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On a diesel engine, it isn't good to run low or out of fuel as this causes debris to work its way through the filter or injector rail into the injectors or into the injection pump itself which can cause issues like this here.
What should be done here is to flush out the fuel rail and replace the fuel filter to see if this resolves the fault. In some cases, this will work to remove any debris to resolve this issue here.
If it still does not start then the injectors and injection pump need to be tested to see if either is an issue needing to be cleaned or replaced.
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You may have an issue with the pump itself. Even if it appears to be operating properly if it is not pushing any fuel through it to the injectors this will cause this fault here. If any debris made its way into the pump this can damage it in some cases to where it will need to be replaced.
With all that has been checked here the only other things I see is the pump itself or a restriction in the fuel feed line from the pump.
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