Ok...sorry, lapse from computer access. I rearended a car. Other than major front body damage, completely destroying my radiator and fan, denting my oil filter, and a slight front end misalignment everything else *seemed* fine. Within a week after the accident and two trips to the junkyard i had replaced my radiator and fan, changed the oil and filter, put on a new bumper, hood, grille and headlight assembly. The car was running again. Shortly thereafter i noticed the radiator i had just put in had a slight leak (no big deal, i feed it and when i get some money ill get a rebuilt one) so yes the radiator coolant is perpetually a little low, but i never let the temp guage climb (i'v only had to add coolant once). I havent checked the plugs recently...last check they looked fine...White smoke does come out of the exaughst, even when the engine is warm, but im not sure if its an unusual amount. The engine does seem a bit weaker than i remember (perhaps compression loss).
On a related note, as im beginning to think that it must be the head gasket, does anybody know a good place, perhaps online, to get the gasket kit for removing and replacing everything related to the head gasket (i think it comes with the bolts and everything as well). The lowest price i could find was at autozone and they wanted 90 bucks. Other places found online seemed to want even more...Do any of you know any places to get cheap repacement gaskets etc.?
Also i want to thank everyone for the great response to this thread...TCCA folks kick a$$.