Head Gasket Set, Elring - E36 M3 S52, MZ3 S52
Complete gasket and seal package for S52 head replacement. OEM equivalent to BMW part #11129069861.
Head gasket failure is a not uncommon S52 issue and it's something to take seriously. This complete head gasket set for 1996-99 E36 M3 and 1998-2000 MZ3 with the S52 engine has all of the gaskets and seals typically replaced during a head gasket repair. Instead of buying just the head gasket (BMW part #11121405106) you can get all of the other gaskets and seals needed to complete the job. This set includes -
3 x 07119963130, oil drain plug sealing ring
1 x 07119963200, coolant drain gasket ring
2 x 07119963201, exhaust manifold plug gasket ring
1 x 07119963418, timing chain tensioner seal ring
1 x 11121405106, cylinder head gasket
1 x 11121738963, rear coolant tube gasket
1 x 11129070532, set of intake manifold gaskets
2 x 11349064457, valve stem seal kit (24 seals total)
1 x 11361740840, VANOS unit profile gasket
1 x 11531265084, thermostat o-ring
1 x 11531740437, thermostat housing profile gasket
1 x 11611716174, throttle body seal
2 x 11611740069, intake manifold profile gasket
2 x 11621744252, exhaust manifold gasket
1 x 12141748398, camshaft position o-ring
1 x 13531720251, fuel pressure regulator o-ring
1 x 13531720252, fuel pressure regulator o-ring
1 x 13621743299, temp sensor o-ring
12 x 13641730767, fuel injector o-ring
2 x 18301716888, exhaust manifold to cat gasket
2 x 32411093596, VANOS oil line seal ring
Additional parts such as 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 S52 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.
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S52