ALWAYS replace gaskets when replacing the exhaust headers.
This is the heat shield sealing the exhaust manifold/header to the cylinder head on M52TU, M54, and M56 engines used in E46, E39, E60, X3, X5, and Z4 models. Each heat shield covers 3 cylinders (one for each manifold) so order two for the complete set.
E60 fitment note: 2004-2005 525i/530i with M54 engine only
X3 fitment note: 2003-2005 2.5i/3.0i with M54 engine only
This part is manufactured by an aftermarket supplier of European auto parts, including many gaskets. While not carrying OEM status, this part follows the design of the original very closely and uses similar materials. An aftermarket part may even have the same TUV approval as its OEM counterpart. The brand may even be OEM to another manufacturer besides BMW. This aftermarket brand has a two-year warranty – the same as Genuine BMW and OEM brands.
NOTE: Spec E46 Calls for the E36 Headers, If you are looking to replace the stock E46 headers with the M50 headers you need the flange gaskets that come in the Spec E46 Kit, Otherwise you need the Non-Spec E46 Kit
Spec E46 Kit (fits the E36 Header):
- 14 Nuts
- 14 Bolts
- 2 Flange gaskets
- 2 Flange nuts
- 2 Exhaust header Gaskets With Heat Shield