HS 2.8L TGV Cooling System Inline "Valve"
I'm hoping some of you guys out there with the 2.8L or the 300TDi may know the answer to my question.
In the cooling system, inline between the thermostat housing, the expansion tank, and the radiator there's
a little 3 way connector. It's kinda cone shaped on one side and flat on the other. Mine was leaking a little bit so I was trying to take it off to see if I could epoxy it to stop the leak. Of course, I broke off one of the hose barbs and instead of trying to find a replacement I wondered if I can just make a 3 way connector with pipe fittings and hose barbs, or if there is something special about the original? In the parts catalog they call it the venturi.
Any input, including the function of this little widget, would be appreciated.