I know a fuel injected engine doesn't "flood", but the symptom is the\nsame.\nFirst happened when SO nearly stalled while in stop'n go traffic up a\nsmall incline on-ramp. The engine faltered and then lost all power.\nIt would idle but had no power and any noticeable increase in the\nthrottle (via the pedal or by hand under the hood) resulted in the engine\nchoking out and nearly stopping.\n\nI had my SO pull to the side where we let the car sit for about 15\nminutes. I then started it normally and it revved without issue. SO was\nfreaked out and so it went to Saturn Dealer -\- where after a 9\ndiagnostic check it was determined nothing was wrong, but they did find a\nvacuum hose that had come loose.\n\nFast forward three weeks.\nSO is trying to pull out into traffic up a ramp.\nCalls me on cell phone to say the engine is acting the same as before and\ncar is barely making it to the corner gas station.\n\nThis time I have a car only minutes away, so I drive over and immediately\nstart the engine and rev it normally. I also keep the parking brake on\nand deliberately try to load up the engine. Keeps running fine.\n\nI know SO is going to push for it to go back for another check; aside\nfrom informing the person they just can't drive a manual transmision very\nwell (and then ducking) what options are there?\n\nAny honest and reasonable thoughts and suggestions appreciated.