Still trying to find a source for throttle body cleaner over here. They MUST have it, but car repair is a locked-tight business in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Nothing like the states where Autozone has everything available on shelves (also can't get aerosols shipped).
Checked for possible vacuum leaks several times, cleaned out the IAC seat, etc. Thought about engine grounds, but even on a lift I haven't found them
I mean, why the heck would the motor run perfectly, but only after I start it a second time? Strange stuff.
Well, regardless, I just got several new parts in and more on the way. If I find the problem, I'll be sure to post it up for the forum.
In a related sidenote, I had the car shipped here from Moscow. I got a call from the shipper an hour before they arrived telling me the battery was dead. An hour later they arrive with the car on a flatbed, but running at 2400rpm, for a frikkin' hour! Could smell the hot/burn odor from the engine compartment. One of the pitfalls of not finding/fixing the problem before I transferred.