Job 88 - Coolant
Having purchased the first fill pack from Caterham i decided it was time to put some coolant in, so I went around all of the Hose Clips and checked they were tight enough and then started to add coolant to the expansion bottle. Putting in about 4 litres before realising that one the Hose Clip attached to the water rail at the back of the engine was dripping! A quick tighten and all was well.
|Filling through the expansion chamber first
I then moved on to filling via the pipe between the Heater and the Modine until the level sat steady at the maximum line.
I ended up using all 5 litres supplied and had to buy some more from a local supplier to complete the job!
Job 89 - Engine Oil
This was filled via the top as you would expect. I filled from the bottle supplied using 4.5 litres initially as I aired on the side of caution to begin with. Leaving it whilst I moved on to the Floor Mats I came back to it afterwards and checked the dipstick and nothing. I guess I will be adding the remaining 6 litres to suit my engine.
Job 90 - Rubber Floor Mats
As with many jobs at this stage, it took longer than I was expecting with a break in the middle to show my Mum, Dad and Sister progress to date. Showing them a couple of other bits including the tiny steering wheel and amusingly small windscreen wipers!
I started by placing the mats in the foot wells to see how they sat. Length wise spot on, width wise a little wider than the lowered floors.
|Measuring for the popper base locations
|Drilling the holes, pilot hole before a 4mm bit
|Using the Dura dot Tool for the first time - Its a rubbish bit of kit in mu opinion.
|Popper Bases and Tops before fixing the mats
|Mats fixed in place