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Old 04-03-2017, 11:44 AM
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Default Should I remove transmission fluid from my auto tranny?

Hey Everyone:
Thanks to this wonderful forum, and Kijijii, I have sold all the last parts of my 87S4. The only part that remains is my rebuilt auto tranny. When people ship these, I assume that they must be dry, or would that cause a problem?
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Yes, you need to drain the fluid, if you using a common carrier, and put it on a pallet, banded. The fluid is considered HAZMAT, and it's flammable. The trans needs to be shipped dry. You need to shrink wrap it also, and plug all the openings where residual fluid might leak out.
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Thanks, I will do that right away.
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I shipped an auto box to MB a couple years ago. I ended up building a fitted crate, drained and plugged. The guys at the freight company liked the crate, it was slightly over engineered. LOL

IFIRC it was about $200 cdn to ship it to Winterpeg.
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A very reasonable price, indeed. My last pickup, going to Calgary, was done by U- Ship. A large 8 x 16 cube, showed up at the door,put all my extras in, and took off. Easy peasy.
I have a pallet just waiting, in case I have to ship this large piece, but am hoping someone local will want it.
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This how I shipped a manual transmission to Andrew Olson recently. Auto Box fits nicely.

Sealed with gorilla duct tape.

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Cool. Mine is a little longer, but I could always cut one end, and let it poke through.
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Originally Posted by Kevin in Atlanta View Post
This how I shipped a manual transmission to Andrew Olson recently. Auto Box fits nicely.

Sealed with gorilla duct tape.

Neat idea! I don't think an automatic would fit.

A old cooler is a great idea, and easy to seal up with some duct tape or tek screws.
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It will!
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