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Overheats when idles for long periods leaks radiator fluid after.

I have a 1994 Honda Accord that runs great and doesn't over heat until the car is just idling or stopped, just recently it started losing radiator fluid.  When I add more radiator fluid the problem goes away but only for a week or so or until I am assuming the fluid level becomes lower.  Any ideas on what the problem could be?

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The leak is the problem find it. it must be small and driving will keep it cool

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