I have an 86 golf deisel which was running good (Winter) then next day would not start. turns over. I bought a new battery and still turns over but wont start.
My 86 golf diesel was running good and now will not start. new battery turns over will not start. checked timing belt by marking it and then try to start it. The mark wasn't where I could see it so belt is moving. query starter fuel filter, or fuel pump Question is the fuel pump in the tank on this model? I know where fuel filter is and can change that. Glow plugs were changed 1 year ago. where do I start? Short of hauling it in and getting the garage to check it. I can do the easier things
The diesel has a belt driven mechanical injection pump on the front of the engine. The fuel line from the filter goes to it. You should determine if the pump is drawing fuel through the line by looking for little bubbles through the clear portion while the car is being cranked. Also should check glow plug fuse along firewall under plastic cap.
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