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So I've recently purchased a 89 f350 with the 7.3 idi in it.
Surprisingly it starts runs and moves and then dies after maybe a short 2min. It also seems like it's knocking louder than a diesel should under normal conditions.
The previous owner side it threw a rod but couldn't see any obvious damage to the block or any other part.
As I poked around in the engine bay I seen that the entire passenger side cylinder bank was blowing fuel out everywhere. It also had an incredibly dirty air filter and bone dry dipstick i.e. no oil, aside from that I couldn't see anything that would make it run as bad as it is.
Is there anyway to tell if there is a thrown rod without tearing down the motor or could these problems be the cause of the sad performance
 
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