[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner on the C8’s Wiring Harness and Torque Wrenches

2017

[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner on the C8's Wiring Harness and Torque Wrenches


Thanks to those of you commenting on the C8 engine swap project currently being performed by the Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner at Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT. Paul has been performing the engine swap after the original engine literally blew multiple holes through the engine block so the Sebring Orange Corvette has earned a new engine thanks to GM’s warranty.

Paul reached out to us the other day to thank us for sharing his videos. As these big service jobs aren’t seen in this kind of detail all that often, we are learning so much about what is involved. We thanked him as well for sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience that Paul has become known for from his various seminars at the major Corvette shows.

Now that Paul has the replacement LT2 engine mated correctly to the Tremec dual-clutch 8-speed transmission, it’s now time to install the wiring harness. Back in the original video, Paul showed us how the shrapnel from the engine block had nicked the original wiring harness, so this new one is also required to make the car as good as new again.

To lead off the video, Paul also discusses the importance of torque wrenches and how they help make sure the service job is completed with the bolts torqued down to the same specs as they were when the car left the factory.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Paul Koerner is miss stating torque for a fastener he is saying In-Lb an Ft-Lb.

    Torque is a measure of how much twisting is applied to a fastener. The units used to measure torque are in the form of force times length. The metric (SI) unit of torque is the newton metre (Nm). In inch units, torque is usually measured as Lb-Ft (pounds feet) or Lb-In (pounds inch).

    Not
    Torque is a rotating force produced by an engine’s crankshaft. The more torque an engine produces, the greater its ability to perform work. The measurement is the same as work, but slightly different. Since torque is a vector (acting in a certain direction), it’s quantified by the units pound-feet and newton-meters.

  2. while this series is something I will never experience personally (doing the work that is) it very interesting and helps me better understand the workings of the car I will soon own!

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