Thanks for all the info. As far as checking to see where the noise is comming from, I have tried. I was not looking for you all to do a complete diagnosis of my vehicle over this message board. Just looking for a little help and some ideas.
This might sound rediculous, but I can't tell where the noise is coming from.........because of the NOISE. It is so loud, and sounds like it is coming from the heads one moment, and then the block the next. It is definitely not the exhaust, and the pulley is on nice and tight.
I may use this as an excuse to step up to a 2.5 Any ideas of the cost of such a venture (excluding the cost of the engine it's self)?