Jan, thanks for those instructions. I've sent the first VF34 back to the distributor for inspection.
To be honest, though, I take pretty good care of my car. I follow most every item on that list.
K&N cone filter, cleaned w/in the last 2k miles.
Oil and oil filter are changed every 2500-3000 miles with Redline synthetic 10w30, and a Purolator premium plus filter. Once I went about 3300 miles, I've only gone over 3000 miles that once.
I pre-lube the turbo, and I know I have good oil pressure.
I disconnect power to my ignition coils and crank the engine for 20 seconds each time I change the oil or put a new turbo on.
I have never lifted a turbo by the wastegate actuator rod.
Am I missing something?