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Re: CJ- sticky lifter questions
in my opinion, most of the times folks have told me they had "sticky lifters" its actually ended up being an exhaust leak near the collector on these engines.
once when I had a noise that I thought was actually a lifter, it was the push rod weaing a hole in the rocker arm.
if it were me, I would probably drop it in and run it, and then you can fully diagnose the problem, its not too hard to replace while its in the truck if it actually does end up being a lifter.
are you wanting to swap cam and intake anyway?
if thats the case , then while its out would save you some time! go ahead and do cam, lifters, intake and headwork while its out.
but of course its just my opinion, based on working on several AMC V8 engines.