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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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    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1968-1969 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1960-1963 PLYMOUTH FLEET SPECIAL

    • 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 )

    1965 PLYMOUTH FURY II

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

    1962 PLYMOUTH FURY

    • 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 )

    1970 DODGE A100 PICKUP

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

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1956 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1972-1973 DODGE POLARA

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

    1966 DODGE CORONET

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B100 VAN

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

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SCAMP

    • 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 )

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: 340

    1957 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1971 DODGE B100 VAN

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

    1965-1967 DODGE CORONET

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

    1958-1959 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

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

    1960-1973 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1958-1960 DODGE TRUCK

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

    1968 DODGE W200 PICKUP

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

    1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1964-1967 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1970 DODGE POLARA

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

    1967 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1958-1959 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1960-1961 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: PHOENIX
    • 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 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1972 DODGE CHALLENGER

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

    1964-1968 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1969-1973 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1958-1959 DODGE D200 PICKUP

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1971-1973 DODGE CORONET

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

    1964 DODGE DART

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

    1971 DODGE B200 VAN

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

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

    1964 DODGE 330

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

    1966-1972 FARGO W100 PICKUP

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

    1969-1973 PLYMOUTH FURY III

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

    1970-1973 DODGE MB300

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1972-1973 PLYMOUTH GRAN FURY

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

    1968 DODGE DART

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

    1965-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II

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

    1965 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1960-1973 DODGE W100 PICKUP

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

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1965-1968 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1965 FARGO FW100 PANEL DELIVERY

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

    1971-1973 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1972-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1960-1961 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: PIONEER
    • 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 )

    1970-1972 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1972-1973 DODGE R300

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1965-1967 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1967-1970 FARGO A108 VAN

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1960-1962 DODGE DART

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

    1958-1961 PLYMOUTH CUSTOM

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1966-1967 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1969-1971 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1958 FARGO FL8 PICKUP

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

    1971-1972 DODGE DART

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

    1959-1961 CHECKER TAXICAB

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

    1970-1973 DODGE CHALLENGER

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B200 VAN

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

    1971 DODGE DART

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

    1959 DODGE TRUCK

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

    1971-1973 DODGE DART

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1971-1973 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

    • 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 )

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1959 DODGE D200 PICKUP

    • CC: 5212
    • 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 )

    1965-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH FURY I

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1966-1967 FARGO D100 PANEL DELIVERY

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