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Can you please clarify the issue. Does the engine turn over when you crank it but then fail to start, or is the engine silent when you try start it apart from the starter engaging?
If the engine turns over when you crank it, but fails to start, are you getting the smell of unburnt fuel in the exhaust? When you move the key from position I to II can you hear the fuel pump running for 2 seconds and then it turns off?
Can you get someone else to crank it over and you listen for the injectors firing (use a mechanics stethoscope or the handle end of a screw driver in your ear and the pointy end on the injector body.
Are you getting a spark? Use an old spark plug resting against the block to connect to the spark plug lead, you should get a spark.
Let us know how you go.
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