I suppose it's possible. I've heard about guys having to repair pigtails (connectors) to certain sensors because of chafing, but I haven't done enough research for a recommendation. Just remembering when I bought the STC fitting upgrade, it came with a kit to rebuild (screen and o-rings) the IPR. If you only want to try that, the turbo has to come out. I don't recommend that though as I have learned how the high pressure system works. Under the oil cooler lies a sump that holds a bout a quart of oil. There is a screen for filtering there, then the oil goes through a tube in the block and feeds the high pressure oil pump. If the screen under the oil cooler fails, and they do, chunks of stuff will make it through the HPOP to the IPR, where it has it's own screen that can tear too and cause issues.
So again, I would recommend getting the STC fitting upgrade and other related items and I would add (sorry...should have mentioned this before) an oil cooler upgrade (they are better) to the list. These are known to plug up, so if things are apart, it just makes sense to do it once, IMO.
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