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The ding isn't doing you any favors but all things considered its really not that bad.
These turbos use a journal bearing that rides on a film of oil, so when the truck is shut off some play in the bearing is completely normal (side to side play that is). The important thing is that it isn't so loose that the wheel can contact the housing. Also, ANY in and out play is a bad thing and means you should rebuild the turbo PDQ.
I can't remember on the OBS if the compressor housing cover can be removed with the turbo still installed... I believe it can but don't quote me on that. You'd also have to remove your down pipe and come up with a way to hold the turbine wheel so you can remove the compressor wheel if you decide to go that route. Some guys wrap a screwdriver in duct tape and jam it in the turbine wheel, but many have also messed up the turbine wheel that way. I've heard of guys using a gator grip socket to hold the turbine wheel but not sure if there is enough room to do it with the turbo still installed or not.
97 F350 CCLB 4x4 PSD
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