New to me (and new to forum) 06 SMB 6.0L passenger van, oil temp questions
Hello all! I've been stalking this site while doing my research for a purchase for our family and finally took delivery of a van last week. We got a 2006 sportsmobile with a 6.0L diesel, still set up as a chateau rather than RV. We used to have a 100 series land cruiser and after having a 2nd child last month decided we wanted more space. We used to go the roof top tent route before kids but now we tow a 2007 fleetwood evolution E1 pop up camping with us, so we wanted the passenger van setup. This particular van looks like was done by SMB in Texas? 190k miles and seems to have been well cared for based on the receipts. I was nervous about the 6.0L but decided with high Miles hopefully the kinks have been worked out, it does have an oil cooler and the Amsoil system in it.
I installed a scangauge ii right away when I got it to monitor temps. I'm in Phoenix so it's hot already of course and on the freeway I'm seeing EOT around 220 and coolant temp 215. I thought that seemed high but the dash gauge has it right in the middle. Lots of information on the 6L truck temps online but I couldn't find any on the vans. What does everyone else here with a SMB 6L see for temps? Anyone in hot climates specifically too would be great to hear from.
Appreciate the help and look forward to contributing!