Young & Sons Detroit Diesel Engines


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About Young & Sons Diesel Engines


In 1945, John Young started J Young Motor Service in his garage on the southeast side of Indianapolis. During tough economic times, he gained a loyal client base with his commitment to quality and value. After 20 years of operating from the family garage, John rented a building in downtown Indianapolis and moved J Young Motor Service there. Within 2 years of the move downtown, John built his first building to meet the needs of his growing business. It was about 4000 square feet, more than 100 times larger than the garage he began in. Later that year, John renamed the business “Young and Sons” as his sons joined the family business and gained their own reputation as skilled Diesel Engine mechanics. Today, John Young’s business is being run by the second and third generation of the Young family.

Today, what began as a small garage-based business has grown to be an Indianapolis landmark. Young and Sons now operates multiple locations totaling over 60,000 square feet in shop and warehouse space, 25 employees, and state-of-the-art equipment; servicing customers around the world. Even with all that growth, some things never change. Young and Sons is still operated by the Young family with John’s sons and grandsons committed to the same principles that grew from years of hard work from that small garage in southeast Indianapolis. Young and Sons is a major leader in Recon Diesel Engines, New Surplus Diesel Engines, Used Diesel Engines, and nearly any part you might need for any of them, because they have never forgotten that their most important asset is their customers.


We build high quality recon Diesel Engines for both industrial and highway applications. We also stock new surplus engines and good running used engines, all tested and verified by our mechanics. Our most popular Diesel Engines include CAT Diesel Engines, Cummins Diesel Engines, and Detroit Diesel Engines, but we stock and build nearly every diesel engine make and model.

For highway use, our most commonly stocked engines are CAT 3126, CAT C-7 , CAT C-10, CAT C-12 , CAT 3406, CAT C-15, Cummins L-10, Cummins M-11, Cummins N-14, Cummins ISX, and Detroit Diesel series 60, DDEC 1-5.

For Industrial use, our most commonly stocked engines are CAT 3116, CAT C-7, CAT 3176, CAT C-10, CAT 3306, CAT 3406 , CAT C-15 , CAT C-16, Cummins 5.9 , Cummins 8.3, Cummins 6CTA , Cummins LTA-10, Cummins M-11, and Cummins QSX 15.

However, this is just our most common list of stocked engines. If you don’t see your engine listed, call us. We will let you know if your item is on shelf or give you a reliable build time if necessary. We also frequently purchase brand new surplus engines and good running used engines that are different from our common stocked items.

Are you looking for a new diesel engine? We also supply new engines and engines with low miles in stock.


When you are searching for a diesel engine you want to work with someone who not only knows how to rebuild and/or recon Diesel Engines. You need a reliable business with a good reputation. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer experience and fast response time. Feel free to check out our reviews; we maintain a Better Business Bureau rating of A+. We also are certified ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) mechanics and a member of the AERA Engine Builders Association.

Even though we have an Indianapolis location, we can ship across the country and internationally as well. We have grown our diverse customer base over the last 65 years to not only nationally, but internationally as well. We welcome orders from all across the globe. This makes working with us convenient no matter where you live. We offer excellent pricing on all of our shipping needs.


Young & Sons is available to answer any diesel questions that you may have. If you are interested in receiving a quote from us, feel free to fill out our contact form. When filling out this form, please include all the necessary information and be as detailed as possible. This way we can provide you with the most accurate quote. You are welcome to contact us at (317) 263-0960 as well.

We look forward to working hard to earn your business for all your diesel engine needs!

Quality and Trust for over 75 years