Clevite H-series high performance bearings are one of the greatest speed parts ever developed. Originally intended to be used in NASCAR racing engines, they have evolved with the times and continue to be the go-to choice for many high profile engine builders across the world.
Like every good and long lasting part, H-series bearings have evolved with their times and the company has released a slew of new applications recently with engine families like the 6.7L Ford Power Stroke, Ford 5.0L Coyote engine, and 6.2L GM LT engine. Obviously each engine has its own specific needs and engineers handle meeting and exceeding them.
As you will learn below the bearings have a distinctive feature that was developed by races and later adopted by the factory. A great story, a legacy product, and a bright future.
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.’s Clevite® Brand H-Series Performance Engine Bearings Introduces New Applications
Farmington Hills, MI, March 8, 2017 – MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. continues to be the leading performance bearing supplier in the world, with Clevite® H-Series race bearings, and recently introduced 18 new part numbers covering the applications for the 6.7L Ford Power Stroke®, the Ford 5.0L Coyote, and the 6.2L GM LT engines.
Originally designed for use in NASCAR®, the H-Series bearings included flash tin plating, commonly used on traditional bearings. When Clevite engineers discovered that most NASCAR performance engine builders were removing it because it was detrimental to high performance engines, they chose to leave it off at the factory.That gives the Clevite H-Series their distinctive and unusual coloration. Soon, racers and performance engine builders everywhere discovered they were perfect for most race engine applications because of several additional characteristics.
All Clevite H-Series bearings utilize a medium level of eccentricity, which helps keep rod housing bore deflection and deformation to a minimum and high crush helps insure both good heat transfer and resistance to rotation under minimum oil film conditions in the engine. Standard sizes, as well as bearings with extra clearance, allow engine builders to adjust tolerances based on their use and their selection of lubricating oil.
Clevite offers a wide variety of performance applications from pulling tractors to sport compacts to land speed record cars. Tech support at the track and on the phone is available with all Clevite applications.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. In 2015, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 11.5 billion (12.8 billion USD) with around 76,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with over 170 production locations.