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Any time a fluid is leaking, time to get it fixed no matter what. A drip means something is wrong, whether it is simply worn out or old age cracking. It may be a simple hose that is worn out which is easy to fix or tighten, any seal or gasket that is leaking can drain the fluid in a matter of less than a minute when running and then overheat, causing more problems than a simple leak to watch. Take the ten minutes it takes to make the engine drip, turn the engine off and identify exactly where it is coming from with a flashlight. Once you identify where it is really coming from, fix it or have someone else fix it. The ten minutes and the cost of the parts if you do it yourself, or the cost of someone else do it for you is less than ten percent the cost of replacing an overheated engine.