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sounds similar to what i had done, but with a gen 1 w.w. I THOUGHT the wheel was threaded all the way. A little time later, BOOM, turbo went. Broke the shaft, sent chunks into the IC..you get the picture. Sit'n there, scratch'n my head, as to why this happened.
Well, it wasnt until i rebuilt the turbo, that i noticed something. I noticed on the turbo i rebuilt, that the wheel "sat" 1/8-3/16 down, past the shaft, meaning, the shaft protruding that much out the center of the wheel. I go and look at the w.w. still on the broken shaft and yup, that wheel sitting flush.
What i think/know happened, is when i installed it WITH an impact, it just did not "suck" the bushing clamp rings into their respective spots, thus, leaving enough gap to eventually cause havoc.
Not saying this is your case, but it sure the heck was mine...
99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....