ok, here's the situation. i currently have a 96 collectors edition vette with 12,000 original miles. the problem i am running into with this car is that from time to time it takes 2 or 3 turns of the key to get it to start. usually starts 1st time when sitting for awhile, or overnight or something like that, but even when cold it seems like it starts kind of hard sometimes take it on a hour long drive and try to start it within an hour of shutting it off, and it takes at least 1 try to turn over. plenty of juice while cranking, and alt meter is great. the car will always start within 3 tries, and run flawlessly once started. i just cant seem to figure why the hard starting is occuring. i'm not thinking optispark, as i have tried all the tests associated with that and have seen no symptoms. thorough inspection shows no leakage near the water pump either, and the car runs absolutely flawlessly once started like a 12k car should. its just embarrasing to have it not start on the 1st try. i have a fuel filter to put on in hopes that it might be something simple, but i think i would see some performance issues if the filter were clogged. any insight from some of u tuners would be appreciated.