That looks like the vacuum line that runs to the MAP sensor on the back of the intake manifold. The only other line I can think of that runs to the back goes into the back valve cover. Are you able to find the other broken piece?
Yeah, as long as it is all sealed together pretty well there is no loss to making your own lines. It is probably a lot cheaper to do it yourself even if you did find the parts needed at the dealer. At least it is running better and the car sees that it is good. I have encountered lines breaking by doing lower intake manifold gaskets and have to repair them the way you did, they just seem to not last forever.Man, I ran into some rotted vacuum fittings on this car. Just touch the damn things and they crack and crumble.
That soft rubber tee proved impossible to find, even at the dealer parts counter, so I bought some 1/4" ID hose and a hard tee and plumbed it myself.
I figure as long is it doesn't leak I'm okay. The car is idling and running much smoothlier.
Took my first freeway trip after fixing the vacuum system and was really pleased when the Check Engine Light extinguished all by itself.
(now if I could just get that Brake Light to go out)