Maintenance

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.

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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 - Duratec specific

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

Assembly Guide

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

Assembly Guide

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

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

Check the oil level on a K-series engine

Oil Capacities

Standard Wet Sump:5 litres

Standard Wet Sump with Oil / Air separator:7.5 litres

Dry Sump (tank in Bellhousing) :4.5 litres

Equipment for loan register

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

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.


 

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.

Jacking up a Seven

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

 

Caterham Service Schedule

Regular maintenance tasks as per the Caterham service schedule