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Well, as far as I know, there is only one way oil gets through the turbo and into the up pipe and intercooler, and that is through bad turbo seals. Although your seals may be ok, but they could be being overwhelmed by shear volume of cold oil on start up, if your scavange pump is not keeping up with the flow, due to a slight restriction somewhere.
A restriction could be in the oil return lines, or gunk in your turbo oil catch can. Did your turbo oil catch can get smashed or bent up, thus causing a restriction, that when the oil is cold, it does not flow as well and simply backs up and overwhelms the turbo seals?
I would have to assume that the oil leak onto the ground is coming from the bottom joint at the turbo up pipe?
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