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2000 F350 7.3 Blown head gasket???

Hello everyone, new to the Powerstroke.com and Powerstrokes in general. I have been reading up on everyone's post to try to figure out what is going on with my truck, but haven't had any for sure thoughts.
So here is what I am about to purchase: 2000 F350 7.3 LB 4X4. 263K miles new transmission 5K miles ago. The owner said truck was starting to over heat coming down a mountain...pulled over, let the truck cool down, added water, costed down the hill...after about two miles in a total of four hours he pulls into his driveway and white smoke started poring out. Owner then had it towed to a diesel mechanic. Mechanic said the radiator was extremely clogged and thus causing the blown head gasket. Truck does start and run, but it blows white smoke and has knocking sound. Owner doesn't have the money to fix it and I am buying the truck for super cheap.
I will be picking the truck up within two weeks. I'm trying to figure out what I should be looking for and/or if this does sound like a blown head gasket?
Thank you all in advance for the knowledgeable assistance.
PS: I plan on doing all of the repairs myself to save money of course. I have several diesel mechanic friends, but it never hurts to have more input. Thanks again for your replies!!!
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It's rare for a head gasket to go out on a 7.3. Get yourself a good scanner and start checking codes. Also check the coolant to see if there is fuel in it.

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