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Coolant leaking from rear of engine where the passenger side head and intake meet the block.The engine seems to run fine. is there anything under the intake that could be damaged or do you think its a head gasket

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    coolant leak in center towards passenger side



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That would be a head gasket leak. The motor will run fine there min. change white smoke from exhaust but min. On newer cars the check engine light will engage

The problem is that your oil and anti freeze are mixing not a good thing. Good luck .

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