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My 2004 f250 6.0 diesel took me to town this am and after last restart, started losing power and after 8 miles died...restart, but won't stay running...what's wrong?

135.000 miles....it's very cold here, it was like the fuel was gelling,

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When is the last time the fuel filters were changed? Dirty filters make gelling fuel a quick issue. Once fuel gells in the lines and filters, adding mix to the tank will not neutralize the clog. You may have to change filters and prime anti gelled fuel through lines before placing new filters in. There are two fuel filters in your 6.0l fuel delivery system.

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Try putting some fuel line conditioner into your gas tank. This will dry out the fuel.
Here is a link with some suggestions:
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=diesel+fuel+additives+water

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