Can't get diesel car to start

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I bought a 2003 VW jetta TDI diesel from a person who was told by a mechanic that there is a valve problem with the motor .This gentleman was passing a semi truck when he said it started to pour black smoke out the back so he finish passing the truck , pulled off to the side and shut down car . I bought the car for a cheap price expecting major problems. 1st I checked timing belt ,no problem with the belt . 2nd I checked timing and it was timed properly so there was no issue with valves piling into pistons . 3rd I did a cold compression test thru the glow plug holes. I read 250 to 325 psi between each jug , only cranking motor over 3 revelations . The car has been sitting for 2 years so I drained most of the fuel replaced with some new fuel and also changed fuel filter .I primed the fuel thru the filter to get all the air out of the filter .Now I tried to start the car but it will not fire but I can smell some burnt fuel. The battery is also new so it has enough turning power . Ive also cleaned out the EGR valve as it had a lot of build up inside .Can you help me get this car running ? Its in nice shape but has 325000 kms on it .

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