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Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

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Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #1 by Matthew68 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:33 pm

My Yella Terra 1.65 roller rockers need cleaned. There is dust and debris over all of them. I see a C clip on the side of each rocker but I’m nervous of snapping one taking it apart.

Can I soak them in a solvent or cleaner (mineral spirits, gas, etc)? I would soak them in oil after cleaning as well. Any other tips/tricks?

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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat May 11, 2019 3:58 pm

Washing, soaking, brushing them, or dipping in parts solvent, carb cleaner, mineral spirits etc. should all work good. Do you know about the right push rods to use with those rockers and the blocking off of the oil passage in the short block too? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #3 by Econoline » Sat May 11, 2019 5:00 pm

I've had good luck with rockers soaking them in carb dip.
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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #4 by Max_Effort » Sat May 11, 2019 5:38 pm

Just use clean, new mineral spirits, nothing harsh or aggressive.

I’d wipe off as much of as possible, you don’t want to push dirt into the needle bearings. Use a shop vacuum to pull any debris out, then wash in mineral spirts, dry with compressed air and vac again. Once they feel smooth, oil them up.

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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #5 by Matthew68 » Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 pm

Max_Effort wrote:Just use clean, new mineral spirits, nothing harsh or aggressive.

I’d wipe off as much of as possible, you don’t want to push dirt into the needle bearings. Use a shop vacuum to pull any debris out, then wash in mineral spirts, dry with compressed air and vac again. Once they feel smooth, oil them up.



Will mineral spirits be ok on the rubber piece where the pushrod seats?

Bubba - yes I will have oil thru pushrods and will be blocking off the oil supply port in the block. Thanks for checking!
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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #6 by Max_Effort » Sun May 12, 2019 7:39 am

Matthew68 wrote:
Max_Effort wrote:Just use clean, new mineral spirits, nothing harsh or aggressive.

I’d wipe off as much of as possible, you don’t want to push dirt into the needle bearings. Use a shop vacuum to pull any debris out, then wash in mineral spirts, dry with compressed air and vac again. Once they feel smooth, oil them up.



Will mineral spirits be ok on the rubber piece where the pushrod seats?

Bubba - yes I will have oil thru pushrods and will be blocking off the oil supply port in the block. Thanks for checking!


Most “rubber” used in engines is solvent tolerant, but I can’t say for sure. The main thing is to have the needle bearings clean. Use a spout bottle ( dish soap bottle or something else you have around) and just flush the bearings, I don’t see a need to soak the whole rocker.

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Re: Cleaning Yella Terra Roller Rockers

Post #7 by Matthew68 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:04 pm

I’m using simple green pro (the purple one), brush, vacuum and an ultrasonic cleaner. They are turning out great. Once they’ve air dried I’m liberally applying assembly lube. They are looking good as new.

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