Over all, the hose and (in my opinion) the construction are better than stock. The whole repair cost around $5.00 and about an hour of work, saving m...
This repair is for the turbo water hose off my 2000 VW Passat and would not be recommended for hoses conveying really high pressures.
Step 1: Bad hose
Once the hose failed, it emptied the entire contents of the cooling system in a matter of seconds, and there was no getting home. I quickly found this was a dealer/internet-order only part and the dealer was asking over $120. I couldn’t justify paying that much for a hose!