Originally Posted by compsurge
FWIW, my new OEM replacement felt much sturdier at the turbo end than the unit that came off the car with ~100k on it. With proper care taken when torquing the worm clamp, I don't expect any issues.
I think if you torque it hard enough to seal, it gets squished. Remove / replace it a few times, add some heat-cycling... it tears. If you're going to fit it and forget it, get the stock part. I will be doing more turbo swaps in the near future so a new stock one will
get trashed, no matter how tender we are with install.