Your best bet would be to find one off of a salvage yard vehicle.
That was my favorite solution after the dealer sold me the wrong one (Despite the computer diagram he showed me being the right one). Autozone wanted about $10/foot for the Help-me hose (thick rubber) and I'd still have to couple together lengths, and because of the tight right angle it comes out of the relay at... bleh. Only thing I'm worried about is driving across Houston only to find the junker's hose is as brittle as the one I'm replacing (which snapped in two places just getting it off the car). It got melted when the short hose between the EGR
pressure sensor and the exhaust failed, and hot exhaust sprayed all over that area.
, ford used to sell that red/green egr/fpr vacuum harness for a ridiculous price of ~$120-150.
Yeah, that's right about what the cheapest dealership I called wanted. $80 + $10 shipping. "See, it's a 'vintage' part," he explained. I said "Dude, it's a 95 Sable, not a 64 Mustang!"
A vac hose is a vac hose....... doesnt matter if it is a hard plastic line or a rubber vac hose. You can buy the hard plastic vac line in bulk also, just like you can buy the rubber vac hose. Ford and other manufacturers use the hard plastic lines (Nylon, I believe) because they are cheaper than the rubber ones.
Good info, thanks. I sometimes forget that old saying, that if you have to ask why a car company did something a certain way, the answer is usually "Money."
I can't believe I didn't think to ask for a bulk length, that'd be much better than coupling together the 12" lengths of Help-me hose they had. Thanks again, guys. I'll keep you posted.