Zuki4x4 I live here! Posts: 1,007 Joined: Dec 27, 2007 Browser: Mobile Safari 9.0 OS: MacOS X Logged Zu Crew Carb Junkie! Not sure if it is ok to post "other" vehicle tech stuff, I thought this was a good place...One of my other vehicles is a Pontiac Grand Prix and has had "lifter tick" for a few years now...Well, one if them finally decided to give up the ghost!!I wasnt 100% sure if it was a lifter or a rod bearing (sounded that nasty!), so i told myself if I tore it down and the lifters were not the issue, it would prob head to the jy...For whatever reason, machinists have a difficult time rebuilding these 3800s, and most people just swap out the crank case with a "good" jy one...Well, to my suprise and joy, i tore it down last night to find this, a nice little lifter that has seen a better day..You can see in the second pic, a nice good flat spot...The only thing that concerns me now is if the cam lobe is wiped...argh!!Just thought I would share!Hope this is in the right spot in the message board!