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Old 02-12-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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So i bought a long block. Just need to pick it up now. I have my gf's honda odyssey van. Whats the best way of transporting this? Wood plank? I dont have any tool or resources since I dont live in LA. Get some straps from HF? How heavy is it?
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What I did was put stuff under it so the fluids don't touch your car. Towels, rags, cardboard whatever. I just laid the block on its side. Relatively stable if you drive slowly.
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Two people can lift a long block. It will be a grunt. a 1.6 fully dressed is 280 so figure 260. Get a four pack of HF ratchet straps for $9.99 and tie it down in the van on a piece of plywood to protect the carpet.
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Wrap it in a garbage bag or two and strap it to a pallet.
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Get a rubbermaid tub and several 2x4 pieces about 8-10 inches long. you can arrange the wood in the tub under the motor so it will stand up on its own. I wouldn't trust it to stay that way without strapping in a moving vehicle but at least it'll keep the juices out of your interior and wont rip like a plastic bag.
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48" x 48" plywood is all I used.
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An actual solution that preserves the oil pan and helps contain fluids:

Get an old, relatively small tire. Set it on an old blanket or two on the plywood. Put another old blanket or two in the middle of the tire. Set the engine on the tire (it can be slid forward after). Ratchet it down. Travel. The tire acts to take a good amount of weight off the bottom of the pan and drain and distribute it about. Do not use a tire you actually care about.

BTW, engine hoists are like 100 bucks anywhere and do break down into manageable pieces. For engine like these any old POS will do. Get one.
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An actual solution that preserves the oil pan and helps contain fluids:

Get an old, relatively small tire. Set it on an old blanket or two on the plywood. Put another old blanket or two in the middle of the tire. Set the engine on the tire (it can be slid forward after). Ratchet it down. Travel. The tire acts to take a good amount of weight off the bottom of the pan and drain and distribute it about. Do not use a tire you actually care about.
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The oil pan is thick aluminum, it'll support the weight of the engine no problem.
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