Another Carrera GT, another four-year service interval. This Nürburgring denizen had logged over 13,000 miles when its owner decided to combine the typical engine-out job with full paint-correction detail. A full photographic record lets us follow along [Rennlist].
Popping it up on a lift and removing all the wheels and tires for a proper cleaning. A must for any fine detail job.
There's nothing that says well-flogged supercar like dirty wheel wells. Cleaned and cleaned.
Off come all the crazy undertrays to lay bare the nifty bits underneath.
Cleaning of the underneath parts, exhaust and whatnot. Those pipes running down the center feed water to the radiators at the front of the car.
Fast forward and the clutch is out. Time to take out the Vernier caliper and see if ol' ledfoot is burning down the house. The like-new reading is 31mm; this one is just under 30mm, suggesting 33% wear and a 40,000-mile lifespan. Hallelujah.
Poof. There's the engine.
Time for a thorough clean and polish of that carbon-fiber circus known as an engine bay.
Now for the four-year service. Mainly, it's a matter of checking valve clearances, changing spark plugs and stamping it with a gold star. Metaphorically, of course.
Off come the seats for a good cleaning of the carbon-fiber tub. That and to fix a chip in the footwell.
Bye-bye bug splatted and rock-chipped paint shield. After some paint freshening by the detailing boys, a new shield goes on.
High-end detailers Miracle Detail use their video device to re-cap the entire job. In all, the whole job probably cost as much as a used E46 BMW M3.