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6.0 CHUGGING IN COLD TEMPS HELP HELP

I am Michigan where the "polar vortex" is happening right now. (-10*F) i have an 03 6.0 PSD ZF6-6SPEED trans, with 8 inch lift and rollin 40s. just installed a new 5" turbo back. went to go take off this morning and it didnt want to go past 3rd gear. this was at standard engine temp and it was let to warm up for atleast 20 mins. it was loosing alot of power and chugging very hard, almost wanting to stall. i do not have a tune nor do i have any scanners or monitors. when i pulled off and put it back down to L gear, took off and it wouldnt go past 2nd gear without loosing power.... is this just a cold weather thing? have to drive it a bit to let everything thaw out? im taking it on a trip tonight and -10* is not something you want to be stranded on the freeway in.. please dont let me down PSD
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When was the last time you drained your water separator or changed your filter?

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Sounds like it's gelling up. Do you run any type of fuel additive?

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i havent drained the separator, first mistake. filters havent been changed in a while, second mistake. i put the lucas additive in it 2 tanks ago. ive pretty much came to the conclusion that the filters need to be changed.. do i have to drain the separator for this problem to go away? im almost 100% positive that its frozen and im not close to anywhere to let the separator thaw out. im going to put the 911 additive in it when i buy the filters. what do you guys think?
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