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

asked by on

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.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Do I have to "burp" my radiator?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car glitches out when trying to start

Hi there. This does sound like an electrical issue. Most of the time this is caused by a problem with either a loose negative batter ground, but I have also had a lot of problems with the positive battery cable...

Q: Q: Engine knocks

Engines can make a lot of different noises when there is something wrong. If it is extremely loud and consistent, your engine will need replaced. If it is ‘knocking” when the engine is cold and is quiet when it’s warm,...

Q: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix short grinding noise

Many vehicles with ABS brakes have a self test system when the vehicle first begins to move. This causes the valves inside of the ABS hydraulic control unit to move up and down very rapidly. It is possible that you...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...