Are you guy's putting a small amount of grease on where the TOB slides before you put it together ?
I have always done that.
Same where the input shafts rides in the pilot bearing.
196k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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