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1992 Ford f 250 . Thermostat has rusted off and has become stuck in the cooling system somewhere . Any sugestions on how to get it out.

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The motor will have to be torn down, To get it out, Unless you can see where it is,End fish it out with a wire,

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One of the head gaskets is blown allowing coolant into the combustion chamber causing the white smoke and low coolant. Also allows oil into the coolant and coolant into the oil.

Get it fixed before you ruin the motor. It is expensive to get fixed, but cheaper than a new engine

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