Top-End Gasket Set, Elring - F22 228i, F30 320i/328i, F32 428i, F10 528i, X1/X3/X4 28i, Z4 28i
Extensive gasket and seal package for N20 work above the engine block.
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon N20 issue and it's something to take seriously. This head gasket set for F22 228i, F30 320i/328i, F32 428i, F10 528i, X1/X3/X4 28i, Z4 28i 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 #11128676519) you can get all of the other gaskets and seals needed to complete the job. This N20 top end gasket set includes:
2 x 11127589830, spark plug recess gasket
1 x 11127588418, valve cover gasket set
1 x 11377502022, Valvetronic flange gasket
1 x 11127507217, shaft seal
1 x 11340038719, intake valve stem seal kit
1 x 11340038719, exhaust valve stem seal kit
1 x 11612297462, intake manifold gasket set
4 x 11657625293, exhaust manifold gasket
and other gaskets and 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 N20 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.
Not for N26 SULEV models.
F22 / F23 (2014+) > 228i
F22 / F23 (2014+) > 228i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 320i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 320i xDrive
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328i
F30 / F31 / F34 (2012+) > 328i xDrive
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 428i
F32 / F33 / F36 (2014+) > 428i xDrive
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i N20 (2012-2016)
F10 / F11 (11-16) > 528i xDrive N20 (2012-2016)
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 28i
E84 X1 (2013-2015) > X1 28i xDrive
F25 X3 (2011-2017) > X3 sDrive28i
F25 X3 (2011-2017) > X3 xDrive28i
F26 X4 (2015-2018) > X4 28i xDrive
E89 Z4 (2009-2016) > Z4 sDrive28i