Adding VVC to an EU3 K Series Engine Wiring Loom
By Andrew Revill. With thanks to Alan Archer.
Stephen Grant/ Martin Woodham (with Top tip from Gareth Harrold) checklist for replacing Clutch Release Bearing without taking the engine out of the car.
Thanks to ben7 for creating this document and to Paul Deslandes and Jonathan Kay for their valuable input.
Standard Wet Sump:5 litres
Standard Wet Sump with Oil / Air separator:7.5 litres
Dry Sump (tank in Bellhousing) :4.5 litres
One of the important items that should be checked when trying to optimise the handling characteristics of your Seven are the corner weights in order to ensure that each tyre is carrying its proper share of the overall weight of the car.
A master switch kit has been produced by Caterham Cars to enable the fitment of an Autolec battery master switch, primarily for competition purposes, but also for security. This contains the following components:
1 x Autolec Battery Master Switch with fixing bolts
Close the TBs completely and then adjust the balance mechanism so that both start to open at *exactly* the same time. open the throttle fully to make sure that all 4 plates are at the same angle when fully open to confirm they are in balance, it's often easier to see discrepancies when the throttle is fully open.
Heres how to fit a 3rd high level brake light to your Caterham. With thanks to Oli Wright for the instructions and pictures.
I'm about to remove the engine/gearbox from my car for some work on the engine/clutch - I've a few questions below but any other useful tips greatly received:
As the bolt heads are recessed at both sides where it attaches to the de dion tube and a fairly tight fit for a socket, I didn't seem to be able to find any of my metric sockets that would fit.
Rear Light Corrosion
Caterham rear lights always corrode on the inside as they cannot effectively be sealed. This is because they are trailer/caravan rear lights, but mounted upside down. As the drain holes are now at the top water gets in, especially if the car is used all year round.
I get a build up of condensation on the inside of the faces of the fuel and temperature guages when I run my car. How can I prevent this?
Cam Timing (Non Standard Cams with Vernier Pulleys)
When turning the crankshaft to TDC, always turn it in such a way that the movement of the pistons is minimised.
The Following Applies to ALL ROVER K SERIES VARIANTS, 2001 ONWARDS (EU2 AND EU3)
The reason for this statement is that the wiring diagrams for the Start Button below match the wiring diagram for the above vehicles. The wiring diagrams below have been used and are known to work.