I recently gutted my EBPV and I followed the instruction on one of the threads on this site. IT worked out very well. After the mod, I did not find any oil leaks, or persuing issues. However, people keep making referencence to the metal cable that attaches to the EBPV butterfly valve and oil gallies... I got to thinking maybe there is a small oil passage somehow into the EBPV flapper to stop it from seizing in one spot under all that heat... it was dark when I modified it and don't see any leaks, engine oil level may be a bit low, but no obvious signs of burning oil or anything.... this is a 1996 PSD... am I missing something? Are people making references to a newer year where oil lubrication went thru the pedistal to the turbo cold and hot side bearings?