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Clevite MS2259A

Main Bearing Set 1993-10 Ford 281 (4.6L) V8 Engine

Clevite MS2259A

695-MS2259A

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Clevite MS2259A Main Bearing Set 1993-10 Ford 281 (4.6L) V8 Engine $48.99
Main Bearing Set
  • 1993-10 Ford 281 (4.6L) V8 Engine
  • A Series

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-2259A

    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.

  • Does Clevite MS2259A fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    2003-2009 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT

    1997-1998 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997-1998 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1998-1999 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XLT VIP

    1997 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPINNAKER EDITION

    1997-1999 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2001 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2003-2004 MERCURY MARAUDER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1993-1998 LINCOLN MARK VIII

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    2002-2005 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2007-2008 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SHELBY GT

    2003 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: EQUIPADO

    2000 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2002-2008 FORD EXPLORER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1995 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

    2009-2010 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2008-2009 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BULLITT

    2010 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: FX2
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1999-2005 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1998-2002 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    2004-2005 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2001 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT BULLITT

    1998-1999 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: EQUIPADO

    1999-2002 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1996-1999 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT

    2006 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: PREMIER

    1995 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SIGNATURE

    2002-2010 FORD EXPLORER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: EDDIE BAUER
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2006-2010 FORD EXPLORER

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1999-2000 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2003-2005 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1996-1999 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1996-1999 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA

    1997-1998 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LARIAT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2009-2010 FORD EXPLORER

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1995 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPINNAKER EDITION

    2001-2002 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004-2009 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT EQUIPADO

    2001-2003 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: KING RANCH
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2001 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA

    1997-1998 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LOBO

    1996 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1997 FORD F-250

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT VIP
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1999-2002 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LOBO XLT

    2000-2003 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2002-2005 FORD EXPLORER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997-1998 FORD EXPEDITION

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997-1999 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LARIAT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2006-2007 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1998 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SEMI-EQUIPADO

    2003-2005 LINCOLN AVIATOR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    2003-2004 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: MACH I

    1999-2003 FORD EXPEDITION

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004-2005 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: PREMIER
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004-2005 FORD EXPLORER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT SPORT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2005 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SALEEN

    2001 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT

    2003 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2001 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: EQUIPADO

    1996-1997 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: HIGH

    1998 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LOBO 50 ANIVERSARIO

    1997 FORD EXPEDITION

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT PLUS
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997-1998 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1999 FORD F-250

    • CC: 4601
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LOBO
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2009-2010 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004 FORD EXPLORER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: NBX
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2003-2004 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA

    2006 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LUXURY
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004-2008 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT BASE

    2007-2009 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4606
    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LUJO
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2003 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA 10TH ANNIVERSARY

    2006-2008 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1997-2003 FORD EXPEDITION

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: EDDIE BAUER
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2009-2010 FORD F-150

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: STX

    1997-1999 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2007-2010 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2007-2010 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2007-2010 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    2000-2003 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2000-2003 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: LARIAT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004 FORD F-150 HERITAGE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1999-2000 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2004 FORD F-150 HERITAGE

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    1997-1999 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )

    2007-2010 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

    • Liter: 4.6
    • SubModel: PREMIER
    • CUI: 281
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.6 L / 281 )
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