Engine noise and occasional power loss

Tiny
BREWKOWSKI
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  • 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,300 MILES
I have a small ticking sound that increases in speed when rpm increases and can occasionally be somewhat louder at times. My car also stumbles and loses power intermittently. Just this morning it did this so I pulled over and that is when I noticed the ticking coming seemingly from the the valve cover, I revved it a couple times let it idle a few seconds revved it again and a puff of smoke came out and the ticking almost all but went away and is now running fine. This has happened multiple times so I have now parked the car to avoid terrible damage and now depend on others to get where I need to go please help me get my freedom back. What could this be?
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 AT 7:31 PM

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Tiny
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Might be a cam follower have a local pro check it.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 AT 7:03 AM

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