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Okay, then it could be glow plugs. I just wanted to make sure, because some folks don't realize their engines lack glow plugs.
What is your starting procedure? I.e. how do you preheat the plugs and for how long?
One thing to see is whether they are wired in series or parallel. If in series (as some older diesels were), one bad glow plug takes the others out too (kind of like old christmas tree lights).
Could be low battery having trouble powering the glow plugs and the starter in cold weather.
Could be slightly low on compression and the cold weather exacerbates it.
Do you have a compression release? In cold weather, it can help to throw the compression release, and cycle the starter (with the fuel cut-off) for a bit to let the cylinders warm up. Then try starting the normal way (with fuel and compression).
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