Ok in the case of Hawkeye I would run a pressure check on the fuel pump. Make sure your getting 55-60 PSI at the test port. Then test for flow rate. You should be able to pump about 2 pints of gas out of the test port in less than 20 seconds. That will show you if you have the proper fuel delivery to the injectors. Now test the regulator and injectors for leakage. To do that watch the pressure gauge one you turn off the key. The pressure should stay at the same level for at least a minute. If it isn't then you have a leak, and will need some additional testing to see what you have.
To Carproblems: Since the problem your seeing occurs only while starting the problem is likely the fuel pump relay. The system works in a unique way.
The first step is you turn on the key, this tells the computer to activate the FP relay. The relay turns on for 2 seconds to build pressure in the system while the engine cranks over. Once the engine cranks a bit and starts to run and build oil pressure a different switch turns on and that circuit powers the pump.
In your case the relay isn't working. It could be a bad relay or bad connection at the relay. Or a problem with the switching circuit in the ECM.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 1:53 PM