engine turns over but will not start on 1999 Audi A6 Quattro

I have replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter, battery, but the engine will not start. It turns over and tries to start, but will not.

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push gas pedal full to floor and turn-over - keep turning over until it starts, might take a few seconds. I know, it feels counter-intuitive, but this works, and was recommended by my garage.
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could be fuel pump...easy quick fix....use can of starter fluid in hose under the hood.
check fuel pressure, spark at the plugs, cam timing and compression.