Septembers Tech Tip is how to properly ship an engine to ensure no damages occur.
First things first we need to address the components that NEED to come with the engine. We reman a complete engine which is why we need all the components.
- Bell Housing
- Exhaust Manifold
- Injector Lines and Clamps
- Pulleys (All)
- Turbo (Protect actuator in particular for shipping)
- Water Necks, Upper & Lower
- Wiring Harness (Engine)
Now some things NOT to do!
- Do NOT ship with oil or fluids!
- Do NOT send aftertreatment (DPF) or Radiator. These should be sent out for cleaning while your engine is being rebuilt. Failure to do so could result in damage to your newly built engine.
- Do NOT send the fan. It is one of the most common items that gets damaged during shipping so it is best that you keep it with you. We do not need it for engine testing.
And finally how to properly strap it down to a pallet to avoid chargeback for damages:
- Pallet boards should be at least 2” thick, 6” wide, and 4-6’ long (depending on size of engine and components…no components should exceed pallet dimensions)
- Engine should have at least 4 points of contact with pallet (metal brackets with secured lag bolts through pallet)
- In addition to brackets, engine should be secured with at least 2 metal or sturdy straps
- Engine should be wrapped, covered, or boxed
If you have any questions or are worried about shipping feel free to give us a call at 830-372-1594 and we will be happy to walk you through the steps or answer any questions.
Let’s make it happen!