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Top of radiator

There is a rectangle on the top of the radiator that looks like it has been cut out with numbers on it. Why is this there and why is there radiator fluid bubbling out of it at times (not a lot). The car does not overheat, but I am getting ready to travel cross country. I have been told by a mechanic that this is a burping system of sort for the radiator....should I worry about this?

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The mechanic would know best. it almost sounds like an air bleed valve....


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