[VIDEO] Final Thoughts on the C8 Engine Swap from the Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner

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[VIDEO] Final Thoughts on the C8 Engine Swap from the Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner


The Corvette Mechanic Paul Koerner just wrapped up an engine swap on a C8 Corvette at his dealership Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT., and now he has some final thoughts on the project that took about two weeks to complete from start to finish.

One of the points that Paul makes is that in designing the new C8 Corvette, over 1000 engineers were involved in the process. However, when a broken car arrives at the dealership, the dealer service technician is expected to have that same level of knowledge which Paul says is impossible. It’s the accessibility to GM’s resources that allows the dealer-level technician to handle this kind of job on a new platform.

Paul said that he learned much from the project, both about the mid-engine Corvette, but also about being a better service technician as he learns something new every day no matter whether he is working on a Corvette, Tahoe, Suburban or a Sonic. Keeping an open mind while listening to multiple viewpoints and having different levels of interaction with those who are commenting on his Facebook page and here at CorvetteBlogger.com also helps him grow as a service technician.

Paul then signs off which the following:

Thank you…to each and every one of you who have watched this process, and who have understood that no one has all the answers, but allowing a service technician at the dealership to find the answers will allow a better ownership experience from Corvette, from General Motors, and were going to do everything in our power…thousands of high quality technicians from around the country and around the world do put their heart and soul into every aspect of serving Corvette. Please allow them to do so, much like Mike allowed me to. Thank you very much everyone and I appreciate everyone chiming in.


Source:
The Corvette Mechanic / Facebook

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7 COMMENTS

  1. we, as customers, “assume” the techs know everything. Thank you Paul for explaining that is not necessarily the case. but you can learn through each and every experience and if more techs share the incidents like Paul did we can all learn.

  2. When and by what source do you think we will find out what happened inside of the original engine?

  3. Paul: you did an outstanding job as a single technician in rebuilding an engine that originally had input from over 1000 engineers.Yet as you pointed out, this engineering feat had all the available resources of the entire GM corporation. It should never have been placed on your shoulders, talented as you are to rebuild an entire, complex engine. The customer should have been given an entirely new car and the failed one used as an instruction template(with you as lecturer) or destroyed.

  4. He did not rebuild the engine he replaced it with a new one. Service Technician is an insult he is a magician! Thanks for sharing this headache. On to the next nightmare!

  5. i will buy it if it is 4sale , it will look nice sitting next to my blu (c8) one……..lol

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