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Clevite MAHLE MS590VX

Main Bearing Set Ford 1962-2001 V8 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) with Standard Size

Clevite MAHLE MS590VX
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Clevite MAHLE MS590VX Main Bearing Set Ford 1962-2001 V8 221/255/260/289/302 (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L) with Standard Size $117.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Ford
  • 1962-2001
  • V8 221/255/260/289/302
    (3.6/4.2/4.3/4.7/5.0L)
  • Standard Size
  • VX Series

  • Clevite MAHLE MS590VX Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • V Series Bearings - Steel High performance bearing with a lead-indium overlay
  • X Series Bearings - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
  • Contains 1/2 grooved bearings

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS590VX

    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.

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    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983-1991 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

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    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

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    • SubModel: SIGNATURE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

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    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1971 FORD TORINO

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    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970-1974 FORD RANCHERO

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    • SubModel: SQUIRE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
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    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1965 MERCURY COMET

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1976-1978 FORD F-350

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1983 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981-1982 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1971-1972 FORD E-300 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1964 FORD FALCON

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: FUTURA
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1966-1967 FORD FAIRLANE

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: 500XL
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

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    • Liter: 4.7
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    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1962-1963 FORD FAIRLANE

    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1976 FORD P-400 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1962 SHELBY COBRA

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1982-1983 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1980 FORD GRANADA

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GHIA
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1966 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SHELBY GT-350H

    1984-1985 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963-1964 MERCURY COMET

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1993 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1981 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1968-1972 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963 MERCURY COUNTRY CRUISER

    • CC: 3622
    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1964-1967 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1978 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER LARIAT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 FORD E-200 ECONOLINE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1963-1967 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1963-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1983 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1987-1991 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: S

    1968 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: ROADSTER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD RANCHERO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982-1996 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD GT40

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1984-1985 LINCOLN MARK VII

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: VERSACE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1982 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1976-1977 FORD P-500 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1984 FORD MUSTANG

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: L
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1966 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1995-1996 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT SPORT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1978 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972 FORD P-350 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1973 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968-1971 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CARGO

    1982 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: XLS
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1972-1974 FORD F-250

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1987-1991 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GS

    1969-1971 MERCURY COUGAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BOSS 302

    1979-1980 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 FORD GT40

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1977-1979 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1965 MERCURY CALIENTE

    • CC: 4261
    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 260
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 260 )

    1976 FORD P-350 VAN

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1968 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1987-1988 MERCURY COUGAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: XR-7

    1962-1963 FORD FAIRLANE

    • CC: 3622
    • Liter: 3.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 221
    • EngineType: V8 ( 3.6 L / 221 )

    1981 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1991-1996 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: EDDIE BAUER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: VILLAGER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977-1979 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979-1980 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: POLICE CRUISER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1991-1992 FORD BRONCO

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1969 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CJ
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1964-1967 MERCURY COMET

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1968-1970 FORD FAIRLANE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1979 FORD FAIRMONT

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: WAGON

    1980-1982 MERCURY CAPRI

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1979-1982 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1970 MERCURY CYCLONE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1977 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1973-1974 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • CC: 4949
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1975-1977 MERCURY MONARCH

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: GHIA
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1980 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1966-1967 FORD GT40

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: MK III
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )

    1991-1993 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: V8

    1992-1996 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1972-1973 FORD BRONCO

    • CC: 4950
    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: WAGON
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1981 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1980-1982 MERCURY ZEPHYR

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1979-1983 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 302
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.0 L / 302 )

    1980-1982 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 4.2
    • SubModel: TOWN LANDAU
    • CUI: 255
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.2 L / 255 )

    1963 FORD 300

    • CC: 4727
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 289
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 289 )
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