2.5L crank, no start
ive got a 2000 ranger, 2.5L 4 cylinder. it was parked for past 3 months, pretty cold a lot of the time. now i cant get it to start. did start up pretty easy with starter fluid but then stalls right out when its gone. can hear the fuel pump engage when i turn the key. checked inertia switch as well as fuel pump fuse/relay under hood, all good. also getting fuel pressure at the shrader valve, trying to test how much, on my 3rd faulty fuel pressure gauge from autozone. got a reading of 50psi one time, then lost pressure pretty quickly, unfortunately it was leaking at the connection to the valve, so i dont know what to credit the loss of pressure to. have to find another place to rent a gauge from. wondering what to look at next though. timing belt is fine. i see other people talking about the injectors, the pressure regualtor, and also a damper on the rail. any help greatly appreciated.