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Blowing white smoke on take off, smells like burnt oil

First time posting so bare with me. I have a 05 F250 6.0, getting ready to put on egr delete but other then that no mods. 190k all stock. I have noticed that just on take off from stop lights ect. it has been blowing a good amount of white smoke. It isn't blue and it lingers for awhile. Smells like burnt oil. Took the turbo off and there was oil around the exhaust clamp and also it appears to have some oil on the exhaust tip or it looks wet anyways. The turbo shaft spins freely and there really isn't any play in it, just appears to be leaking. Coolant levels are normal and it doesn't smell like anti freeze at all. I was looking for input maybe a seal in the turbo is going out causing oil to leak to the exhaust? I wanted to get as much info as possible before having the turbo rebuilt unless there is anything else that could be doing this.
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If the white smoke just started i would pull the EGR valve and check it if it is damp or wet cooler is bad if just soot then look at the turbo maybe the oil may also be from the CCV the hot side of the turbo will leak oil through the boots
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Would a bad egr valve cause white smoke that lingers and also smells like burnt oil? I have had the turbo off before and never saw evidence of oil around the exhaust pipe or standing in the bottom side of the clamp of the exhaust side like it is now.
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