Originally Posted by cobalt327
............ You can't usually get away with replacing a lifter w/a new lifter on a cam that has already been used because the lifter and cam wear in together..
I had to stop and slowly re read what you said. I understand about the cam and lifter wearing as one. I will attempt the cleaning and restoring my original lifter but if it's toast, then I guess I would have to replace it and hope for the best?