Anyway, enough ranting... With the superb weather this weekend, I decided to get up early and give the car a check over, see if I could confirm that it was in fact the gearbox that was leaking and to give the car a clean as it was still filthy after the service.
I decided to start with the long job first - the clean. Starting at the front, the wheels, nosecone and bonnet came off. All were cleaned to within an inch of their lives! The sides of the car were cleaned, and then I started on the rear...
I wanted to get a picture of the new diff cage, so here it is:-
|Replaced diff cage on BMW diff in Caterham R500|
|Tail of gearbox housing moist with oil and oil also on chassis cross member|
|Oil and gunk under drivers floor mat|
After seeing how much fluid was under the floor mat, I checked the passenger side, which also had fluid and gunk there, but not as much as the drivers side. I thought it necessary to take both the seats out, to check what was under there.
|With drivers seat out you can see the amount of oil and gunk on the floor|
|With both seats and floor mats removed you can see the fluid and gunk remaining|
|Crazy about of oil, crud, stones and the occasional dead ladybird in the footwells and under the seats|
|The R500 is clean once more|