I cannot be 100% certain yet but I think I may have found the area of the fuel leak that caused me to park Murbella last summer and has lead me to all this engine tear down work.
When the fuel leaks happened I was never able to clearly see what was going on. All I knew was somewhere around Cylinders 1 and 2 something was not right and high pressure fuel was spraying out all over and down under the car.
I started the car once after I got it home to see if I could isolate it but honestly did not want to risk fire.
I was inspected things visually and then was trying to follow the lines behind the fan shroud and I felt this indentation (circled in yellow).
It feels like no other parts of the old fuel lines at all.
Now I tried to place a small pick there to try and see if it is a hole but I did not want to risk making a hole if none was there.
Showing it to my son, he said it looks like it could be a mouse bite and he sees them constantly on cars. Apparently there are lots of dead mice all over cars if you know where to look.
I know they liked to eat insulation and fabric and such but I was not aware of the going after fuel line rubber.
Is this the cause of all my problems?
I suspect I’ll be able to inspect it a whole lot better when the engine is out.