Engines

Shipping Guide

Part Preparation & Shipping Guidelines

1. Inspect

    1. Ensure stock # matches the work order
    2. Confirm the interchange description on the work order matches the part
    3. Confirm work order comments match or special instructions have been completed
    4. Roll over/rotate: NOTE: Before rotating an engine, consult manufacturer recommendations to prevent damage to timing or other internal components. In general, the engine should be rotated clockwise from the harmonic balancer unless otherwise indicated by the manufacturer. Use engine rotating tool to roll the engine over two (2) complete revolutions.
    5. Inspect Cylinder Head(s) for any gasket leaks
    6. Inspect engine block, mounting brackets and bases for cracks or breaks.
    7. Confirm all included parts are included and undamaged. Replace any damaged item. If the component will not be replaced, contact supervisor or salesperson before continuing.
      1. Engine Assemblies include:
        1. Block
        2. Internally Lubricated Parts
        3. Oil Pan
        4. Cylinder Head(s)
        5. Integral wiring harnesses when possible
        6. Valve Cover(s)
        7. Intake Manifold
        8. Timing Cover(s)
        9. Fuel Injection Components 
      2. Engine assemblies are NOT assumed to include:
        1. Compressor
        2. Starter
        3. Power Steering Pump
        4. Alternator
        5. Exhaust manifold (unless catalytic converter is not integral)

2. Prepare

    1. Remove all broken or damaged parts possible after approval. Do not remove good parts that would make installation easier for the customer.
    2. Remove the following if damaged or cut (after having been approved for sale)
      1. Wire(s)/Wire Harness Throttle body Hose(s)
      2. Coil Pack(s)
      3. Bracket(s)
      4. Sensor(s)
    3. Confirm the engine has been drained of all fluids. If not, drain all fluids. NOTICE - Any mechanical component not drained could subject the part to refusal on behalf of transportation company(s)
    4. Use properly sized red plugs to cover any critical openings (including accessory items). Use adhesive tape where plugs don’t fit.

3. Clean

      1. Pressure-wash the entire engine to remove any oil or grease. Team PRP recommends using a hot pressure washer, commercial degreaser or non-heated pressure washer or a combination of these to properly wash the engine.
      2. Use an air hose with air chuck, or an air hose with a blow gun equipped with a rubber tip to remove excess moisture.
      3. Complete a final check for cracks or breaks that might have gone unnoticed prior to cleaning
      4. Some Team PRP members turn the engines over again after cleaning to confirm everything is OK and no moisture has penetrated the engine. 

4. Tagging & Identification

      1. Apply your store’s custom stamp on the back of cylinder heads and the bell housing area using a customized metal stamp
      2. Apply either Team Team PRP, URG, or customized heat tabs using heat tab glue. Place in an inconspicuous location. A minimum of one heat tab on the block is recommended. Cover the back of the heat tab with glue and apply it to a clean surface area. Note that there are different tabs for diesel and gasoline engines.
      3. Use wire or zip tie to secure the Team Team PRP engine installation, Drain warning & warranty tags

5. Shipping

    1. Use a Team PRP standard 30x20 Large Engine / Trans pallet
      1. If the unit is oversized or uncommon in shape, pallet reinforcement / alteration is recommended to ensure stabilization during transportation
    2. Use no fewer than two banding straps to secure the unit
      1. Ensure straps are not tightened over critical fragile exterior components like plugs or sensors that may break when pressure is applied

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