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I couldnt see glowplugs cause this to be honest..on hdi's anyway glowplugs are very rarely used unless the outside temperature is way below freezing - and as you mention the car started ok prior to flywheel/clutch renewal so glowplugs cant be the issue - id say as long as the flywheel has been set right as if i recall the crank speed sensor monitors that - then from what you describe it could well be fuel system related problem..the fuel filter is over the gearbox side so ist "possible" that maybe one of the lines is damaged or the filter itself is allowing air ingress and thus this cause fuel system to drop pressure and thus you get the bad starting..Hdi's are very sensitive to fuel pressure..id say if there are indeed alot of air bubbles in the lines..some are clear fuel lines so they would see that..if there is alot of air bubbles floating about in the lines "depending what hdi you have see if the priming bulb is hard or not"..if it isnt after running or you can start the engine better by priming it..then the fuel system is getting air in..and that needs to be tracked down checking all the lines and fittings,replace filter housing is need be etc...I do hope this helps
Thanks for your reply. Can I ask where the priming bulb would be located?