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I HAVE PURCHASED A 1990 REGAL CRUISER WITH OMC OUTDRIVES AND FORD V-8 ENGINES.. I WANT TO CHECK THE OIL ON BOTH ENGINES BUT I CANNOT FIND THE DIPSTICKS TO DO THIS. CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE TO LOOK. THANKS, BILL

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    EXACT LOCATION OF ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK ON MOTORS WITH OUTDRIVES

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Not sure here bill so please dont send the cavalry but i think this type of engine on a marinised version doesnt have a dipstick as the sump has been cut down ,look on side of engine and see if you have oil feed pipes running to oil cannister on the side near the engine somewhere ,like a dry sump type design ,with a oil reserve outside the engine ,even posher types have a integrated oil reserve with a oil cooler which is sea water cooled .

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When you look at the engine from the front, the dipstick should be to the right, almost halfway toword the back, if I remember correctly. The possibility exists that the handle has broken off the dipstick, and so it will be harder to find. It could be missing. In either case, it's going to be hard to find it without really getting in there or feeling around for it. Another suggestion would be to just have a friend or neighbor or anyone look at it, four eyes are usually better than two!
Good luck, and hope this helps!
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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