Finish Selecting Your Vehicle to Shop For Your Thermostat

Choose a Year for your BMW 's Thermostat

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
Show More Years

Shop By Brand

The Following brands are available based on your search.

  • Beck Arnley
    Beck Arnley
  • Behr
    Behr
  • Calorstat
    Calorstat
  • Gates
    Gates
  • Genuine
    Genuine
  • Hella
    Hella
  • IMC
    IMC
  • Mahle
    Mahle
  • Motorad
    Motorad
  • Stant
    Stant
  • Vemo
    Vemo
  • Wahler
    Wahler

Best Selling Genuine Bmw Thermostats

  • We Stock the following top leading brands, including Wahler, Calorstat, Genuine, Mahle, Vemo
  • Constantly Updated Inventory of Bmw Replacement Thermostat Parts

We stock Thermostat parts for most Bmw models, including 2002tii, 318i, 318is, 318ti, 320i, 323Ci, 323i, 325Ci, 325i, 325is, 325xi, 328i, 328i xDrive, 328is, 328xi, 330Ci, 330i, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335xi, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, 535i, 535i xDrive, 540i, 545i, 550i, 635CSi, 645Ci, 650i, 735i, 740i, 740iL, 745Li, 745i, 750Li, 750i, 750iL, M3, M5, M6, X3, X5, Z3, Z4.

Wahler
1971 BMW 2.8 Bavaria Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-00FDB34    W0133-2079053  New

Qty:
$32.20
Wahler Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 71 Degree
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1971 - BMW 2.8 Bavaria
Wahler
1985 BMW 535i Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-00FDB34    W0133-2079053  New

Qty:
$32.20
Wahler Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Production: -08/31/1985, 71 Degree
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1985 - BMW 535i To:08-31-85
Calorstat
1968 BMW 2002 Engine Coolant Thermostat Calorstat

P311-0467176    W0133-1627641  New

Qty:
$21.67
Calorstat Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 80 Degree
  • 80° C
  • 80 Degree
Brand: Calorstat
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1968 - BMW 2002
Genuine
1995 BMW M3 Engine Coolant Thermostat Genuine

P311-30995FB    W0133-1616703  New

Qty:
$128.51
Genuine Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Throttle Body Thermostat to control water flow temperature to throttle body.
  • Thermostat to control water flow temperature to throttle body. For cooling system thermostat, see 11 53 7 511 083 and 11 53 7 511 580.
Brand: Genuine
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1995 - BMW M3
Genuine
1984 BMW 318i Engine Coolant Thermostat Genuine

P311-241AB3A    W0133-1853347  New

Qty:
$83.90
Genuine Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Heating System : Additional Thermostat
Brand: Genuine
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1984 - BMW 318i
Wahler
1971 BMW 2.8 Bavaria Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-00FDB34    W0133-2079053  New

Qty:
$30.89
Wahler Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 71 Degree
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1971 - BMW 2.8 Bavaria
Wahler
1985 BMW 535i Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-00FDB34    W0133-2079053  New

Qty:
$30.89
Wahler Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Production: -08/31/1985, 71 Degree
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1985 - BMW 535i To:08-31-85
Wahler
1968 BMW 2002 Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-1441169    W0133-1622197  New

Qty:
$80.13
Wahler Engine Coolant Thermostat
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 71 Degree
  • 71° C
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1968 - BMW 2002
Mahle
1971 BMW 2.8 Bavaria Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-2E80B94    W0133-2079054  New

Qty:
$33.32
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • Behr
  • 75 Degree
Brand: Mahle
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1971 - BMW 2.8 Bavaria
Mahle
1971 BMW 2.8 Bavaria Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-2E80B94    W0133-2079054  New

Qty:
$35.62
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • Behr
Brand: Mahle
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1971 - BMW 2.8 Bavaria
Mahle
1969 BMW 2800 Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-2E80B94    W0133-2079054  New

Qty:
$33.32
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • Behr
Brand: Mahle
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1969 - BMW 2800
Mahle
1985 BMW 535i Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-2E80B94    W0133-2079054  New

Qty:
$33.32
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Production: -08/31/1985, 75 Degree
  • Behr
Brand: Mahle
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1985 - BMW 535i To:08-31-85
Mahle
1985 BMW 535i Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-2E80B94    W0133-2079054  New

Qty:
$35.62
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Production: -08/31/1985, 75 Degree
  • Behr
Brand: Mahle
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
1985 - BMW 535i To:08-31-85
Mahle
2010 BMW 335d Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-1AFDBFA    W0133-1847820  New

Qty:
$91.78
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Includes Coolant Outlet Housing and Seal - 88C
Brand: Mahle
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2010 - BMW 335d
Vemo
2010 BMW 335d Engine Coolant Thermostat Vemo

P311-5998EF3    W0133-1847820  New

Qty:
$95.60
  • Includes Coolant Outlet Housing and Seal - 88C
Brand: Vemo
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2010 - BMW 335d
Mahle
2009 BMW 335d Engine Coolant Thermostat Mahle

P311-1AFDBFA    W0133-1847820  New

Qty:
$91.78
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mahle
Free Ground Shipping on this item
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2009 - BMW 335d
Calorstat
1968 BMW 2002 Engine Coolant Thermostat Calorstat

P311-12E8284    W0133-1627306  New

Qty:
$21.83
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • (75°C/167°F)
  • 75 Degree
Brand: Calorstat
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1968 - BMW 2002
Wahler
1968 BMW 2002 Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-0899BC0    W0133-1627306  New

Qty:
$73.49
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • (75°C/167°F)
  • 75 Degree
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1968 - BMW 2002
Calorstat
1969 BMW 2002 Engine Coolant Thermostat Calorstat

P311-12E8284    W0133-1627306  New

Qty:
$21.83
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 75 Degree
  • (75°C/167°F)
Brand: Calorstat
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1969 - BMW 2002
Wahler
1984 BMW 325e Engine Coolant Thermostat Wahler

P311-280C4ED    W0133-1835166  New

Qty:
$37.51
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • 80C
Brand: Wahler
This Product is Eligible for Free Ground Shipping
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1984 - BMW 325e

Latest Bmw Repair and Thermostat Installation Advice

CarJunky AutoAdvice

BMW temp is sky high

Showing 2 out of 2 Posts
Question From Basem1975 on BMW temp is sky high

Hi. I have BMW 316i 1.9 petrol (W reg 2000). Today the temp went on red. I took it to the garage, they changed the thermostat and the water pump. The temperature is still going up to red few minutes after start and the blow heater brings cold air. There is no water leak, radiator fan is working, the new water pump and thermostat are working properly and the mechanic doesn’t know what to do anymore. Please help! Any ideas?? Thank you.

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

I would check the radiator for a restiction as well as checking the cooling system for exhaust gases due to a bad head gasket...

2006 Camry thermostat questions

Showing 3 out of 3 Posts
Question From captjackny on 2006 Camry thermostat questions

Granddaughter has my 2006 Toyota Camry (4 banger) at school. About 115k miles on it. She claims her gas mileage has gone down and temp gauge does not go up to halfway anymore (runs cold). She says car seems to run a little rough. Her boyfriend thinks it’s may be the thermostat.

Questions:
1. Is this likely in opinion of those who know about these things?
2. How hard is it to swap out the thermostat? Her BF says he’s done it on his car (older BMW) before.
3. any brand recommendations for replacement? I will probably get one online if that’s what is needed.

Thanks

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

A colder engine will cause a richer mixture but you need to find out if the engine is actually cooler or if the sensor is acting up. Use a laser thermometer at the outlet housing to find out.

Response From captjackny

Thanks. sounds like I should have her take it to a shop to have someone check it out.

1995 BMW 318i

Showing 3 out of 12 Posts | Show 9 Hidden Posts
Question From vovovovan on 1995 BMW 318i

I have
Year of vehicle 1995
Make of vehicle BMW
Model of vehicle 318i
Engine size 1.8
Mileage 90K
but the cluster gauge is not working, mechanics told me that I'll need a new gauge, but I don't want to buy one with more miles on it. I just don't know if the gauge will read the mileage from the computer or the computer will read the mileage from the gauge.
For example if I have 90K on the car and I'll put a use gauge with 150K on it. what mileage will appear on the gauge?

Response From DanD

I’m not a 100% sure of this but if BMW is like most other manufacturer’s instrument clusters; the memory for the odometer is retained in the cluster.
To confirm this you could call your local dealer’s service department and they’ll be able to tell you. They’ll also be able to tell you, where to send the replacement cluster, along with all the requirements too have it calibrated.

Dan.

Response From vovovovan

thanks a lot.

Response From vovovovan

the car heats up, antifreeze tank is full
what could be the reason?

Response From vovovovan

I believe the problem is the t-stat. so I'm getting a new one today.

Response From vovovovan

I just put the new thermostat, but can't fill the radiator with the antifreeze because there is no separate cup. so how do I fill the radiator with antifreeze?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

General for vehicles with no cap on rad itself: There may be a plug near thermostat or remove a hose high up and fill from there. Allow several cycles of warm up and cool downs for system to purge out air to recovery tank till stable and known proper at both,

T

Response From vovovovan

actually I did it by pumping the pipe that comes from the top of the radiator. I squeezed it and released it numerous times. You will see the bubbles in the tank when you squeeze it, than when you release it the antifreeze is going to fill the space that the air just escaped from. I did it when the motor was running( I don't know if that would make a difference) After the tank gets empty, refill it and do the same thing till the antifreeze will squirt from the hole on the top (there is a small hole that is connected from the radiator to the tank, that's how the excess antifreeze gets out of the radiator when it gets hot) as you pumping.
I just wrote it for other users in case they will need it.
Hope it'll be helpful

Response From Tom Greenleaf

That's the idea. Works best with pressure cap on recovery tank loose or removed or you are fighting with the pressure of the cap. Still watch and fill after a few full cycles with temp,

T

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Fans kicking on? Stuck t-stat, cooling system plugged, - make sure it's realy full at the radiator not just the tank, not always so easy (many don't use a separate cap at radiator) but it must be known full,

T

Response From vovovovan

yeah the fan works good. There is no cup for the radiator, there is only one.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Posts went out of order?? I'll check on that-----------

T

Multiple maintenance issues of the same type - Mechanic goes out of business. Help!

Showing 3 out of 6 Posts | Show 3 Hidden Posts
Question From tek0011 on Multiple maintenance issues of the same type - Mechanic goes out of business. Help!

I purchased a 2001 530i with 65,008 miles on it, clean title, 1 owner, good history.
Since then I have put over $4,000 of maintenance into the vehicle and some issues have been fixed multiple times. Those same issues are arising again and I am wondering if there is anything I can do as a consumer?
The mechanic that has done all the work is now out of business and I can't even seem to get the warranty's to have another mechanic do the repairs (that is if warranties are even transferable to other shops?)

9/3/10 - 65,008 miles - Vehicle Purchase (1,000 mile 30 day warranty)

9/20/10 - 66,145 miles (past the 1,000 mile warranty): Check Engine light comes on - Scan reveals the following codes: Fuel Trim codes-228, 203, 227, 202. Miss fire codes-242, 243, 241, 240. O2 Sensor code-189.
Smoke tested and major leaks are found.

10/15/2010 - 67,382 miles - Car idles around 200rpm, shakes while accelerating, major lack of power:
Smoke test is performed. Intake Manifold Runner Valve replaced

10/18/2010 - 67,432 miles - Same problem. car idles around 200rpm, shakes while accelerating, major lack of power:
Crankcase vent valve replaced, vacuum hoses replaced, car now starts leaking oil from back passenger side of valve cover. Valve gasket replaced. Smoke test passes.

10/21/2010 - 67,460 miles - Same problem. Car idles around 200rpm, shakes while accelerating, major lack of power, oil leaking from valve cover:
Valve gasket replaced again. Fuel injector #3 replaced. Power and idle issues stop.

12/9/2010 - 69,461 miles - Temperature sky rockets. Code 168 for Thermostat, 189 for insufficient heat output and 222 for o2 sensor not active, oil still leaking from back passenger side of valve cover:
Thermostat replaced, Engine cleaned.

12/15/2010 - 69,557 miles - Major Oil leak from back passenger side of valve cover:
Gasket replaced along with Cylinder Head Cover.

1/7/2011 - 70,450 miles - No more oil leak. Now Vanos oil line is leaking as is power steering fluid.

2/15/2011 - 72,106 miles - No oil leaks, belts start to squeal showing signs of coolant leak from thermostat or water pump. Codes for lean fuel and o2 sensor:
All belts replaced, thermostat replaced again, oil cap replaced, air filters, o2 sensor, synthetic oil change, oil filter all replaced.

3/4/2011 - 72,806 miles - Coolant leak again.
Water pump replaced.

8/4/2011 - 80,282 miles - Coolant leak again.
Water pump and thermostat replaced again.

8/20/2011 - 80,921 miles - Coolant leak again.
Coming from same place. Call mechanic. Mechanic is out of business.

It is now November and I still have a coolant leak coming from water pump, which requires about 2-3 cups of coolant each morning. This is the 3rd time I am having the same issue. Not to mention the belts squeal non stop now, due to having so much coolant leaked on to them.

Can someone please help me with what my options are at this point? This is the 1st used car I have purchased and the first BMW I have owned.
This is close the the worst issue I have ever dealt with in my life.

Total cost to date: $4,084.98 in maintenance.

What can I do? Contact a lawyer? Contact BMW to have another mechanic replace the parts under warranty? Sue the owner of the shop that went out of business? Contact BMW directly and tell them about this?
I am so lost right now, I just wish the car would go away.

Any help at all, is much much appreciated no matter how small the consideration.
Thank you so much.

TL;DR - I have spent over $4,000 in maintenance on my vehicle and the same problem keeps happening. What can I do?

Response From samg.

You wonder why he's out of business? haha

I doubt this was a dealer, I really doubt a bmw dealer would make you go through this much stuff. I bet it was a ind. shop. It sounds to me like maybe he went a bit crazy on the engine when he replaced the water pump with a grinder, seen it too many times. Or, though i'm not familiar with bmw engines specificly, I'd wonder if you don't have a water jacket leak. Are the water pumps on those acces belt drivin or timing belt drivin?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Tons of bad luck. Was this a BMW dealership now out of biz? Read the warranty fine print but think you are screwed. Seems like this car had a serious overheat even before you got it and cracked pars.

Multiple replacements of same parts is nuts. There has to be a common denominator if legit and something missed OR tech wasn't wasting any time checking out why.

If whole shop is out of biz they probably owe everyone in the area too for something too - tons more than 4 grand but I can only guess.

Contact BMW and see what they say,

T

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

If this was a dealer, then the BMW might do something, it would be a long shot since they are independently owned...

I guess I misread the original post, I was under the impression this was an independent shop.....

Response From Hammer Time

You might want to contact the BMW zone office if this was a BMW dealer. They may have some leverage on the old dealer.

Response From Sidom

With the shop being out of business, there really isn't much you can do. All the warranties would be with that shop. Shops don't warranty other shops work.

I'm not a legal expert but even if there was some open avenue to purse on an out of business shop, if there is no money left, then getting a judgment would be a "hollow" victory and in the process you would've more than likely racked up way more in legal fees than what you are going after....

I don't have both sides so all I can go off of is what you posted.

In the future, it would be best to find a shop that is trained & tooled to work on your make. Some shops say they "work on everything" when in fact with some makes they are way in over their head.

Find a shop that is qualified to do Euro (they aren't going to be the cheapest). Talk to friends & co workers, see who they use & like. You can go to ase.com or iatn.net, they have shop locators you can look at. Any shop affiliated with these sites is at least attempting to better themselves & keep up with the times. You can check out the better business bureau.

Once you find someone you trust & does good work, stick with them. Keeping in mind that everyone has problems from time to time. Also sometimes other things will fail that has nothing to do with previous work.... A problem or 2 is no reason to fire a good shop BUT if it's a case of incompetence, then yes finding another shop would be in order...

Like I said I can only go off what you posted & don't have the whole story BUT my gut tells me, they were guessing on the driveability problem and have missed the real root of the coolant leak.....Just a guess.....

Good luck, hope this works out for you. Try not to dwell too much on this bad experience or throwing good money after bad. Chalk it up to a lesson learned, keeping mind that not everyone out there is a bad guy.

cracked head or dealer on crack!

Showing 4 out of 8 Posts | Show 4 Hidden Posts
Question From Guest on cracked head or dealer on crack!

Help - 1997 328i BMW - 110,000 miles. Check engine light came on a year ago!! Went to dealer for routine oil service. Work completed on car (fall2005) . picked up car, and check engine light still on. Dealer said mechanic must have forgot to reset. So...........months go by. On way to work, car doesnt want to go faster than 45 mph. Anything over that, chugs and shakes, also when idling.

Car goes in for routine service - asked service to check into loss of power, etc. Also why light is on. Car tuned up, light still on. No reason given by mechanics.

Fastforward, now October 2006 - car overheats, get towed to dealer, they replace water pump and thermostat. Check engine light still on!!! SErvice manager says it is some sort of emission problem but not serious. $425.00

One month later, car overheats again, dealer says needs new radiator (and thermostat still under warranty) Another $625.00 Before they return my car, they call and say sorry, but now they think it might be the head gasket and they are willing to split the labor with me (without me asking). They pull the thing apart and call to tell me it is cracked cylinder head. My bill is now up to $5000.00. Yes, car is probably worth twice that.

My question - shouldn't they have identified this long before it got to this stage? Do I have any recourse since I have receipts for the past twelve months that show i always mentioned the check engine light as well as the rough idle and loss of power? They have had my car for almost two weeks now.

HELP Jane

Response From poochie73

When you took your car in for the oil change you should have told them your light was on and after your oil change if you took it back and explained to them that the light was on and they was supposed to fix it ,there should not have been any excuses if after the second time you got your car back from them and the light was still on you should have thought about getting an attorney involved and call the FCC & also the Better Business Bureau
believe me if you tell them this they probably will be offering you a free car, but do not let them get away with this, still contact a attorney.

Response From davis2

what will the FCC do?

Response From Bear505

I would say both... Dealer is on Crack: The whole technology behind a "Service Engine Soon" Light is to let the operator know that "somewhere" in the numerous systems that this monitoring system covers, there is a problem. Any "good" shop is going to want their customers to be happy and have a sence of security when they leave. They should have never left the light on. They should have investigated and then alerted you if there were more problems, and more work required. Good customer service means a lot, especially with all of the competition that is out there these days.

It's possible that your head could have been cracked and drive "OK" for a while.. especially if they are aluminum, which displaces heat faster than cast iron. A small crack would simply release steam either into the combustion chamber, or into the cooling system.. if not too severe, you wouldn't even notice it.. but over time, your engine would... (like the emissions wouldn't be quite right, and your serv eng soon light would come on...)

Get a new mechanic... Love your car...ditch loyalty...

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I think you should have been asked if you wanted them to investigate the check engine light back when and I'm surprised that a dealer would give you the car back after you brought that up at getting it serviced, T

Response From Guest

This can't be a certified BMW service station your going to is it?If your dealing with a used car dealer or not you need to change shops,if they have a warranty agreement with you it's still not worth dealing with them if this is the service your receiving.You would have noticed more than a lack of performance when cracking a head,while overheating did you see coolant leaking fom the head or around the engine in general?

Response From Guest

this is the BMW dealership in Westbrook Maine. Have had all my work done here since I have owned the car but did not buy the car here (got it used three years ago). I am very angry over this but do not know enough about the mechanics of the engine to be sure of the cause and effect. All i know is that i have paid lots of money and my car is now screwed! Need to know how long someone can drive around with bad head gasket or cracked head . is it something that happens over time or immediately renders your car undrivable?

Response From Guest Top Rated Answer

generaly happens over time. but also depends on how you use it.