Friday of last week (26th June 2015) the R500 was collected by Keith from Caterham Midlands to go back to the Midlands branch for it's first annual service and to have my gearbox leak investigated (again) and hopefully fixed once and for all.
|The R500 being winched into the Caterham car transporter|
|A nice wide angle shot of the car in the transporter|
Keith went on to collect another R500, this time a new owner Phil Hayward... I'm led to believe he is also having some gearbox troubles with his car, although not quite to the degree
|Phil Haywards R500 being loaded into the Caterham transporter|
This is the oil that's dripped onto my garage floor after returning from Curborough (last Tuesday) where I had to leave early due to the oil leaking! Simon at Caterham midlands said they will investigate the problem, replace the propshaft seal (again) if that is the issue; failing that the box will be removed from the car, stripped and repaired or replaced...
|Gearbox oil on my garage floor|
I've bought a new gasket (which is off a Metro incidentally) and was going to fit it before the car was collected, but just didn't have the time, so I've sent the gasket to Caterham midlands in the boot of the car and will see if they can fit it for me. Failing that I'll replace it when I get the car back in a few weeks.
|Racedeck flooring warped from the petrol weeping from my leaky fuel gasket|