[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Has the Replacement LT2 Engine Back in the Car

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Has the Replacement LT2 Engine Back in the Car


The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner has been entertaining and educating us as he is doing a warranty repair on a C8 Corvette with a blown LT2 V8 engine. The C8 Corvette was first shown at Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT., with several extra holes in the block. Since then, we’ve watched as Paul prepped for the replacement and then actually remove the bad powerplant from car.

Our next video shows the replacement LT2 engine has been reinstalled into the engine bay and today Paul is talking about coolant. According to Paul, the non-Z51 C8 Corvette holds 22 quarts of coolant and as the coolant travels from the front of the car through the radiators and back to the engine compartment, one of the concerns is pockets of air in the system.

To remove the air from the system, Paul shows a shop tool they use to “vacuum down the cooling system” and then he will fill it back up before running it and bleeding out the air at various locations within the cooling system.

As this is a brand new engine, Paul also talks about the importance of pre-lubrication before cranking it for the first time.


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The Corvette Mechanic / Facebook

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5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s a no win deal. I’m sure the car will be repaired to perfection but it has had its engine replaced which may rise eyebrows upon resale, UGH!

  2. Oh come on there are 100,000 corvettes out there with replacement engines back when it was a real car people drove the daylights out of them blew up the engine and swapped a new one out during the week. Guys yanked out the motors and threw in the next fastest motor they could find. The most of the mid engine Vette’s today are being sold to people could not change their own oil with a private mechanic showing them the way.

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