My sportrak sounds like a sewing machne and needs the valve clearances adjusting. Been a very long time since I last did this and I remember the rule of 9, but don't think this applies to 16 valve engines. What's the procedure and any ideas what the clearances should be?
Also, my geabox whines it's head off in 5th gear, changes perfect mind...Normal or is everybody elses boxes nice and quiet.(only just bought it and am used to quite refined family hatches)