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1978 Dodge Motorhome with 440 engine

I have a 1978 Dodge 24' motorhome and has been parked over the winter. When I started a couple days ago there was no oil pressure. I checked the sending unit and pulled it and cranked engine over and have no oil there at all. I was told that this motor has external oil pump and was wondering where it might be located?

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Why. Won't. My 1977doge. Moterhome wontstart

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I have a 1978 Dodge 440 engine in a motor home. I made a stop and when I restarted the egine it races at high spee. I checked all the linkages etc and lubed them, even turned out the idle screws but it does not slw down. Anything I can do as a quick fix to get it the last 14 miles home?

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    look at the motor mounts

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I talked to a local mechanic and he thought it had lost it's prime. The oil pump was on the outside of lower block on drivers side. I took it off and he suggested packing as full as you could with lithium grease and tting back together. I did this and it worked.

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It can be on the oil, and a lot of times on the batteries too

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