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Oil Leak?

Just gone out to move my car, and it has dribbled a little oil into the undertray and onto the floor.
I can't see exactly where from, but the wet area on the undertray is in front of the drivers side wheel, and it looks like some of it has dripped down the inside of the body (you can see droplets of oil forming on the bottom of the body work in front of the wheel)

I topped up the oil a few days ago and the dipstick still says it's full (and within the marker).
I'm going see if I can get a better look and maybe a picture, but does anyone know what could be leaking over in the corner? I would have thought it a little far from the engine, there's only the rad pipes that go up that way isn't it?
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Which engine?

For the JTD and V6 the oil cooler sits on that side of the car, just in front of the wheel.

The union joints are known to corrode and leak, eventually blowing out on the run and dumping all your oil on the road and potentially destroying the engine

I wouldn't start the engine again, get recovered to the garage ASAP, and get an Autolusso stainless steel kit fitted - cheaper than OEM parts, and won't corrode like the originals either.
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Sorry, I should have mentioned the engine. Yes it's the JTD, I could see the cooler after getting a better look past the undertray and it does seem to be coming from the pipe that connects to the little radiator.

Unfortunately It's a little late for a fix at a garage today and I need to make a 40 mile trip home. Is there an option for a temporary fix?
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