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Hmm...if smoke comes out of wastegate then it's an engine problem. Wastegate dumps exhaust gases into air before they even reach the turbo, so if you are getting oil smoke from wastegate it's generated in the engine.

But I find it a little puzzling. A smoke created by broken rings or loose valve guides would come from pipes connected to both wastegate and turbo. Turbo cannot clean up the smoke.

Can it be a oil leak squirting onto hot headers on wastegate side when you accellerate?

My old car had leaky cylinder base and leaked some oil on headers while accelerating. Due to OEM header assymetrical design, drip from cylinder base will mostly spray one header.

You would like to raise the car and ask somebody to rev it while watching for leaks underneath.
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