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Clevite MS540HX

Main Bearing Set 1956-73 Chrysler 273/277/301/303/315/318/326/340 (4.5/4.9/5.0/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.6L) V8 Engines

Clevite MS540HX

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Clevite MS540HX Main Bearing Set 1956-73 Chrysler 273/277/301/303/315/318/326/340 (4.5/4.9/5.0/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.6L) V8 Engines $115.99
Main Bearing Set
  • 1956-73 Chrysler 273/277/301/303/315/318/326/340 (4.5/4.9/5.0/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.6L) V8 Engines
  • H Series

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-540HX

    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 MS540HX fit your vehicle?

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    1962 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 330
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968-1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SUPER BEE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1963-1964 DODGE 330

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1969-1970 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1960-1967 DODGE W200 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1965 FARGO F100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SUPER BEE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1966-1972 FARGO W100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1961 DODGE PHOENIX

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE M300

    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )
    • SubModel: BASE

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: MAXI WAGON
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE MONACO

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968-1969 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1966-1972 FARGO D100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE W100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: CRESTWOOD
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1958-1959 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • CC: 5163
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 315
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 315 )

    1960-1961 PLYMOUTH FURY

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1971 DODGE D300 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE W100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 299
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 299 )

    1967-1970 FARGO A108 VAN

    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )
    • SubModel: BASE

    1965-1966 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1966 DODGE A100 VAN

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1971 FARGO B300 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1959-1964 FARGO F100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5130
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 313
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )

    1971 FARGO B200 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1959 DODGE CUSTOM

    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 326
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 326 )

    1972-1973 DODGE POLARA

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: SIGNET
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1971-1973 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SWINGER
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969-1973 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: SWINGER
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1958-1959 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • CC: 5130
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 313
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )

    1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4966
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 303
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 303 )

    1968-1969 DODGE D100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1960-1961 PLYMOUTH SPORT WAGON

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: R/T
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1956 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

    • CC: 4966
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 303
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 303 )

    1969 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SPORTSMAN
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1960 DODGE MATADOR

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SEBRING PLUS
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1965-1967 DODGE CORONET

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: REGENT
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 299
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 299 )

    1965-1967 DODGE CORONET

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1971 DODGE B300 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SPORTSMAN
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE B200 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1960-1967 DODGE D100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1960-1961 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1966-1967 DODGE CORONET

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1971 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1964-1966 DODGE A100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1971 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1967 PLYMOUTH VIP

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1967 DODGE POLARA

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 100
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1959 DODGE TRUCK

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE D300 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • CC: 4540
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 277
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 277 )

    1965 FARGO F100 PANEL DELIVERY

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1971 DODGE POLARA

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1958-1959 DODGE D100 PICKUP

    • CC: 5130
    • Liter: 5.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 313
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

    • CC: 4933
    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1964-1970 FARGO A100 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DEMON
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: MAXI
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: GTS
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • CC: 4933
    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1966 DODGE CORONET

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1973 DODGE CB300 VAN

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1968 DODGE MONACO

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1970 DODGE A100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972-1973 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1973 DODGE RM300

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )
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