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the tachometer ( rev counter) get its impulses from the ignition system or in the case of a diesel from the crankshaft position sensor
if it runs with introduced fuel ( dangerous for a diesel) but then dies, that indicates insufficient fuel pressure to the injectors
could be a diesel pressure pump ( test to 25,000 psi) not producing sufficient pressure to work injectors
problem fuel supply to pump, tank venting, filters , air in system etc
You probably have an electronic ignition system to go with those fuel injectors. It sounds like it runs just long enough to empty the fuel out of the injectors, which means there might be a vacuum problem. I'm a carburetor person myself. Are you sure it sound like it NEEDS gas or could it be flooding?
Its in the engine junction box it will be marked fuel pump relay, if you tested for power at the fuel pump that is a good thing but there is a connection that is near the tank and has a tendency to loose contact from the fuel pump follow it it will lead you to a connection near the tank there thest the connection one before the pump and after the pump connection
usually if thats the only way it will start that means you have no fuel to engine. first off, check the fuse and relay for the fuel pump. next get under car at fuel tank and put your hand on tank while someone turns ignition to on. if the pump works. then you can feel it vibrate. a fuel pump only turns on a few seconds, to pressurize the fuel line. then when running its on all the time. check fuse and relay first before doing anything else. have a good one !!
Until you determine if you have a fuel issue or a ignition issue its anyones guess. All you can do is replace the fuel pump relay or rotate it with the horn or ABS . There are severl parts in the ignition system that can cause a no start. The fuel pump is in the gas tank so unless you can do the job yourself and have the diagnostic tools this car is going to end up in the shop.
check if the fuel pump is working, if you have someone near the tank and someone else crank motor you should be able to hear a bzzzzzz rom the tank from the pump. if no noise is heard then hit or thump the tank, this can make a fuel pump start to work again, if it starts, then the pump is almost dead