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Could also be that a loose bolt has allowed coolant to leak into the lifter channel. Coolant will mess up your lifter and cause it to tic. Had that issue with an old CJ7. Was not a cracked head. I replaced the head at the same time that I replaced the lifter. Remember that you can put new lifters on a used cam, but not a new cam with old lifters.

Has it gotten hot on you. Sounds like a possible cracked head.

AnswerThe intake bolts on Chevy engines go into the water jacket so coolant can creep up the threads on older models; I would remove that one bolt and clean the threads and intall it with some sealer on it . The lifter noise I believe is not related to this. Next few oil changes add a can of Rislone oil detergent and see if that clears it up. I hope this helps you. Mark
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Q: Have a 1979 Malibu with a 305 Has a coolant at the intake manifold by the no 2 clynder Also a valve tap same place whats wrong?
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