Sources of replacement wiring looms for EU2 K-series

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Sources of replacement wiring looms for EU2 K-series

As part of my rebuild, I'm thinking of replacing the entire loom.  There is nothing wrong with the electrics now, but the car is over 20 years old and electrical gremlins are likely to be a potential source of unreliability in the future.  It would also be relatively easy to replace the loom now.

I cannot see a suitable loom on the Caterham parts site and no-one seems to be answering the phone in Dartford today.  Can anyone suggest sources for replacement looms?  I do not really want to cobble one together myself, but would prefer an exact copy that I can simply replace.  Mine is a supersport.

Also, I might upgrade to an Emerald in my rebuild.  Is that a direct swap for the std ECU, or is there some wiring modification required that I should factor in now?

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Thanks Jonathan - I'll review...

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So...I spoke to Dartford today - they haven't provided replacement k-series looms for years I was told.  Something about the plugs not being available, I was told...?

Spoke to autosparks who I have used for rewiring my Land Rovers.  They are not really interested. 

No answer from ST - I will keep trying.  Any other sources for looms that anyone can recommend?

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Have you discussed this with Andrew Revill?

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#5 - No, I haven't I'll BM him.  Many thanks

 

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You could also try Motorcycle Electrical Services (MES) in Warwick on 01926 499756.  They make looms for CC and may well have made your original one.  If so, they might still have the drawings.

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Would be a great opportunity to add lightness and use modern thinwall wiring throughout.  When I replaced some wiring from the rear right wheel area for all the rear lights, fuel pump, the difference in the size of the wrapped loom was noticeable over the original wiring. With hindsight, doing something simlr when I rebuilt would have been worth doing, but theres only do many hours in the day!      

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Hello, this sounds painfully familiar. Andrew replaced mine for me a while ago. Trying to think where I got my new loom.

edit: no the Emerald (K6) is not a direct swop and is a VERY complex rewire, made by Andrew.

If you do this also consider cleaning, if not replacing the "grey plug" that connects the engine loom to the main loom, also the "famous purple wire connector" ( a spade as it is famous for halting the car; it is the 12v feed from the engine loom to the ECU. 

Loads more on this subject should you wish to chase it - assuming we have the same (e.g. replace all connections esp various ones)

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Cheers...I'm investigating some leads and I'll report back...

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"... I'm investigating some leads... "

Are you meeting any resistance?

; - )

Jonathan