Okay, took a two week holiday in the UK and dropped my 12 year old SW off for a big birthday present after passing its 11K mark. New clutch, new timing belt and new engine mounts too.
Got the car back and ran it around for a few days before I realized the over-pervading smell of gasoline was not left over from the garage but coming from my car. Popping the back seat was enough to confirm fuel pump woes.
My question is: Could the fuel pump leak or failure be connected with the work done on the car over the two weeks. I can't figure it but why the hell would it leak just after all the work was done? Any ideas anyone?