It was great! I could not find the Blue color and finally purchased it! I felt that it was harder, thicker and stronger than OEM and I thought that the hose would not swell even if it was heated to high temperatures. Please do not refer to this as it is the personal opinion of an amateur. (Lol) The OEM hose clamp on the pump side was the limit for closing it, but I managed to close it. I'm happy with the way it looks Parenthesis!