Ok, The smoking I am not to worried about right now.
The ticking could be a problem if it is the Timing Tensioner hasn't set properly. And since it is running normally with no problems other than the ticking. The Timing is good for now.
What he needs to do to check the Timing Chain Tension is to put a socket on the Crank Shaft Pulley Bolt and move it one way then the other feeling for slack. If there is slack in it then the tensioner didn't or wasn't set properly. If no slack then could be valve slap caused by weak valve springs. Also was the ticking there when you bought the vehicle?
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 AT 8:40 PM