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Clicking noise I just took my car in for an oil change and they sayed there was a leak in the gasket and rad fluid in mixing with the oil and that could ruin my whole motor. they sayed this is normal at 83,000 kms on my car. is this normal? i guess that was the problem making the noise.

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No, this is not normal.
It does happen though but at 50,000 miles is really ridiculous.

If you had a leaking head gasket, then the noise was during the engine being on (running).
It could also have caused the pistons to "lock" when you tried to start the engine (water in combustion chamber, not compressible).

Did they change the head gasket and check the limits on the head (warping) or pour some gimmick in your coolant reservoir?

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