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Do what other's have suggested and replace the hose, refill with oil, and try her again. Before you up and all out crank it, can you hand crack it first and circulate the new oil into the cylinders before you start it?
On my Yanmar, I can isolate the cylinder compression for each cylinder, which makes it very easy to hand crank and circulate the oil. You then start the motor, it starts very rough. Allow it to turn for 30 seconds or so, and then and slowly bring the cylinders on line, one-by-one. If you can't get the first cylinder to keep moving, you at least may do less damage to the motor then pure straight cranking it with all cylinders engaged.
Last edited by DrB; 04-13-2008 at 10:37 PM.