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Engine Turns Over Briefly Before Dying

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Sorry if I'm describing my situation with the incorrect words, but here's some background on the situation. Car has been running fine until last night when it wouldn't start. However, a couple months ago, I had a similar situation where I just needed to keep cranking the engine continuously while pumping the gas pedal in order to get the engine to start. It was fine ever since then. When I tried to do the same thing last night after it wouldn't start normally, the engine sounds like it runs for a split second before there is a combustion pop sound through the intake and it dies. I uploaded a video so hopefully that can help you get a better idea of what I am trying to describe. Is there a common set of steps I should be going through in order to find the problem? Thanks in advance for any help!


EDIT: Had a friend help take a look. Cranked the engine and heard the fuel pump priming. Valve cover seems to be leaking a little oil. Some oil was found sitting above the first spark plug well if I'm describing this correctly. Could this problem be oil in the spark plugs?

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