Originally Posted by jydog
The second is the amount of noise in the cab. From youtube videos ive seen the noise level is hard to talk above. I'm afraid these two things are a deal killer for me. It would probably be a better route to put a 6.8 v10 in.
That's why I like the gas engine in my E-350. The Ford diesels sounded too loud to be "in my lap" as they are in a van. I have the V-10 now, but I thought the 5.4 was a great engine and wouldn't ever have swapped it out, at least for that rig (SMB E-250 RB, PH top, 2WD). I only have the V-10 now because it came in this rig. Even towing 5,000#, the 5.4 was fine (for me anyway). I seem to get more cab heat from the V-10 (bleah).