

For example this book covers most of all questions that most new Porsche Cayman owners will have about maintaining, servicing and repairing their Porsche Cayman. Above all the 600+ colour photos and diagrams are excellent and the book also most importantly provides estimates in price, time and difficulty for virtually every single service job that your Porsche Cayman will need to run well. Consequently the cost of this manual is a pittance given the importance of the information contained within it.

Because of using this book, you will do virtually all the maintenance on your Cayman. This book also will walk you through most repairs you may need to have done.

You can literally save thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs simply by performing the work yourself. It is the goal of this book to get more people out working on their Caymans – it’s too much fun not too! Plus, when you personally complete a job on your Boxster, you get the added satisfaction of having done it yourself. Working on your own car can give you that emotional attachment to your Boxster that is common with Porsche owners.

Rare Find

This book is a very rare find, especially because Bentley Manuals stopped covering the Porsche Cayman. Unfortunately, this book is also dated and primarily covers Porsche Cayman 987 (2005–2012). This guide provides a wealth of information for all models of Cayman. And cannot be beat for the value of the information for the cost of the book.

Project Breakdown of Each Project

Each Project has a complete breakdown: (including)

  • Time
  • Cost
  • Mechanical Skill Level
  • Tools Required
  • Parts
  • Performance Gain
  • Competition Modification
Example of how each Project overview is broken down
Changing the Oil on Your Porsche Cayman
Changing the Oil on Your Porsche Cayman

The List of 101 Projects

ProjectMechanical Skill Level
Jacking Up1
Oil Change1
Air Filter / Pollen Filter Replacement1
Fuel Filter Replacement1
Replacing Belts1
Washing Your Car1
Replacing Spark Plugs / Coils2
Boxster Engine Teardown3
Air / Oil Separator3
Motor Mounts2
Engine Swap Project5
Oil pan gasket replacement / deep sump?2
Common Engine Failures3
Intermediate Shaft Bearing5
Engine Removal4
Camshaft Upgrade / Chain Tensioner Repl5
Idler Pulley Replacement2
Superchargers / Turbo Chargers5
Fuel Injection
O2 Sensor Replacement2
Reading Fuel Injection Fault Codes / PST22
Troubleshooting vacuum leaks2
Fuel Pump Replacement3
Cold Air Intake / MAS upgrade4
Installing Performance Software1
Replacing Fuel Injectors3
Engine Sensor Replacement3
Mass Air Flow Sensor2
Throttle Body Replacement / cleaning / Boots2
Water Cooling
Coolant Replacement2
Hose Replacement3
Center Radiator4
Front Radiator3
Coolant tank replacement3
Water Pump & Thermostat Replacement2
Transmission / Axle
Replacing your Automatic Transmission Fluid2
Replacing Transmission Mounts3
Transmission Removal3
Differential / Manual Tranny Fluid Change1
LSD Installation5
Wheel Bearings4
CV Joints / Boots / Axle3
Installing a Short Shift Kit / Shift Bushings3
Gear Shift Knob Replacement2
Clutch Replacement4
Clutch Hydraulics2
Muffler Replacement2
Performance Exhaust3
Bleeding Brakes2
Replacing Brake Pads2
Rebuilding Brake Calipers3
Parking Brake Adjustment1
Big Brake Kit Upgrade3
Parking Brake Shoe Replacement2
Brake Line Replacement2
Brake Rotor Replacement3
Master Cylinder3
Booster / ABS3
Front/Rear suspension Overhaul3
Performance Suspen / Lowering4
Camber Bar1
Steering Wheel – 3-Spoke2
Replacing Shocks & Springs4
Pedro Bar22
Body / Interior
Replacing Lenses / Blubs Clear corners1
Replacing Emblems2
Das Shield Protector1
Front Bumper2
Installing hardtop / fit kit2
Convertible New Top5
Convertible Top Repair3
Smart Top roof control1
Sport Seats / Seat Removal2
Headlamp Film2
GT3 Center Console2
Door Panel Removal / Mirror Switch3
Window Regulator / Switches3
Door Lock Mechanism / Door Handle3
Hood Shocks1
Rear Spoiler2
Battery Disconnect / Buddy1
Alternator Repl2
Starter Replacement3
HID retrofit2
Litronic Headlamp Kit Upgrade2
Ignition switch repl3
Headlamp Switch Replacement2
Stereo Head Unit / Ipod Integration3
Rear Speaker Kit3
996 Gauge Cluster Upgrade4
On Board Computer3
Cruise Control Installation4
Brake pedal / clutch pedal switch?2
Sprint Booster Installation1
Roof Rack system2
Porsche child seat2
AC Recharge2
Track Prep / Rollbar extension
Personal Touches1
Tire and Wheel Sizing2
Dyno Testing

From the Founder of Pelican Parts

Book Cover: 101 Projects for Your Porsche Cayman
101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster (Motorbooks Workshop)
943 Reviews
101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster (Motorbooks Workshop)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Dempsey, Wayne R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 312 Pages - 01/08/2011 (Publication Date) - Motorbooks (Publisher)

Whether it’s repairing your engine with an intermediate shaft bearing upgrade or fitting new wheels, veteran author and Pelican Parts founder Wayne R. Dempsey guides you through the process, giving away endless tips and tricks garnered from years of working on these wonderful German roadsters. With more than 1000 full-color photographs, and 312 pages of never-before-compiled technical content, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Cayman is an invaluable resource for any Cayman owner.

— Pelican Parts

Wayne Dempsey co-founded Pelican Parts, an Internet-based automotive parts company that has been a go-to source for Porsche DIY-enthusiasts for more than a decade. 101 Projects for Your Porsche Cayman is a result of the author’s hands-on experience with the vehicle and the various technical articles he has written on the car.

Wayne earned both a BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in flexible manufacturing technology. His introduction to automobiles began when he raced with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Racing Team.

This is a Must-Have for the DIYers

This is an excellent reference book! Amazing detailed color photographs with explicit descriptions. Each project has a Time/Tab/Talent line which describes the estimated time, cost and experience required for the project. It also describes the tools required and performance tips (what it will improve). But probably the best part is a web link for more info. It has the same details and photos that are in the book, plus a parts list and means to order them.

101 Projects of Fun

The range of projects is very broad. Some projects are repairs, while other projects are improvements for your Porsche Cayman. All readers will find projects for their level of technical and mechanical expertise.

I enjoyed this book immensely. As a result, I learned and completed many of the projects.

I use the book regularly, and it has become dirty from engine-side reference, highlighting, and margin notations. I highly recommend this book to all Boxster and Cayman owners.

This book is a must-have. It makes an excellent gift and will allow you to get more out of your Cayman.

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