That was a problem with some of the older engines. It seems to me that they designed the head to return every ounce of oil to the crankcase after it stopped. It also seemed to take a bit for the pump to kick the oil up to the valves.
My suggestion is to try the Slick 50 challenge. If you can get the oil to stick to the valves and coat all the parts it should start better, cut down the clatter, and increase the life of the engine. There are other additives but do some digging.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 AT 7:16 AM