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Join Date: May 2015
I did the Fleece Performance lines from the Duramax Store. I didn't want a repair kit. I wanted something that was one piece, new from end to end.
Leads to a story about rip off mechanics. I had an employee install them because I had just had shoulder surgery and couldn't. I later brought it to a Tuffy service center by the house for an alignment and coolant flush. I told them I had three work trucks and my wife's car. I told them I was there because I was temporarily disabled, not because I can't turn my own wrenches which I had been doing for 30 years. If they didn't try to sell me rooty rods or muffler bearings, they'd be my go to shop.
They laughed about the rooty rods and muffler bearings and assured me they don't do things like that. When I went to pick up the truck, they said the [brand new Fleece Performance; the newest, cleanest, shiniest parts on the truck] tranny cooler lines were worn out and needed to be replaced. I said they're brand new. He started back peddling and mumbling his way out. Turns out, one of the fittings was left untightened. All they had to do was touch it, it wasn't even finger tight. They could have said hey we tightend that line for you. Or. hey we tightened that line and checked the others, it will be $20.00 extra. I'd have said great! Thank you! Instead... they just couldn't resist trying to scam me. Come to think of it, as I'm writing this, I wouldn't be surprised if they loosened it. I just assumed the employee was careless.
Edit: They also did a lousy job on the alignment, the steering wheel isn't even close to straight. It's turned to about 10:00 going straight.