Yes and there is supposed to be some movement also. If they are really loose you have a flat cam
Well I guess the first thing we have to talk about is why you are checking them out in the first place? Which motor is it? The rockers are not adjustable, they torque down and that's it....so if they have excessive wobble the only thing it can be is a cam or lifters.
If its a cam, I would suggest a total rebuild since all the metal worn off the camshaft has went through your entire engine. How many miles are on it?
Dont take this the wrong way, but I kinda think you need to stop messing with it and find someone who knows what they're doing. Going into this blindly without knowing what you're doing can make things much worse. Several people have given suggestions and asked questions, none of which have been answered. When you say you sprayed down lifters, springs and rods what do you mean? Take a video and post it up on here, that way we might be able to give some direction.cautiocones said:It seems to smooth out when I throttle ever since I took off the valve cover and sprayed down the lifters, springs, rods and valves it only makes the ticking now when it idles but it seems a lot quieter