Originally Posted by salimshah
The picture shape does not match the photo...
Which picture shape are you referring to? I am going to have to disagree that this is not an original hose. I suspect that this is an OEM hose because there are molded bends at both ends of the hose and they are perfectly angled in such a way that they line up exactly to where they attach. It would be nearly impossible in my opinion to find a non-OEM hose to follow the exact lines and angles as this one and to attach as perfect as this does. I've already showed the parts guys exactly where the part goes on the car itself and they still couldn't determine which part it was. Unfortunately at the last dealer I went to I did not see another 1st Gen RX on the entire lot or in the service area to compare with.
I think I have decided to use some liquid vinyl to fill in and cover the cracks and will live with it. I've trimmed one end of the hose before when this happened previously but was hoping to find a new hose since this one is starting to get brittle.
Thanks for the input to everyone.