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.
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