Maintenance

Fitting a Track Day Rollover bar

The April 2016 edition of Lowflying contained an article covering the fitting of a trackday rollover bar to a Caterham Seven.

Adding VVC to an EU3 K Series Engine Wiring Loom

Adding VVC to an EU3 K Series Engine Wiring Loom

By Andrew Revill. With thanks to Alan Archer.

Caterham Service Schedule - Duratec specific

Thanks to Marcus for this service schedule adapted to take account of the differences for the Duratec engine.

Equipment for loan register

Here's a list of equipment owned by members that they are willing to lend to other members.

Assembly guide 2014

This is the assembly guide from 2014 and covers Sigma engined cars. 

Assembly Guide 2014

Assembly Guide

This is the assembly guide from around 2001 and covers a lot of K-series cars.

Assembly Guide

Changing a radiator fan control switch to an ECU controlled fan with a manual over ride switch.

Thanks to ben7 for creating this document and to Paul Deslandes and Jonathan Kay for their valuable input.

Installing a 3rd brake light

Heres how to fit a 3rd high level brake light to your Caterham. With thanks to Oli Wright for the instructions and pictures.

Click here for full document

Clutch Release Bearing pre-load article

Having trouble with your clutch release bearing? Wondering what those squealing noises are? ​John Vine describes his CRB problems, unearths a likely cause, and sets out his solution.

Caterham Service Schedule

Regular maintenance tasks as per the Caterham service schedule

Replace the A-Frame bush

Q
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.

Corner Weights / Flat Floor Set-Up

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.

Wire a starter button

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.


 

Tune Weber Carburettors

Selection and tuning of Weber DCOE carburettors

Time Vernier Cams

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.

Stop rear light corrosion

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.

Stop the gauges from misting up

Question

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?

Background

Removing K-series engine

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:

Jacking up a Seven

Using a Scissor or Bottle Jack (eg to change a wheel)

 

Fitting a Battery Master Switch

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