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Oil leak have a small oil leaking coming driver side front head gasket. it doesn't smoke, use coolant , or run's hot . the oil level is fine no coolant in oil. how long can i drive like this & how to fix the problem.

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    car just lost oil? transmission fluid? not sure fluid- but it was on drivers side & after all the fluid drained...it started but would not go(gas was in the car) saw the trail of clear liquid up to where it stopped...any idea what it could be? (I also didnt have heat in car)

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If the leak is actually coming from the head gasket the only way to repair it is to replace the head gasket which involves removing the engine, pulling the valve covers off and much much more... probably not anything your going to want to do in your driveway... if you arn't losing any oil or coolant and have no check engine light on, i don't imagine that it is a very big leak at all. i would continue to drive the car as usual and just watch the leak- if it gets worse you should have the heads done. just remember to check your fluids... it can be very costly to put head gaskets on.

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