“Next-gen Corvette repair, yeah, we do that!!”
That was the message from the Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner who has been working the last few days on a Sebring Orange C8 Corvette Stingray with a blown engine at his dealership, Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT.
Paul shared the good news to his Facebook Page as well as photos showing the C8’s powertrain which has been separated from the chassis and was successfully dropped to the ground.
Once the powertrain was out of the car, Paul then had to disconnect the dual-clutch transmission, wiring harness, and other components. The damaged LT2 engine will be sent back to Detroit unopened where it will undergo a failure analysis to see what caused the failure. Paul points out on camera that all the valve springs are still attached which rules out that as a cause.
Paul also points out the high-pressure fuel injectors and the tip on one of them appears to have been impacted during the engine failure so that injector will be replaced as well. Although Paul says in the video that it’s cylinder #7 that failed, he corrected himself on the video description by saying it was cylinder #5.
Now that the engine and transmission are out of the car, he is going to set up the DCT for the new engine wiring harness and then clean and prep the components that are going back into the car.
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