Having problems with your Ford F-250 ?

I have white smoke blowing from the exhaust. It will run fine and start many time throughout the day but then out of the blue it will not start. It cranks over fine and is getting fuel but will not engage. Any ideas? Maybe the head gasket. Its a 93 f250 7.3 deisel

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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Sounds like a bad injector dumping fuel into the motor ... I would have someone qualified check it over because you do not want to hydraulic lock that motor.
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