Ok got a bad intake to Throttle body gasket. $5 at the dealer. So I thought I would replace the coolant hoses. The hose off the back of the throttle body to the heater core is dealer only and $70! Not going to pay it...noway. I'll by pass it before I pay that and take my chances of freeze up this winter. The hose is like a A/C line with a section of hard line then it goes to rubber. Where it goes to rubber it is crimped and the hose is dated 090887 So it's the one it rolled off the line with. Has anybody had any luck cutting the crimp off and I do mean cut the crimp off not the line to reveal the barb and then using a radiator clamp? Sure would be nice to use $2 worth of standard 5/8 heater hose. Next question...any surpises to watch out for when changing that gasket? Anybody manage to do it without disconnecting the fuel and coolant lines?