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Clevite MS540HX

Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with Standard Size

Clevite MS540HX

695-MS540HX

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Clevite MS540HX Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with Standard Size $115.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Chrysler
  • 1956-1973
  • V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340ci (4.5/4.9/5.1/5.2/5.3/5.6L)
  • Standard Size
  • HX Series

  • Clevite MS540HX Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • H Series Bearings - High-Performance Bearing
  • X Series Bearings - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
  • Position number 5 with full grooved main bearings, all others are 1/2 grooved.

  • 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 bearings are priced as sets.

  • Does Clevite MS540HX fit your vehicle?

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    1969 DODGE CORONET

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

    1959-1965 CHECKER AEROBUS

    • CC: 5212
    • 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 )

    1971-1973 DODGE CORONET

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

    1956 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 340

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1969-1970 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1970-1973 DODGE MB300

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1961 CHECKER AEROBUS

    • CC: 3704
    • Liter: 3.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 226
    • EngineType: L6 ( 3.7 L / 226 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1969 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1971 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • 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 )

    1966-1972 FARGO D200 PICKUP

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1960-1961 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 440
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1968-1969 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1960-1967 DODGE W100 PICKUP

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

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

    1970 DODGE A100 PICKUP

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

    1960-1961 DODGE DART

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

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 317
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 317 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 317
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 317 )

    1960-1961 DODGE WM300 POWER WAGON

    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.1 L / 313 )
    • SubModel: BASE

    1960-1961 DODGE D300 PICKUP

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

    1968 DODGE POLARA

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

    1968 DODGE DART

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH FURY II

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1959 DODGE LANCER

    • CC: 5343
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 326
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 326 )

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

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

    1971 DODGE DART

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

    1966-1972 FARGO D210 PICKUP

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

    1959-1964 FARGO FW100 PICKUP

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

    1958-1959 DODGE TRUCK

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

    1962-1964 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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

    1961 CHECKER MARATHON

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1971-1973 DODGE DART

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

    1960-1967 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1969-1970 DODGE W100 PICKUP

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

    1962-1963 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1970 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1962 DODGE DART

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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

    1960-1967 DODGE W200 PICKUP

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

    1970 DODGE POLARA

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

    1961-1964 CHECKER MARATHON

    • CC: 3704
    • Liter: 3.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 226
    • EngineType: L6 ( 3.7 L / 226 )

    1960-1961 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1968 DODGE DART

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

    1971-1973 DODGE DART

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

    1965-1967 PLYMOUTH FURY II

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

    1972-1973 PLYMOUTH GRAN FURY

    • 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 )

    1969-1970 DODGE W200 PICKUP

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1959 DODGE W200 PICKUP

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1971 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1968 DODGE M300

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • CC: 4473
    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 100
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972-1973 DODGE W200 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 )

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1959 DODGE D200 PICKUP

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

    1968 DODGE W200 PICKUP

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 100
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1972 DODGE DART

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: DEMON 340

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1972 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1958 FARGO FL8 PANEL DELIVERY

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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

    1970-1971 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH FURY I

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

    1962 DODGE DART

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

    1961 DODGE SENECA

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

    1965-1967 DODGE DART

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

    1972-1973 DODGE POLARA

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 100
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1972-1973 DODGE B100 VAN

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

    1966 DODGE POLARA

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

    1966-1972 FARGO D110 PICKUP

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

    1970 PLYMOUTH FURY

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: S-23
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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