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How to pack your engine block or cylinder head for shipping

block packaging

Example of how a block should be packaged in a plastic tote.

  1. Strip the block of all bolts or plugs. Remove all head studs, external studs, and all sensors and senders.
    We will NOT be held responsible for items that have to be removed for machining purposes.
  2. Degrease the block and clean it so there is no dripping oil.
    There will be an additional charge of $50.00 if the block is still oily or greasy.
  3. Use a plastic tote, double wall cardboard box, or triple wall cardboard box.
  4. Pack with cardboard or foam all the way around the block, including the top and bottom. There should be at least 2 inches of padding on each of the four sides in order to protect the block. DO NOT USE PACKING PEANUTS Packing peanuts cannot sustain the weight of a block if dropped.When packaged correctly, there should be little to no movement allowed when the box is sealed.
  5. Please print and fill out our Block Sleeving Customer Info Form 145 KB and put in the box.
  6. Make sure you add enough insurance to cover the price of the block should damage occur during shipping. The most common reason you do not get a claim approved is due to the block not being packaged correctly.
  7. If you aren’t comfortable throwing this box out of the back of a truck to the ground you probably didn’t pack it well enough, go back to step 3.


AR Fabrication
1180 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601