Duramax shop Columbus, Ohio area

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I cant seem to get in touch with anyone around here about doing headgaskets on my LML. ANyone used anyone good around here? Or Ohio in general I guess.

Also what HG's is everyone buying? Ive heard C's and aftermarket. Im going ARP just because I believe anything with a turbo should have those but other than that is there a kit to buy or what?

Thanks
Chris
 

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I usually do side jobs, but that's not something I can take on right now. Not aware of anyone in Columbus, but Jeff Dean has a shop down in Lancaster (On Track Auto I think?) or I'm sure Firepunk in Plain City would be able to do it. I know Floras in Johnstown does mostly bigger trucks, but maybe worth a shot to ask.
 
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Haven't heard from Jeff in years. I wonder how he's doing?

BTW, moved to the Midwest section.
 
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Shit I forgot about Jeff. Good thinking. I know him personally too as we are always at the same tracks together on the gasser side of things.
Ive tried to get ahold of Jones for 2 weeks now to no avail.
Firepunk said they dont do Duramax which I thought was weird but whatever.

I have been out of the diesel scene for awhile. Whos a good vendor to get ahold of here anymore?
 
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Shit I forgot about Jeff. Good thinking. I know him personally too as we are always at the same tracks together on the gasser side of things.
Ive tried to get ahold of Jones for 2 weeks now to no avail.
Firepunk said they dont do Duramax which I thought was weird but whatever.

I have been out of the diesel scene for awhile. Whos a good vendor to get ahold of here anymore?
What are you looking for as far as a vendor?
If its parts, I have been dealing with Brad alot.
Goes by Bdsankey on here. https://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/members/bdsankey.35310/
I highly recommend purchasing parts through him.
 

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Shit I forgot about Jeff. Good thinking. I know him personally too as we are always at the same tracks together on the gasser side of things.
Ive tried to get ahold of Jones for 2 weeks now to no avail.
Firepunk said they dont do Duramax which I thought was weird but whatever.

I have been out of the diesel scene for awhile. Whos a good vendor to get ahold of here anymore?
I'm not sure what kind of work Jones claims to do, but I wouldn't take it there for HG repair $.02
 
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Well of course I texted Jeff Dean last night and hes out of the game. Sold his shop and tools so back to square one.

Yea as far as vendor just a parts bundle like Sinnister makes for hg changes.
 

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Well of course I texted Jeff Dean last night and hes out of the game. Sold his shop and tools so back to square one.

Yea as far as vendor just a parts bundle like Sinnister makes for hg changes.
Well I recommend Brad.

He has saved me some money on just about everything I have purchased from him. He is straight up and won't sell you anything you don't need unless you still ask for it.

After what Sinister did to other's in the industry with the color copy right BS, I wouldn't do business with them.

There are lots of other Shops that have bundles too. I think LDS still sponsors the board. They have a head gasket kit and you can upgrade the gaskets from OEM to Mahle and the OEM head Bolts to ARP studs.
 

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Well I recommend Brad.

He has saved me some money on just about everything I have purchased from him. He is straight up and won't sell you anything you don't need unless you still ask for it.

After what Sinister did to other's in the industry with the color copy right BS, I wouldn't do business with them.

There are lots of other Shops that have bundles too. I think LDS still sponsors the board. They have a head gasket kit and you can upgrade the gaskets from OEM to Mahle and the OEM head Bolts to ARP studs.
LDS pulled out. Brad is his best bet for parts and support
 
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Shit I forgot about Jeff. Good thinking. I know him personally too as we are always at the same tracks together on the gasser side of things.
Ive tried to get ahold of Jones for 2 weeks now to no avail.
Firepunk said they dont do Duramax which I thought was weird but whatever.

I have been out of the diesel scene for awhile. Whos a good vendor to get ahold of here anymore?

What ways have you been trying to get ahold of him? I can shoot Nick a text if you want.

There’s another shop in Groveport but he’s covered up pretty badly
 

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Is Kyle at Crank it Up still in this game? Trusted?

Does $5k for both hg's and arp studs sound reasonable for labor and materials? I think so but like I said Ive been away from diesels for awhile.
 

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Is Kyle at Crank it Up still in this game? Trusted?

Does $5k for both hg's and arp studs sound reasonable for labor and materials? I think so but like I said Ive been away from diesels for awhile.
A buddy of mine got quoted $6,000 for parts and labor from two different shops the other day for mahle gaskets and re-using his arp studs. $5,000 sounds very reasonable to me.
 

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Is Kyle at Crank it Up still in this game? Trusted?

Does $5k for both hg's and arp studs sound reasonable for labor and materials? I think so but like I said Ive been away from diesels for awhile.
As far as I know Kyle still runs a shop, my brother had him drop a motor / trans into a truck two years ago