[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Starts Up the Replacement LT2 for the First Time

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Starts Up the Replacement LT2 for the First Time


As you will see in today’s quick video from the Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner, our long national nightmare C8 engine swap project is nearly over as he starts up the replacement LT2 engine for the first time. For those folks who have been here from the beginning, Paul kicked off the project nearly two weeks ago after his customer named Mike had his C8 Corvette Stingray towed to Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT., with several extra holes in the original engine block.

Since then, we’ve followed along as Paul ordered the new warranty replacement LT2 engine and associated components including a new Intake manifold and the engine wiring harness. We watched as Paul had removed the damaged engine and then installed its replacement. He was planning to restart the car earlier, but a blown fuse issue delayed that milestone until now.

Today’s video is the culmination of all that preparation and hard work put in by Paul, who simply says “It’s time…let’s see what happens,” as he walks around to the open driver’s side door and presses the engine start button. And just like, the Corvette roars to life once again!


Source:
The Corvette Mechanic / Facebook

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Good job! In case I missed it, did you identify any of those bizarre looking pieces that poured out of the original intake manifold?

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