Head Gasket Set, Elring - E36 318i 1/94-95
OEM Head Gasket Set replaces BMW part #11129066434. 1/1994-1995 models only.
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon M42 issue and it's something to take seriously. This complete head gasket set is for E36 318i/318is produced from 1/1994-1995 (M42 engine). It has all of the gaskets and seals typically replaced during a head gasket repair, removing the intake manifold, or replacing front timing cover gaskets. Instead of buying just the head gasket (BMW part #11121721547) you can get all of the other gaskets and seals needed to complete the job.
This M42 head gasket set includes:
1 x 11121721547, head gasket (standard thickness)
4 x 07119963041, screw plug gasket ring (may not apply to US models)
1 x 07119963130, temp sensor gasket ring
1 x 07119963200, temp sensor gasket ring
1 x 07119963355, timing tensioner gasket ring
1 x 11121721475, spark plug gasket ring
3 x 11121721476, spark plug gasket ring
1 x 11121721876, valve cover gasket
15 x 11121721879, valve cover screw grommet
1 x 11141247429, upper timing cover gasket set
1 x 11141247849, timing case upper gasket
1 x 11141247837, timing cover lower seal
2 x 11349065438, valve stem seals (16 total)
1 x 11531721172, thermostat housing gasket
1 x 11531721218, thermostat o-ring
1 x 11611734684, lower intake manifold gasket
2 x 11611739545, upper intake manifold gasket
2 x 11621728984, exhaust manifold gasket
1 x 12141727220, camshaft sensor o-ring
1 x 13531720251, fuel pressure regulator o-ring (large)
1 x 13531720252, fuel pressure regulator o-ring (small)
1 x 13541743261, throttle body gasket
8 x 13641730767, fuel injector o-ring
1 x 18301711969, exhaust manifold outlet gasket
As this gasket set fits multiple models over multiple years some extra parts may be included that may not be used on your particular model. Additional parts such as head bolts, other hardware, and sensors are sold separately.
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 M42 must be addressed quickly as the aluminum head is easily damaged if overheating occurs.
This is an OEM Head Gasket Set for M42 engines manufactured by Elring Klinger - an original supplier to BMW for many gaskets and seals. As an 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. This part has a two year warranty.
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36/5 (95-99) > 318ti M42