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Question Shipping an Engine???

hey guys long time lurker first time poster, wanted to say hi and ask a simple question.

what would I have to do to ship a small motorcycle engine to india (punjab) from canada (B.C.). Am I able to take it in as luggage? any and all help would be appricated thanks n god bless.
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1) If it has had fuel in it then it is classed as 'dangerous goods' .. maybe enve if it has had oil in it? No go. Unless shipped as cargo with DG certificate. See http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...cles-air-21880 For an idea of how to do it.

2) If the engine is going in another bike .. does that bike have a carnet? In that case the carnet and the engine numbers will not match ... no go.

3) Personal luggage has a weight limit ...
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Depending on the size of the engine, ie not a big 4 pot, you can take it on a plane as checked in luggage but it would have to be spotlessley clean, no oil dripping out and in a stronge containe that can be carried, you will have to pay the excess baggage charge and it would have to go with the over weight luggage.
A friend of mine brought a VW campervan gearbox and drive shafts back to the UK from the States as hand luggage a few years ago with no problems, but i know time's change.
As for engine number you can get a customs deleration which will have the new engine number on it and is stamped and signned by them or you can send your Carnet back and have it ammended with the new number, I think they can also send you a letter that go's in the carnet to say you have change a part, ie the engine. Or you could just put your old number on the new engine. There is all ways away hope this of some help. Skip
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