Plastigauge PL-A

Plastigauge PL-A

Price: £31.85

For measurements of: 0.001″ to 0.007″ (0.025mm – 0.175mm)

Contents: 100 gauges, measurement reading cards (mm & inches) & instructions

PLASTIGAUGE provides a simple but effective method for the measurement of clearance between fitted surfaces. It is particularly useful for measuring clearances in split bearings or in situations where a feeler gauge cannot be inserted. Measurement of clearance in big-end bearings can be achieved without dismantling the crankshaft.

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10 - 29 £3.00 £28.85
30 - 99 £4.50 £27.35
100 - 499 £6.00 £25.85
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The normal clearance in the big-end or main bearing should be approximately one part in 2,000 of the diameter. Thus a journal of 2” (50.8mm) in diameter may be expected to show a clearance of 0.001” (0.025mm).

The oil escape from a pressure fed bearing increases by roughly the square of the clearance. Thus a clearance of 0.002” (0.050mm) can pass almost twice as much oil as with 0.0015” (0.038mm). If the pump capacity cannot meet this demand the pressure will fall and the bearing will be damaged. This illustrates the importance of accuracy in fitted bearings.

PLASTIGAUGE may be used to detect high spots in cylinder heads, pipe flanges etc. It is useful in production, inspection and servicing.

For all orders within the United Kingdom and the European Union, VAT at the prevailing rate of 20% will be charged. If you are within a European Union member state and have a valid VAT Registration Number please email us your requirements on and we may be able to zero-rate the supply.

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We ship Plastigauge® products worldwide

United Kingdom: 2-3 days.

Europe: 5-7 days. If you require an express service or a guaranteed delivery time please contact us for a quotation

Worldwide: 7-10 days. If you require an express service or a guaranteed delivery time please contact us for a quotation