Manual: 2011/2012 Cayman

Page: 210

Storing your Porsche
If you intend to store your Porsche for a prolonged period, please consult your authorized Porsche dealer. The staff will be glad to advise you on the most suitable and necessary methods.

  • Clean your vehicle thoroughly inside and outside.
    Clean the engine compartment.
    The under carriage and chassis components should be free of dirt and salt deposits.
  • Fill up the fuel tank.
  • Change the oil and oil filter, and run the engine for several minutes.
  • Increase the tire pressure to 50 psi/3.5 bar/ 350 kPA.
    It is not recommended to lift the vehicle, due to the possibility of corrosion on shock absorber piston shafts.
    The vehicle should be moved slightly, approximately every four weeks, to prevent flat spot on the tires.

Climate control
The air conditioning system should be in good working condition and fully charged.

Windshield/Headlight washer

  • Check and correct antifreeze/cleaning solution level as necessary.

Electrical system

  • Remove the battery from the vehicle and store it in a cool dry place, not on a cement floor.
    When the battery is disconnected, the alarm system is deactivated.
  • Recharge the battery every 3 months. If the battery remains in the vehicle with the cables connected, it is necessary to check, remove and recharge the battery every 2-3 weeks.
    Do not fast charge the battery.
  • Please see the chapter "BATTERY" on page 239.

Vehicle interior
The interior must be dry, especially in the area of the floor carpets. The use of drying agents (Silica- Gel) is recommended in vehicles with leather interior and in areas with high humidity. The recommended amount is 3 fabric bags of 1.1 lbs. (500 grams) each placed on the floor carpets.

Windows, doors and lids must be closed. The air vents should be opened.