Yeah, kinda. I usually get out about 6-7a.M., But thursday the 17th I got out at about 9:30a.M and it was about 60-65 degrees instead of 34 degrees like at 3:a.M. And it was a whole lot easier to start. Only took about 3 kicks (i used to ride dirt bikes when I was "back in the day"-- three kick is like dirt bike jargon.) Anyway, there is a "Z" shaped vacum hose kinda all by its self running from about the middle of the air cleaner tube forward to the right side of the front valve cover. The valve cover right next to the saturn emblem that says "saturn---16 valve dual overhead cam on the right side of the engine. It is cracked at both ends and clearly needs to be relaced or at the very least have a couple of hose clamps put on it to try and seal it. I grew up having to try to fix things with duct tape and bailing wire, if you know what I mean and old habits are hard to break. Replace is much better than stupid hose clamps (the shade tree way.) Could that be the problem although i'm leaning toward the fuel pump bleeding back. Thanks so much for your intrest. I contacted the kerney mesa (san diego area) saturn dealer (the closest one in my area, about 120 mile away, and all they did was start sending me e-mails about what great deals they have for me on a new saturn. Peckerheads! But really, thanks for taking the intrest and time with me. Your newest best bud, Ron.
Sunday, January 20th, 2008 AT 12:36 PM