[VIDEO] Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Finishes the C8 Engine Swap with a Fresh 4-Wheel Alignment

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[VIDEO] Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner Finishes the C8 Engine Swap with a Fresh 4-Wheel Alignment


The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner has been working on a broken C8 Corvette for the last couple of weeks and this is most likely our final video from the project. Just to recap, the Corvette’s engine had blown three holes through the block, nicking the engine harness. The engine repair was done under warranty and the bad engine has been shipped back to Detroit where it will undergo a failure analysis.

Meanwhile, we have had a grand ole time in bringing you these daily updates from Paul who is a GM Corvette-certified technician with Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT. Paul’s depth of knowledge and his ability to break down the complex engine swap into these easy-to-consume “lessons of the day” helps to provide a greater understanding and appreciation for the jobs performed by automotive techs day in and day out.

Paul says the four-wheel alignment is one of the last things to do on the car before it’s cleaned up and is presented back to the customer. As for the alignment procedure itself, Paul shares a bit of feedback directly to GM and then provides a bit more insight into how he likes to perform the alignments to ensure they are “dead nuts perfect,” which we assume is an industry term!

Again, we thank Paul for providing these video updates the way he did. He’ll be at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event next week doing a couple of seminars and customer car troubleshooting, so if you see him, let him know how much you enjoyed these updates.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. I hope he will post total time spent on the job and what was the cause of the failure. Though I doubt GM will reveal that

  2. wondering if the 500 mile break in is needed again for the new engine. It also sounds like alignment should be left to Chevrolet mechanics, and not “outsiders”.

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