Top End Gasket Set, Elring - E82 135i, F22 M235i, E9X 335i, F3X 335i, F10 535i, X3/X5/X6 35i (N55)
Extensive gasket and seal package for N55 work above the engine block.
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon N55 issue and it's something to take seriously. This head gasket set for E82 135i, F22 M235i, E9X 335i, F3X 335i, F10 535i, X3/X5/X6 35i has all of the gaskets and seals associated with nearly any work done above the engine block, including head gasket replacement, intake manifold removal, VANOS and camshaft work, and more. It's good planning to have a top-end and bottom-end gasket on hand in your garage because you never know when you need a gasket in a pinch. Gasket sets are like having your very own BMW parts department at your finger tips!
The head gasket is sold separately (see below). Head gaskets are available in more than one thickness to account for a shaved or milled cylinder head. Use a stock thickness if you are not shaving the head.
Instead of buying just the head gasket (BMW part #11127599212) you can get all of the other gaskets and seals needed to complete the job. This N55 top end gasket set includes:
1 x 11127587804, valve cover inner and outer gaskets
2 x 11127589830, spark plug recess gasket
1 x 11377502022, Valvetronic motor gasket
2 x 11367548459, VANOS solenoid gasket/o-ring set
2 x 12141748398, camshaft sensor o-ring
1 x 11350034068, valve stem seal set (24 total)
6 x 11617547242, intake manifold gasket
1 x 11617588624, intake manifold-ECU gasket
1 x 13547582931, throttle body gasket seal
6 x 11657593303, exhaust manifold gasket ring
1 x 18307553601, turbo to downpipe gasket ring
and other misc gasket seals.
Additional parts such as the head gasket, head bolts, other hardware, and sensors are sold separately (see below).
Symptoms of head gasket failure include: white residue (tapioca) in the valve cover, under the oil filler cap, and in drained oil, low coolant (not caused by failure in cooling system), low oil, oil leak onto exhaust manifold, and loss of power from loss of compression. Cooling system trouble on the N55 must be addressed quickly as the aluminum head is easily damaged if overheating occurs.
This is an OEM head gasket set manufactured by Elring - one of the original suppliers to BMW for these gaskets, as well as many other gaskets and seals. As the OEM it meets all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements and is TUV approved. OEM parts are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. These parts have a two year warranty.
Because this kit fits multiple models it may include duplicate or redundant parts.
E82 / E88 (08-13) > 135i
E82 / E88 (08-13) > 135is
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i xDrive
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M235i-Racing
F22 / F23 (2014+) > M240i-Racing
F87 (2016+) > M2 N55 (2016-2018)
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335i
E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 (06-13) > 335xi
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 335i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 335i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > Hybrid 3
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 435i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 435i xDrive
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535i
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 535i xDrive
F12 / F13 (12-18) > 640i
F01 / F02 (2009-2015) > 740Li
F01 / F02 (2009-2015) > 740i
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 35i xDrive
F25 X3 (2011-2017) > X3 xDrive35i
E70 X5 (07-13) > X5 xDrive35i
F15 X5 (2014-2018) > X5 sDrive35i
F15 X5 (2014-2018) > X5 xDrive35i
E71 X6 (2008-2014) > X6 xDrive35i
F16 X6 (2015-2019) > X6 sDrive35i
F16 X6 (2015-2019) > X6 xDrive35i