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Thank you for the feedback, your thoughts are very encouraging, I really like this truck and the thought of an engine transplant or major overhaul are frightening financially, and depressing emotionally.
Yes I do have smoke from the tail pipe. It's grayish white, lots of it when it's idling cold, I smell unburnt fuel in the fumes. The smoke disappears quickly after driving for a short distance. I may get a single puff of smoke on starting after it's warm.
The increase in smoke and the noise seem to have gotten worse in conjunction with each other.
When I'm driving the truck the noise sound like a tapping, but it may be muffled out by all the other diesel noises and road noise.
I have not checked oil pressure or fuel pressure. Truth is I don't know how to do it nor do I have the gauges to do it. I have a Chilton's manual coming by mail, and I'll willing to learn how to do it.