Thanks for the reply,
Aparently according to the lady owner, she was driving it along when it tried to start itself, then cut out and has not run since.
Again,. its firing but not enough to let it run!
Before I got it, a local garage had pluged it it showed a glow plug fault and thats it. they changed the glow plug relay which seems to have cured that prob, but it still wont start. Its so close!
It spins over fine, I checked the cam belt timing, even fitted a new belt as it was due for one.
I will look at the diesel or perhaps use a fresh can of fuel.
Do you know what stops the engine, eg a shut off valve or something.
I will check the egr valve also..