My 2012 (45K miles) is in the shop now getting a new turbo and associated stuff. $6600+
The service tech said I had an 'upgraded' hose which was installed a year ago when it blew. I hadn't heard of an 'upgraded' hose before that.
If the Tech is talking about a OEM Ford hose he is correct. The "cold" side tube between the charge air cooler and the intake has been a problem over the years and Ford has indeed made changes to it. The changes address the failures but it is still plastic on the ends with a rubber middle and a better clamp set up. I have always had a dislike for any CAC duct using plastic. Time will tell if the revision was impactful. The changed part is installed on trucks with recall 18M03 that experience a failure of the duct. I can't confirm at this moment as to whether the revised part is specified for pick-up applications and trucks rated under 14,000 lb BUT it would likely work fine if the revision is not all inclusive. It will fit, the unknown is the fact that the intake air temperature sensor is part of the tube and if the sensors are all the same which I am thinking they are.
So, jut for the sake of the discussion...
Customer Satisfaction Program 18M03
Certain 2011 Through 2016 Model Year F-Super Duty Vehicles Over 14,000 GVWR
with a 6.7L Engine
Charge Air Cooler Outlet Tube Inspection
This program extends the warranty coverage of the charge air cooler (CAC) outlet tube to 10 years of
service or 110,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle, whichever occurs first.
If a vehicle has already exceeded either the time or mileage limits, this extended warranty coverage
will last through July 7, 2019.