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From the hundreds that I've observed, that lower front driver side, it's always appeared to be from there.
The front cover doesn't use dowel pins. There is a clearance spec between front cover and upper pan prior to torquing.
One of the reasons i pull the engine when i do them. Trying to do that from underneath with oil dripping everywhere, and then shoe horning the silicon sealed upper pan in there is not comfortable.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.