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I had some work done by the neighborhood mechanic. He was adding some coolant at the last minute when I arrived to pickup the car. I know there is a pretty lengthy procedure to burp the coolant? But he definitely didn't do that. Am I in trouble?

He added it to the rear cap in the engine bay. 91 NA if that matters.
 

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Depends what was done and how much coolant needed to be replaced. Engine installation yes, dropping the level a touch to replace for example a throttle body water hose, no.
 

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A quart is a fair amount, more than what I'd consider a top-up to be.
After you come home from a drive park the car with rear end higher that front. Using an angle drive or simply a 2x4 under rear tyres will help. In morning before starting engine check coolant level in rear rad cap to see what is required and add water to top up. This will evaluate if you have any leaks and assist evacuation of any trapped air from the system.

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A quart is a fair amount, more than what I'd consider a top-up to be.
After you come home from a drive park the car with rear end higher that front. Using an angle drive or simply a 2x4 under rear tyres will help. In morning before starting engine check coolant level in rear rad cap to see what is required and add water to top up. This will evaluate if you have any leaks and assist evacuation of any trapped air from the system.

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Thanks. I will try this. I don't know how much he added exactly, it couldn't have been more than a 5 second carefully slow pour from a larger container.
 
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