Originally Posted by Girthy Knobkers
let me know, I got a look at an oem replacement and it seems nothing goes in that hole that I was curious about. The pump over heating makes sense as well as the fuel filter being dirty. If there is a filter that can be wedged in there that would be sweet
I think what happens is that the fuel filter gets blocked so the pump has to work harder to pressurize the fuel and is then prone to overheating - drive any electric motor too hard and it will overheat.
So I agree that replacing the pump and filter assembly will probably fix the problem but if you can get a separate new filter that is likely the root cause.