[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Receives a New Intake Manifold for His C8 Engine Swap


[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Receives New Manifold for C8 Engine Swap

We’ve been following the exploits of The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner, a GM World Class Technician based out of Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT., who has been tasked with the replacement of a C8 Corvette’s blown LT2 engine. Although the cause of the engine grenading is unknown to us at this time (Paul has ruled out valve springs), the main purpose of this project is to follow along as one of the best service techs in the business works to make this Corvette owner whole again.

Paul shared the intro of the project last week with a post on his TheCorvetteMechanic Facebook page and since then, we’ve posted updates as his parts needed for the engine swap arrived at his dealership. He has already received a new wiring harness and the replacement LT2 engine.

Today, Paul shows us the new LT2 intake manifold and oil tank assembly and he shares with us why these components will also be replaced on an engine with catastrophic failure.

Paul said he will probably be starting the actual swap today so we hope to have another installment of this C8 engine swap for you soon.

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Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Receives the LT2 Engine Block For His C8 Engine Swap
The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Takes a Look at a C8 Corvette’s Wiring Harness
The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Goes to Work on a Grenaded LT2 Corvette Engine



  1. A smart line tech who won’t get paid enough for this warranty nightmare. Been there in the late 70’s.

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