Used BMW Cylinder Head Gasket Sets

All used BMW Cylinder Head Gasket Sets listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for BMW are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Cylinder Head Gasket Sets

Along with the cylinder head bolts, the cylinder head gasket functions to provide a secure seal between the cylinder head and the cylinder block. The BMW cylinder head gasket set provides all the parts needed to replace the old head gaskets, specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle, this set will replace the originals with the exact specifications for the engine configurations of your car.

The cylinder head, usually cast out of iron or aluminium, is fixed on top of the  cylinder block, forming the top of the combustion chamber. Sandwiched between the cylinder head and cylinder block, acting as a sealant, is the BMW cylinder head gasket.  The cylinder head bolts function to keep the head gasket firmly sealed and need to be able to withstand the huge pressure exerted on them from the process of combustion in order to achieve this.

The cylinder head is comprised of a series of passages that carry the air and fuel combination needed for combustion to the cylinders; the liquid  coolant, needed to keep the engine cool; and harmful fumes (produced in the engine in the process of combustion) from the exhaust  valves to the exhaust manifold and away from the vehicle.  In an air cooled engine, the  cylinder head and cylinder block have fins on the outside that allows cool air, generated by a fan which is powered by the engine, to flow through the engine and keep it cool. It's imperative that the cylinder head is securely sealed to the cylinder block. The BMW cylinder head gasket set has a  vital role to play in keeping the cylinder heads in the right position, firmly secured and perfectly aligned.

If the car engine is overheating this is often an initial indication that the engine is losing coolant and the head gasket has malfunctioned and is likely to have a leak. General wear and tear on this part can stop it from sealing the cylinder head properly to the cylinder block which results in coolant leaking into the cylinder, which will eventually cause the engine to overheat. Antifreeze, contained in the coolant, can also damage the pistons and rings because it can wash the oil away which usually protects these parts against wear.  A leaky head gasket can lead to antifreeze leaking into the crankcase too, which not only dilutes the oil but also contaminates it which can corrode the bearings and cause them to fail. Misfiring cylinders, white smoke from the exhaust, a sweet smell in the exhaust fumes and a low coolant level in the radiator or reservoir can all be signs of a malfunctioning cylinder head gasket. When replacing this vital part, fitting the BMW cylinder head gasket set will guarantee complete compatibility with the make and model of your vehicle.

BMW trivia

  • Everyone knows what the BMW logo looks like, but do you know what it represents? Most people think it's inspired by propellers (because of BMW's aviation history), but it's really just the same colour scheme as the Bavarian flag and was designed to showcase Bavaria.
  • It might not be the accessory that everyone needs, but for BMW drivers in South Africa who were worried about carjackers, the 'Blaster' was a flamethrower that shot huge flames from either side of the car. Not currently available in the UK…
  • The main headquarters for BMW in Munich is designed and shaped to look like car parts. There was a whole new 'four-cylinder' building added on in 1973, and there's definitely the look of an engine about the architecture.
  • One of the reasons older BMWs keep their value is because it's easy to get spare parts for even the oldest models. That's because BMW has carried on making car parts, even for cars that were built in WWII.
  • The BMW 3.0CSL was sold in the 70s and had the unusual addition of a spoiler that was kept in the boot. The owner could install it if they wanted to, but BMW couldn't sell the car with the spoiler attached because of road laws!