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Thats what its designed to do, when the engine cools it will pull the coolant back into the radiator, if it is blowing an excessive amount and you see a lot of air bubble the you could have a blown head gasket

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Coolant Recovery System NOTE: When the water thermostat (8575) is closed, coolant flows through the degas tube and hose assembly from the lower intake manifold to the radiator coolant recovery reservoir (8A080) .

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