YES!!!

Got the call I wanted & it passed the IVA!

Have had a few issues with Caterham re costs & stuff tho... still in discussions...

As luck would have it I was in Brighton for a meeting so on the way back popped into Caterham to pick up all the docs & meet Michaela whjo went through everything with me. All off in the post this morning!

So my car was looking a bit dismembered & was sitting in the rear car park looking a bit sad. Unfortunately the 310 up grade hasn't happened yet due to a busy bank holiday weekend so I couldn't get to hear it running  which was 'disappointing' as its been with them since the 20th March... It would appear my smoke issue was because I over filled it with oil... what a numpty... & hadn't let the oil drain down properly... In my defense I was told the engine 'did not have oil in it' & then changed to it 'does have oil in it' when I loosened the super tight oil filter & loads of oil dumped onto the floor... When I checked the oil after running the engine I didn't leave it for 5 minutes to drain down so it looked fine... hopefully no lasting damage done but I'm ready for the argument :-( & no idea how they blagged it through the IVA with the smoky exhaust when they did the noise test at 5000 rpm! so point to their team for that one!

Once I get the car back I will post all the new engine wiring routes & pipe routes that are 'essential' but not mentioned in the manual anywhere at all or during my frequent correspondence with Derek... cost me a small fortune (2.5hrs at £75-00 per hr)... I did make a couple of errors that I'll put my hand up to as well LOL, but nothing major except for the bloody rubber grommet on the top of the headlight stay (between the headlight & the bracket), my solution of double shrink tube was not acceptable apparently.... that was an expensive mistake. I should have stripped off all the caterham annoying floppy rubber tube stuff & just started it from scratch & done it with proper shrink tube, then the grommet would have fitted (maybe...). another 2.5hrs at £75-00 per hr to rectify.... apparently...

Anyway... I've moved on & will post photo's to assist fellow blunderers get it right first time...

 

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Thanks, apparently it takes about 10 days which is quicker than I was expecting! but I'm not holding my breath...