Whats wrong with my truck? on 1991 Chevrolet S10 Blazer

I have a 1991 S10 Blazer 4x4, with a 4.3L V6.. it has 193000 miles on it, but it has been well kept up. It was running just fine until one day recently I was drving down the highway and it started jumping. Then a few days later the blazer, began popping and jumping very badly. It wouldnt stay started if I took my foot off the gas. Now it has a VERY rough idle, where the entire truck rattles and shakes..I cannot start it and move it, because just as soon as i take my foot off the gas, it begins to sputter then dies.In the middle of all this it also overheats, and smokes after running for ten minutes or so...Which it never did before the sputtering, and jumping,etc... I have had this vehicle for two months and it never did this until just a couple days ago.It was a strong running truck. I would really like to fix it because it is my only transportation. I have no idea what it could be. I know that it was given an oil change, but we have since had to have more oil put in it beca use the oil filter housing has a hairline crack in it which causes it to leak.. The only other problem I have is a faulty gasket on the transmission pan... But it was runnning great until all of this came about...

by in Charlottesville, VA on November 09, 2011
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , November 09, 2011
the fact that you said it overheated makes me think you blew a head gasket and that would explain the missfire and smoke. you need someone to do a leak down test to verify. Roy
COMMENT by , November 11, 2011
I believe you are right, because we drained the oil and it was milky-brownish-white, and thick as lotion.. Does a blown head gasket describe just about everything that was wrong with it? Also would this make it hard to start?
COMMENT by , November 11, 2011
yes to all. fix the head gasket issue first and see what happens. Roy
COMMENT by , November 11, 2011
thank you we will try it and let you know