leaking coolant from somewhere in the motor on 1998 Chevrolet S10

Found coolant around the radator and in the air intake box use the stuff you pour in the raditor to fix the head gasket. How long can I put off replacing the headgasket or the intake gasket, before i'm serious trouble. Another note engine temp doesn't overheat with the coolant tank empty, just wont get warm air.

Asked by for the 1998 Chevrolet S10
2 answers
have a mechanic pressure check it...it may just be a hose
if water is getting into the wrong part of eng it will damage eng in time. the stop leaks do not work. seek a diag and est