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A friend of a friend gave me some advice that I am not completed sure about. He is stating that 7.3s have known issues with oil pooling up in the intercooler causing air flow issues. Long story short, I took mine out of an 02 Ex and it was bone dry. Good news for me, but 2 hours..I wished I would have listened to my instincts.
The whole reason I started this was an error code being thrown relating to the ECU not being able to read turbo pressure (forgot the exact code). I fixed this from a line that goes from the vacuum pump to the wastegate actuator. The line had a crack, so I replaced it. Removed the codes and it has been fine since.
Has anyone seen or heard of the intercooler getting clogged with oil? This guy even stated there was a TSB out on it. I guess he has added a drain on the intercooler that he opens every other time he gets fuel.