Q: Do I have to "burp" my radiator?

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Hello, I opened my radiator cap (the one that says "do not open when hot") to the point where anti freeze started coming out but i closed it right away as soon as i saw anti freeze come out. I didnt't loosen the cap all the way. Do I still have to burp my radiator?

My car has 191000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

No you do not. You should make sure the overfill expansion tank is filled to the full line when engine is cold. Use 50/50 coolant mix.

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