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    Well, with 105,000 miles I notice the lifter ticking noise. I believe I read somewhere that revised lifters were available from GM. Would this be a possible TSB issue?

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    I doubt it Bob. The lifter issue have been know for a long time and GM has not done anything yet. Best bet is just to replace them yourself if you want to keep the G8.
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    Thanks for you insight Kermit

    My mechanical ability is not so sound as to attempt to replace them myself. I do have very good local shop that can do the job, just wondering about the cost.
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    Probably cost a bit you have to pull the heads to replace the lifters. And you'll need new head bolts I believe they're tty bolts.

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    I read somewhere that GM issued revised lifters to eliminate the problem. Does anyone know what the part number is?
    I have a friend who works at a local Chevy dealership, and she is unable to locate them.
    Please advise.

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    Are you planning on keeping the DOD?
    things are not what they appear to be.....

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    I think I will keep the DOD because it took 105,000 miles before the ticking started. I don/t know how long I'll keep the G8, but they should last while longer.
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    Hey Bob.. I know that part number or at least can find it I think. I had my lifters replaced with the updated ones, mine would "tick" upon sittin and then starting. Not readily available but I'll see if I can find the number used with date when I have a chance... probably tomorrow. -pokey
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    Thanks for your reply. Are they available at a GM dealer, or after market?
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    Here is some great information on replacing AFM lifters and related parts. Read the other posts from the same author (pir4te).
    https://www.g8board.com/threads/dod-...2#post-3320977

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