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Clevite MAHLE MS981P

Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with Standard Size

Clevite MAHLE MS981P

695-MS981P

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Clevite MAHLE MS981P Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with Standard Size $45.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Ford
  • 1969-1997
  • V8 351W/351M/400ci (5.8/6.6L)
  • Standard Size
  • P Series

  • Clevite MAHLE MS981P 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
  • Contains full grooved bearings

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-981P

    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 MAHLE MS981P fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1975-1976 MERCURY COUGAR

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1987-1991 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: FUTURA
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1983-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978-1981 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER LARIAT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1979 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: DIAMOND JUBILEE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: VILLAGER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: MX BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1969 FORD FALCON

    • CC: 5752
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1979 FORD RANCHERO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1983-1984 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1970 FORD FAIRLANE

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1986 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CROWN VICTORIA LX
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1981 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1985-1992 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT LARIAT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1983 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1974 FORD CUSTOM 500

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1976 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: MACH I
    • Engine Vin: H
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1972 FORD CUSTOM

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1983-1991 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1997 FORD F-250 HD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1970-1974 FORD LTD

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1983-1989 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1979 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1992-1996 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1971 FORD TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: SQUIRE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1991 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: ELITE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1969-1970 FORD GALAXIE 500

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1973 MERCURY COUGAR

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1977 FORD GRANADA

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1969-1973 FORD MUSTANG

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1973 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1992-1996 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CHATEAU HD
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 FORD LTD

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1987-1996 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1995-1996 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: EDDIE BAUER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1973 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980 FORD E-100 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1982 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1978 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1970-1974 FORD RANCHERO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: SQUIRE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971-1974 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975-1976 FORD CUSTOM 500

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1979 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-150

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1981-1982 FORD LTD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1978 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: TOWN LANDAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1973-1974 MERCURY COUGAR

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XR-7
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1971 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1973-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1979 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1996-1997 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980-1981 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: COLONY PARK
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: MX VILLAGER
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1975-1982 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1972-1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1976 FORD P-400 VAN

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1969-1974 FORD RANCHERO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1992 FORD F-250

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANGER

    1977-1978 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1978 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: NORTHLAND

    1984-1989 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1982 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CHATEAU
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1981 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 MERCURY MONTEGO

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1980-1981 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD THUNDERBIRD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1983-1984 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1981 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1986 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: COLONY PARK
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1984-1985 FORD F-150

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANGER

    1977 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: XLT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1979 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 351
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.8 L / 351 )

    1977-1978 FORD LTD II

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977-1982 FORD F-350

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )
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