I am the proud and long time owner of a 1981 diesel Volkswagon Pick-up. My question is this...I am having an extemely hard time starting it. I read through past diesel related forums...I thought maybe some would could give me a push in the right direction. It acts like the glowplugs aren't working...I have to let it sit there and grind before it finally kicks over...then an enormous amout of smoke comes out the tail pipe. The engine is fairly new...and my mechanics think because I'm female I can't possibly know what I'm talking about....HELP!