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Clevite MS540P40

Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with -.040" Undersize

Clevite MS540P40

695-MS540P40 NEW

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Clevite MS540P40 Main Bearing Set Chrysler 1956-1973 V8 273/277/301/303/313/318/326/340 with -.040" Undersize $71.99
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)
  • -.040" Undersize
  • P Series

  • Clevite MS540P40 Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • P Series Bearings - Steel backed bearings with an intermediate layer of copper-lead alloy and an electroplated lead-tin-copper overlay
  • Position number 5 with full grooved main bearings, all others are 1/2 grooved.

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-540P-40

    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 MS540P40 fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1970-1973 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1970-1971 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1966-1972 FARGO D200 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: SEBRING
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1962 DODGE DART

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

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B100 VAN

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

    1963-1964 DODGE 440

    • 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 )

    1958-1959 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1971 DODGE B300 VAN

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

    1972-1973 DODGE CORONET

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

    1969-1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: R/T
    • 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 )

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1973 DODGE CB300 VAN

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

    1970-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER

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

    1971-1973 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE

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

    1964-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B300 VAN

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

    1970 DODGE CORONET

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

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1972-1973 DODGE D100 PICKUP

    • 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 )

    1971 DODGE POLARA

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

    1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1970 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1960-1961 DODGE DART

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

    1964 DODGE 330

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

    1972-1973 DODGE B300 VAN

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

    1965 FARGO F100 PANEL DELIVERY

    • 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 )

    1966 PLYMOUTH FURY II

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

    1971-1973 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1960-1961 DODGE DART

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

    1967 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: SIGNET
    • 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 )

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1964 DODGE DART

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

    1970-1973 DODGE MB300

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1966-1967 FARGO D200 PANEL DELIVERY

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH FURY

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

    1960-1967 DODGE D200 SERIES

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1968 DODGE DART

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 270
    • CUI: 318
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 318 )

    1959-1964 FARGO F100 PANEL DELIVERY

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

    1970 DODGE DART

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1964-1966 DODGE A100 PICKUP

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

    1960-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1958-1959 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1957-1958 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1971 DODGE W300 PICKUP

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

    1956-1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

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

    1967-1970 FARGO A108 VAN

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

    1968 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • 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 )

    1971 DODGE W100 PICKUP

    • 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 )

    1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1968 DODGE CORONET

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

    1969 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1971 DODGE CHARGER

    • CC: 5572
    • Liter: 5.6
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 340
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.6 L / 340 )

    1970 DODGE POLARA

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

    1960-1961 DODGE D200 SERIES

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

    1958 FARGO FL8 PANEL DELIVERY

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

    1967 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1962 PLYMOUTH SAVOY

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

    1970 DODGE CORONET

    • CC: 5212
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 500
    • 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 )

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1960-1967 DODGE D100 PICKUP

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

    1970 DODGE CHALLENGER

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T/A

    1966-1972 FARGO D100 PICKUP

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

    1964-1967 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: 270
    • CUI: 273
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 273 )

    1967 DODGE CHARGER

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

    1962 DODGE DART

    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: 440
    • 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 )

    1970 DODGE POLARA

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

    1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

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

    1970 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE

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

    1969 DODGE DART

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

    1957 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN

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

    1969 DODGE CORONET

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

    1972-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

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

    1959 DODGE TRUCK

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

    1956 PLYMOUTH FURY

    • Liter: 4.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 270
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.5 L / 270 )

    1972-1973 DODGE DART

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

    1968 PLYMOUTH VALIANT

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

    1968 DODGE DART

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