Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor
You can also spray a little WD40 in the intake when cranking to see if she will/wants to start a bit... If so, you're verifying a fuel delivery
Or a low compression
problem :-) WD40 which is fish oil
is somewhat easier to lightoff then diesel
I expect he has a loose banjo bolt or somebody stole his fuel. A bad lift
pump would do it too, but rare to go out quickly.
A paper towel wiped around the fuel hoses, specially between the lift
pump and filter may show a fuel seep. air leak. Not too uncommon.