Monday, 11 August 2014

Track Day Prep

After a 636 mile blat to Wales and back yesterday the car was well and truly filthy.  It was a late finish last night, and with a track day at Bedford Autodrome tomorrow, it was time to clean the car, give it a spanner check and to put the carbon airbox and raceco exhaust on.

I jacked the car up as there was an weep of oil coming from the gearbox, which needing investigation, put the car on the axle stands, took the wheels off and got to work.
Caterham R500 after wales blat with wheels off ready for cleaning and spanner check.
Caterham R500 after wales blat with wheels off ready for cleaning and spanner check.
Took a look at the gearbox and could see there was a small weep of oil from the propshaft area.  I spoke to Caterham and the car is booked in to have this checked out, but Tom there suggested this was still ok to use.
Propshaft Seal Oil Leak
Propshaft Seal Oil Leak
Andy is joining me on the track day tomorrow, so he came along and parked his R300 (on it's trailer in the garage).
Caterham R500 and R300 Duratec's parked in my garage.
Caterham R500 and R300 Duratec's parked in my garage.
So with the exhaust changed, carbon airbox fitted, spanner and fluid check complete the car is ready for tomorrow.  Looking forward to it.

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