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Broke down on trip - HELP PLEASE
Drove on interstate around 250 miles. Refilled with 1/4 tank. Drove another 40 and started losing power. We are dead in the water. Truck will idle a little rough, but not bad. Blows blue white smoke when I push the accelerator. No power when I put in gear. Sometimes cuts off. Any suggestions. Oh yea, it's a 6.0 that has been bullet proofed. Engine and tranny temp are normal. Oil pressure is good.

Update -
Family came to the rescue and towed me home.
It was suggested to drain the fuel. I drained the fuel and it kinda had a gas smell to it. Not real sure though. I also replaced the fuel filters and added some PM22 and PM23 fuel treatment. Added 10 gal of fresh diesel. Truck started up, ran good, had normal power, but did smoke. I drove to the gas station - 1.5 miles, filled up the tank. Drove off - no power?? Drove real slow to get her home. Reset the computers by disconnecting and reconnecting batteries. No help.
What do I need to look at next? Could a bad fuel injector be causing this issue? How about the turbo charger? Any feedback would be appreciated!!
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Two possible causes for the noise: boost leak or exhaust leak (uppipe to turbo at the merge collector is a common area to leak, or it could be the bellows have failed on the RH side).
Just to give an update. I've been driving the truck daily now since Nov 2017. Reminder - the original issue was I had mistakenly added gas, > 1/2 tank, to my truck on a trip. Drove 39 miles and the truck died. Towed home, cleaned out tank, filters, etc. Truck had no power but would idle. Sit for a year and whala, it started working??? Long story short. The truck seems to running just fine. I didn't make any big changes. Thought I was going to have to replace engine. I guess I got really lucky. Lesson learned!!! I double, triple check the pump when I re-fuel.
Thanks to all the replies and support I received from the forum.
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