Intermittent Coolant Leak At Running Temp
This will probably be a stupid question for people here, but I've searched the site and not found my problem, specifically. Also, I'm not much of a mechanic (though owning a '95 Discovery is forcing me to learn) so please bear with me.
I own a 1995 Land Rover Discovery that has 180K miles. It has a pretty heavy coolant leak somewhere near the front right (facing the engine) almost under the power steering reservoir. It seems to only leak after reaching running temp and only when I'm stopped (as far as I can tell). It flows out into a pretty big puddle, but stops before I can get my hood open to look for it. And it's intermittent. I ran it today for 20 mins at running temp and not a drop.
I'd like to be able to say it should be easy to spot where it's leaking because my engine compartment is so clean, but it's not. I also have a chronic power steering leak that accumulates a bunch of crud in the general area. But I'd like to focus on just the coolant leak. I'm pretty broke, so I'd like to find out exactly what is leaking and get it fixed the first time. Any ideas?
Also, while I have your attention; I drive this truck for work. It's approx. a 150 mile round trip, Mon-fri (It's a lot of stopping and starting). Any quick tips to help prevent problems like this from happening too often and get more outta her? I realize it's an old vehicle with a lot of miles, but I love her and she's gotta last me till I get my credit fixed and can buy a commuter.
Thanks for your time.