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Clevite CB1398HX

Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size

Clevite CB1398HX

695-CB1398HX

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Clevite CB1398HX Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size $12.99
Connecting Rod Bearing
  • Chevy/Buick
  • 1978-1989
  • V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L
  • Standard Size
  • HX Series

  • Clevite CB1398HX Details

    Connecting Rod Bearings

    Notes
  • H Series Bearings - High-Performance Bearing
  • X Series Bearings - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    CB-1398HX

    These Tri-Metal 77 engine bearings combine the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer with steel backing and an electroplated babbitt metal. The steel backing provides strength and durability; the babbitt overlay provides the critical surface characteristics of slipperiness and conformability. This ideal design has properties not even found in many original equipment bearings. Clevite offers main bearings, rod bearings and cam bearings in this series.

    H Series -
  • Best to start with when unsure which bearing to choose
  • Medium level of eccentricity and high crush
  • Enlarged chamfers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Made without flash plating for better seating
  • Use with crankshafts that have oversized fillets
  • Use with engines that run mid-high RPM range
  • Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface

    P Series -
  • Typically the greatest level of eccentricity
  • Rods and mains have high crush for maximum retention
  • Most are fully grooved to maximize oil flow to rod bearings
  • Reduced overlay thickness to prevent overlay fatigue
  • Use where extremely high RPMs cause severe rod bore close-in
  • Use where higher eccentricity is desired to narrow bearing contact patterns

    V Series -
  • This series essentially duplicates Clevite's former Vandervell parts
  • Typically low to medium eccentricity
  • Not available with oversized chamfers
  • No flash plating on the steel back
  • All Clevite main bearing sets use a single-piece thrust bearing
  • Narrowed parts available to accommodate increased crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Lead-indium overlay offers slightly better conformability

    M Series -
  • These are special purpose bearings having a nominal .005" thick Babbitt lining on a hardened steel back
  • They are intended mainly for Blown Fuel engines where severe crankshaft deflections cause edge loading of the bearings
  • Under these operating conditions bearing service life will be very short
  • Frequent inspection and replacement is recommended


    Part Number Key
    • H - High-Performance
    • HD - High-Performance bearing with dowel hole
    • HK - High-Performance bearing with moly/graphite coating
    • P - Standard Clevite 77 tri-metal bearing
    • M - Blown Fuel Engine bearing for severe crankshaft deflections & edge loading
    • N - High-Performance Narrowed for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
    • HG - High-Performance full angular grooved bearing
    • V - High-Performance with Lead Indium overlay (On Main Sets this indicates partial groove also)
    • VG - High-Performance with Lead Indium full angular grooved bearing
    • D - Bearing has a dowel hole
    • K - Tri-Armor coated bearing
    • X - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
    • XX - Bearing has .002 more oil clearance than standard
    • A or AL - Indicates Aluminum bearing material

    Note: Clevite main and cam bearings are priced as sets; rod bearings are priced each unless noted.

  • Does Clevite CB1398HX fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1981-1983 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1982-1983 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985-1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SALON

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1985 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LUXURY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: AMARILLO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1983 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1983-1986 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1987 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: POLICE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE 98

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: REGENCY BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1983 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1981-1984 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1985-1986 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1983-1984 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LUXURY
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1987 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1988 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1986-1987 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: HURST
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1984 BUICK ELECTRA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SX
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986 BUICK SOMERSET

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: T-TYPE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1988 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1984 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1987-1988 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1978-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1987 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC PHOENIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: VISTA CRUISER BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIMITED

    1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980-1981 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1987-1988 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1985-1987 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1983 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1985 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYALE BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1981-1984 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1983 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC PHOENIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1984-1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CRUISER LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985-1987 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1982 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED EDITION
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1984 PONTIAC PARISIENNE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1978-1981 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985-1986 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: HOLIDAY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: HOLIDAY
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1986-1988 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )
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