The part is a genuine Husky part. Along with it, just to be safe, I installed the gasket kit in the carb which takes about 5 min. Installing the intake pipe assembly, at least ofr the first time took me an hour or more since I wanted to clean everything. I did not find an air leak, but with this set up, compared to the standard carb to intake on the engine, there are plenty of places for a leak. However after putting on the new intake pipe and gasket kit my 445 runs new or better than new. The saw was purchased in July of 2013 and has been run quite a lot for farm work and cutting about 13 cords per year of firewood. Don't be in a hurry to install it and have the correct tools. Make sure to cross tighten the screws that affix it to the engine and the carb screws.