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Old 10-17-2003, 08:43 AM
beerme beerme is offline
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350 SDL Engine Mis-Fire Question

Okay here is an odd one, I know about the rod problems with the 3.5L Diesels but what I haven't seen or heard of what is currently happening to me. When I am driving the car on the highway once in awhile it will cut out and blow a huge cloud of smoke and then the engines kicks back in. When this occurs it would remind you of a gas engine timing/backfire type of problem. Since I am diesel challenged, can diesels backfire and if so I am guessing it is a bad thing so how would I fix it? If this isn't a backfire can someone shed light on what might be happening? Finally is this possibly one of the intial symptoms that my rod is starting to give way in the engine? Thanks is advance for all advice......Phil
91 350 SDL - 155k and still purring
95 SL 500 - 88k Wife thinks its hers
05 F350 XLT FX4 4x4 Super Duty Crew Cab - Yea Baby
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