Alright I have had this car for about two years. Since I bought it, it has been ticking but it used to be quiet enough where I didn't really notice it so I didn't do anything about it. About a year ago it got louder and has been doing it ever since. Many people have told me it is probably a "sticky lifter" so I threw some oil cleaner stuff and it helped but only about the time I got my next oil change. It got really annoying so I decided adjusting the valve lash because I thought maybe the last person who did it didn't torque it right(but they are hydraulic so I didnt know how much that would matter)to spec because the engine had been rebuilt before I bought it and by the looks of all the liquid gasket it didn't look like a great job. Readjusting the valve lash helped for about a day but that was it. I asked a dude and he suggested putting a half quart of automatic tranny fluid in on my next oil change and he said that would clear it up. I don't think too highly of that idea. So my question is what can I do to fix this. Different oil, live with it or what and is this ticking messing anything else up like the lobes on my cam or anything? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!