So my 97' 4 banger, pre-runner, stick shift .. started to crap out. the original motor in it ran about 250k miles before the 3rd cylinder died. Had the engine replaced with another 4banger that was said to have about 100k on it..
anywho, it has been about 1 year since the replacement and now the problems are: white smoke out of the exhaust, engine making put put put or tick tick tick noise.. the more gas you give the faster the noise goes. seems as if it has no pressure/power. Put in first fear, let the clutch off slowly the truck will start to die. give it gas and it barely wants to move.. give it more gas and it moves just a tad bit.. as if it has no power? and the whole time, there is a cloud of smoke in my rear view mirror!