I removed the valve cover to replace the gasket. I noticed, while checking out and cleaning the valve cover, that one reed valve does not seal properly and allows some oil to blow by into the space that the plate covers.
Are the reeds replaceable? I'd rather plug the holes with silicone to disable the reeds all together, but I need an opinion on that move. I realize that the locating pins share those holes.
BTW, I do have the octopus removed.