That's good. I had a Chevy van with the 6.2, which was the predecessor to the 6.5. Best thing I ever did was rip that greasy old POS out and replace it with a 454 . 454 is the same external dimensions as 6.2/6.5. Slides right in and bolts down on the mounts . When Jim got Mitsubishi to build them a diesel, it was a huge leap forward .
Yeah, the 6.0 Ford engine definitely has its problems, but I have an EGR delete with new oil cooler on order. That will be next week's project, and I am really looking forward to it. Ugh.
Welcome! I'm a dirtbike guy from out west too! My build has a minimalist feel too. I am very anti-GLAMP. I wan t a Big metal tent, that rolls. I however am currently working on a water system. Just a sink and outdoor shower.. My bus CAN pull a toy trailer, but i made the back 8ft a garage with the wheelchair/bike lift! Im jealous of the 4x4 though!!!