Originally Posted by DirtyDog
3. If the cam caps were installed backwards (with a poor fit), torqued to spec, and later discovered "worn" as you see them, then the tight/poor fit could be partly to blame for the poor lubrication which compounded the issue. Once they scored, the torque spec probably went into the crapper and they were later discovered "finger tight".
Give that man a cigar!
Also, a shot or two of compressed air to the spark plug area before taking everything in there apart is a good idea. It will clean out Timmy and his friends.
That area always fills up with small rocks, bugs, and crap.