Head & Top End Gasket Set, Elring - E34 M5 3.6
Extensive gasket and seal package for S38 work above the engine block. OEM equivalent to BMW part #11129059244
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon S38 issue and it's something to take seriously. This head gasket set for E34 M5 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!
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.
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 S38 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.
E34 (89-95) > M5 (91-95)