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Old 01-13-2015, 03:34 PM
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Well the results are in from my road testing. My maximum boost with the hole was 14.9 PSI and 15.1 PSI with the hole plugged. I am not sure if this is conclusive with such a minor difference. In the video I once mistakenly said smaller hole rather than smaller hill so disregard that mistake. Also I attached my screen shots displaying the values.

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Old 01-23-2015, 10:48 PM
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What model truck and which tsb did they perform? What did they do? Thanks

Sorry I missed your reply so long ago!

EcoBoost XLT 4x4 2012 May build, not that the Trim level matters, its the same same motor in a Platinum as the XLT... TSB was 12-10-19, which was a Updated CAC, Air Deflector Shield, and PCM Update.... Truck sat at the dealer for 5 weeks waiting for the Backordered parts, while I drove a new Ford Flex Limited from the dealer(Dave Sinclair Ford)

The tsb was performed a hair over 13k miles on the truck, now I have 60k miles on her... Hasnt repeated itself since, and was only the one time passing a semi truck during foggy/sunny afternoon on a 70 degree evening! No CEL, truck just shudderd, and lost all throttle response for nearly 30 seconds... gas pedal response then came back without anything being done like changing gears or shutting the ignition off!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:42 PM
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Quick question for those who have drilled the hole...

I drilled a hole yesterday in the bottom of the intercooler on the drivers side, lowest point just like a few others have done, and it blew out a good amount of oily water mixture. Still is dripping/blowing it out today after driving it a good amount. How long will it continue to drip/blow a significant amount out as it's seen on the pavement below?
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Originally Posted by hunterc984 View Post
Quick question for those who have drilled the hole...

I drilled a hole yesterday in the bottom of the intercooler on the drivers side, lowest point just like a few others have done, and it blew out a good amount of oily water mixture. Still is dripping/blowing it out today after driving it a good amount. How long will it continue to drip/blow a significant amount out as it's seen on the pavement below?
It most likely will continue until you sell the vehicle. The condensation continuously is condensed in the CAC. As long as the vehicle is running it will be making more and more. It is not just a drain once kind of thing.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:55 PM
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The above is true, however I suspect it will lessen. You likely had a bunch in there, the truck is pushing it out, which is great. But it will continue to make it if the conditions are favorable for it. So, while you're seeing a bunch now that may have made a nasty mess on your driveway, it should slow down some, again, pending your driving style and ambient conditions.
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Bucketman speaks the truth.
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The above is true, however I suspect it will lessen. You likely had a bunch in there, the truck is pushing it out, which is great. But it will continue to make it if the conditions are favorable for it. So, while you're seeing a bunch now that may have made a nasty mess on your driveway, it should slow down some, again, pending your driving style and ambient conditions.
I appreciate the responses... thanks. That's what I thought. It has lessened little by little. Just glad to see all the gunk and oily mucky water being blown out
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:27 PM
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This small amount of oil and virtually zero(couple droplets) water is all that was in my aFe IC after running it a month and pulling it to check. Really impressed with the breather on this IC. I had at least 4 oz of water in the stock IC, even with the hole drilled, when I pulled it to put the aFe in.
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When I pulled my Wagner out to sell it, it had about a cup of water/oil. No driving issues since spark plugs replaced every 20-30,000 miles and tuned. I never drilled a hole.
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Pulled my factory CAC, this is the AB model, original to the 2011, early 2012. I removed it about 11,000 miles ago, cleaned it and drilled the hole.

Had about a teaspoon of oil/water, couldn't even really get it to flow out the outlet. I had a little oil on the CAC support. I do not have any spots on my driveway where I park. Never had the condensation shudder issue.
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