When the car was in for the dyno tune, the mechanic commented on the location of the fuel pump. He was concerned that it would get too warm. I am pretty confident that it is far enough away from the pipe to avoid overheating (there is about 40mm clearance), however just to make sure I decided to insulate the pipe adjacent to the pump. The image below was taken looking from the ground up towards the floor panel.
I purchased some fibreglass exhaust tape to do the job. It came with 6 stainless steel zip ties to make sure the fibreglass tape stays in place.
After measuring out how much tape I would need, I wet it in a bucket of water. I learnt this trick years ago – you wet the tape and then install it as tight as you can. It shrinks a little when it does which gives a nice fit.
I wrapped the pipe from about 3 inches above the fuel pump to well below the pump where the pipe turns a corner towards the back of the car. Given that I haven’t had any fuel temperature issues so far, this will give me a small insurance policy to ensure it doesn’t become an issue in the future.
To confirm it, next time I drive the car I might leave it idle for a couple of minutes and then climb under to see how warm the fuel pump is.