Head & Top End Gasket Set, Elring - E28 535i, E24 635CSi, E23 735i
Complete gasket and seal package for M30 most work above the engine block. OEM equivalent to BMW part #11121730780.
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon M30 issue and it's something to take seriously. This head gasket set for E28 535i, E24 635CSi, E23 735i has all of the gaskets and seals associated with nearly any work done above the engine block, including head gasket replacement, intake manifold removal, 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!
Instead of buying just the head gasket (BMW part #11 12 1 730 226) you can get all of the other gaskets and seals needed to complete the job. This M30 top end gasket set includes:
1 x 11121730226, head gasket (standard thickness)
1 x 11141726729, upper timing cover gasket
1 x 11141726727, upper timing cover gasket
1 x 11141709060, front camshaft seal
1 x 11121726725, rear cover profile gasket
1 x 11151312176, rear coolant tube gasket
1 x 11121730272, valve cover gasket
1 x 11349059170, valve guide set (12 total)
1 x 11531722690, thermostat housing gasket
1 x 11531265084, thermostat o-ring
6 x 11611730788, intake manifold gasket
2 x 11621723656, exhaust manifold gasket & heat shield
2 x 11761711717, exhaust manifold outlet gasket
1 x 13541270894, throttle body gasket
and other assorted gasket rings and seals
Additional parts such as the 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 M30 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.
E28 (82-88) > 535i
E24 (77-89) > 635CSi
E23 (77-87) > 735i