New lifter tick in my GM 5.3L... could it be my oil?

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Removing the studs is NOT cheap, but it is the right way to do things. The clamps are working for now, and they're cheap, so I don't mind giving them a try.
It's comparatively cheap when you're used to seeing repair prices on modern trucks and cars every day.
 
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Spitting not ticking.

Remind me of the old days when the Lady of the house would come in complaining about " ticking" on their Dodge Monaco.
It was just that rattling warm up flap valve in the manifold for the heat riser. Chrysler special.
 
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Spitting not ticking.

Remind me of the old days when the Lady of the house would come in complaining about " ticking" on their Dodge Monaco.
It was just that rattling warm up flap valve in the manifold for the heat riser. Chrysler special.


I remember those.

I’ll bet the OP has some cracked studs aside from the ones that broke and were replaced.
 
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Spitting not ticking.

Remind me of the old days when the Lady of the house would come in complaining about " ticking" on their Dodge Monaco.
It was just that rattling warm up flap valve in the manifold for the heat riser. Chrysler special.
I had that same issue on my 86 Caprice. Deleting it and adding dual exhaust fixed it.
 
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It's usually the back ones that break from what I've seen. I have 2 5.3s and my 4.8 in my current work truck, all missing the one back stud on both sides and not leaking yet. Once 2 break it will probably leak.
 
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