All the engines that came in the S10 had passenger side starters. The 3800 is an oddball for having a driver side starter which sits exactly where the front driveshaft goes in an S10. You can either machine the block to accept a passenger side starter of some sort, move engine/trans so high in the bay that you can't see over it, or do what the AWD Blazer guy did and mover the engine so far back into the firewall that you can't use the stock dash anymore. lol It sadly just doesn't work.If nothin else get an adapter plate and run the 60e in it? If a 4.3 would fit why wouldn't a 3.8 I guess? I know the guys that put 350s in em had issues with the 4x4 ones but I think there's ways around it wether it was body lift or suspension or otherwise but I can't remember off the top of my head. I've had about 9 of em and look into it at one point and time but that was before I had any brains lol
I don't think i have a pre turbo air leak come on give me more credit than that lol.Air leaks before the turbo are not vacuum leaks.
For a vacuum leak you need to have unmetered air entering the engine.... air that the maf sensor does not sense
A pre turbo air leak is only a FOD issue