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Clevite MAHLE Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with -.020" Undersize

Clevite MAHLE MS981P20

695-MS981P20

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Clevite MAHLE Main Bearing Set Ford 1969-1997 V8 351W/351M/400 (5.8/6.6L) with -.020" Undersize $45.99
Main Bearing Set
  • Ford
  • 1969-1997
  • V8 351W/351M/400ci (5.8/6.6L)
  • -.020" Undersize
  • P Series

  • Clevite MAHLE MS981P20 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-20

    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 MS981P20 fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1970 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1977-1982 FORD F-350

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

    1980-1986 FORD LTD

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

    1969 FORD FALCON

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

    1983-1986 FORD F-250

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

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1973 MERCURY COUGAR

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

    1969-1971 FORD TORINO

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

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1972-1978 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-100

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

    1971 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1977 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XLT
    • 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 )

    1983-1984 FORD F-150

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

    1978-1981 FORD F-250

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

    1977-1979 FORD THUNDERBIRD

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

    1977 FORD F-250

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

    1978-1979 FORD BRONCO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT

    1975-1977 FORD GRANADA

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

    1975-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 FORD E-250 ECONOLINE

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

    1969-1974 FORD RANCH WAGON

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1984-1986 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1975-1976 MERCURY MARQUIS

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

    1971 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1975-1982 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1970-1973 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1975-1983 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

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

    1972 MERCURY COUGAR

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1974 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-350

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

    1976 FORD P-400 VAN

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

    1975-1979 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1969-1974 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN

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

    1976 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1976 FORD P-350 VAN

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

    1983-1996 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • 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 )

    1970-1971 FORD TORINO

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

    1977-1981 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER
    • 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 )

    1987-1992 FORD F-350

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

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

    1971-1976 FORD CUSTOM 500

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

    1980-1981 MERCURY MARQUIS

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • 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 )

    1977-1981 FORD F-250

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

    1975-1976 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1970-1971 MERCURY COUGAR

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

    1975-1976 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1972-1973 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1984-1986 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-350

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

    1977 FORD F-150

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

    1973 FORD GRAN TORINO

    • CC: 5753
    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • 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 )

    1971 MERCURY CYCLONE

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

    1975-1983 FORD E-150 ECONOLINE

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

    1980-1981 FORD BRONCO

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

    1982 FORD F-350

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

    1975-1976 FORD CUSTOM 500

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANCH WAGON

    1982 FORD F-250

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

    1976-1977 FORD P-500 VAN

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

    1969-1973 FORD MUSTANG

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

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1980-1982 FORD LTD

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

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

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

    1982 FORD F-350

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

    1982-1983 FORD BRONCO

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

    1977 FORD F-100

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

    1977-1978 FORD F-250

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • 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 )

    1982-1996 FORD F-150

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

    1972-1978 FORD RANCHERO

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

    1977 FORD F-150

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

    1994-1996 FORD BRONCO

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

    1975-1976 FORD LTD

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

    1980-1993 FORD BRONCO

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

    1978-1979 FORD F-100

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

    1995 FORD F-350

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

    1975-1982 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE

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

    1975-1976 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1975-1976 FORD ELITE

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

    1997 FORD F-250 HD

    • Liter: 5.8
    • SubModel: XL
    • 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 )

    1995 FORD MUSTANG

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SVT COBRA R

    1977-1978 FORD F-150

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

    1977-1979 FORD F-100

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: RANGER XLT
    • 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 )

    1995-1996 FORD F-250

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

    1984-1985 FORD F-150

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: RANGER

    1975 FORD GRAN TORINO

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

    1977-1983 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1993-1995 FORD F-150

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIGHTNING

    1994-1996 FORD E-350 ECONOLINE CLUB WAGON

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

    1990-1996 FORD BRONCO

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

    1972-1974 MERCURY MONTEGO

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