Australian Car Repair Issues? Ask an Auto Mechanic for Answers ASAP
What brand and model of fuel pump?
Do you have electric pump only, or does this pump supply a mechanical pump on the engine?
If has a mechanical pump, then you have a ruptured diaphragm, and there could be fuel in the engine sump.
Can you please check the engine oil level to see if it is excessively high?
Ok, sounds like the mechanical pump is your problem.
Would also explain your fuel smell.
You may smell it more when you remove the dipstick and oil cap.
Do not run the engine any more until we sort this.
How did you go with your problem?
I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.