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w123 300td very difficult cold starts

I have 82 w123 diesel wagon. I have to crank for 5-10 minutes it almost catches but not quiet. Once it starts works good. Power is good to. All glow plugs are tested. Valve adjustment were done year ago. Compression is a bit low the guy that measured it told me it was around 250.
I was thinking air in the system so I tried bleeding the fuel system first. No success. Can injectors cause this?
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