I just used a Napa one on my '00. Pretty sure Napa ones are just rebranded Gates. If you can squeeze it easily, not that I ever thought to see if mine was the same way, I wonder if there is still air in there. I know my upper hose will not be easily squeezed when up to temp.So do u have a recommendation for a thicker lower hose? The one I purchased doesn't seem to be reinforced, just week. I can easily squeeze it.