Valve Cover Gasket Set, OEM - E36 323i/328i/M3, E39 528i, Z3 2.8, MZ3
Valve Cover Gasket Set, Elring - M52/S52
This is a OEM valve cover gasket set for E36 323i/328i/M3, 1997-1998 E39 528i, 1997-1998 Z3 2.8, and MZ3 S52 models with the M52 or S52 engine. The valve cover is sealed to the cylinder head with these gaskets and they prevent oil from leaking out of the top of the engine. Oil leaks make the engine bay messy, rob the internals of precious lubrication, and could do damage to external sensors or hardware in the engine bay. Leaks can also affect the internal pressure and vacuum of the valve cover.
Note that this set includes the outer valve cover gasket but not the outer cap nut washers. They are not required replacement items and rarely the source of leaks. They are sold separately.
This is an OEM M52/S52 valve cover gasket manufactured by Elring - the original supplier to BMW for this part, as well as many other gaskets. 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. This part has a two year warranty.
E36 (92-99) > 323ic
E36 (92-99) > 323is
E36 (92-99) > 328i
E36 (92-99) > 328ic
E36 (92-99) > 328is
E36 (92-99) > M3 (96-99)
E39 (97-03) > 528i
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 2.8
E36/7 / E36/8 Z3 (96-02) > Z3 M - S52