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Porsche Carrera GT Serviced

Some four year services are just a little more “labor intensive.”

There's something extremely gratifying about seeing the parts of this Carrera GT laid out on the floor awaiting its service. It's like watching a supermodel undress and waiting to get to the beauty that lies beneath the outer layer. The care and extreme ability that goes into actually performing a service like this is intense and only the most skilled technicians will ever be able to get their mitts on it. The service is part of a four-year service that is required by Porsche and it seems to include everything: from cleaning all the oil hoses out with compressed air to checking the horn (complete list below). Check out the extreme level of detail Porsche went through to make sure every part looks as good beneath the skin as it does from the outside. A few of the pics are below but make sure to check out Team Speed for the rest of the visually intense post. This is what is done for the 4 year service: Diagnosis system: Read out fault memory Change engine oil and oil filter Change manual transmission oil and oil filter Replace drive belt Check valve clearance Replace coolant regulator Power-assisted steering: Check fluid level Underside of vehicle and engine compartment: Visual inspection for leaks (oils and fluids) and chafing (lines and hoses) Underbody covers: Visual inspection for completeness, fastening and signs of damage Coolant hoses: Check condition Radiators and air inlets: Visual inspection for external debris and blockage Coolant: Check level and antifreeze Air cleaner housing: Visual inspection for contamination Combination filter: Replace filter element Fuel lines and connections: Visual inspection for damage and leaks Wheel securing device: Check function Wheel nuts: Visual inspection for wear Parking brake: Check free play of the parking brake lever Brake system: Visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for signs of wear Brake hoses and lines: Visual inspection for damage, correct routing and corrosion Brake fluid: Check level Clutch: Check play or final position of pedal Clutch plates: Check for signs of wear Throttle actuation: Check smoothness of operation, full-throttle position with the tester Steering gear: Visual inspection of the bellows for signs of damage Tie rod ends: Check play and dust bellows Axle joints: Check play; visual inspection of the dust bellows for signs of damage; check tightness of ball joints at the front axle and screw connections on the suspensions at the front and rear Drive shafts: Visual inspection of the boots for leaks and signs of damage Exhaust system: Visual inspection for leaks and signs of damage, check mounts and heat shields Vacuum units for exhaust flaps: Check function Magnesium wheels: Visual inspection for damage Tires: Check condition and tire pressure Check door locks, lid locks and safety hook of the front lid to ensure that they are seated firmly and function properly Roof panels: Check function Rear wing drive: Check fluid level, operation and end position Vehicle lights: Check operation All headlights: Check setting Horn: Check operation Windshield wiper/washer, headlight washer: Check fluid level and nozzle settings, make sure to check the antifreeze during winter months Safety belts: Check operation and condition Electrical equipment as well as indicator and warning lights: Check operation During road or dynamometer test: Radio remote control, seats, brake pedal and parking brake (also operating travel), engine, clutch, steering system, transmission, TC switch, rear wing, heating, air-conditioning system and instruments: Check operation Oils, fluids: Visual inspection for leaks Replace tire sealant Check batteries for tire pressure control system Check airbag system Mounts for assemblies: Visual inspection of all hydraulic mounts for damage (Hat tip: TheCarLounge)
  • Dave says:
    August 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Um....how much does that cost?

  • Renner09 says:
    August 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    That's just plain crazy.

  • Teamspeed says:
    April 28, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for sharing, the orig source is here folks http://www.teamspeed.com/forums/gt/27461-fayence-yellow-cgt-getting-4-yr-major-service-must-see.html

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