Re: possibly buying another obs
Unessasary leaks, signs of neglect obviously. You say it's missing a turbo make sure nothing has gotten in the intake while it's been sitting without a turbo. Other than that sounds like you know what your doing.
On edit: if it has the TTB front axle make sure it isn't about to junk.
97 SCLB 7.3 Handshaker
Valair Clutch, only the best.
TS 6 Position Tyrant Tuning
S&B, MBRP, Isspro, Mag-Hytec, 1.00 A/R Exhaust housing, HPX
Full sound system: Kicker-Kenwood
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