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Old 22-03-2018, 06:22 PM
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Default Windscreen cracked!!

Haven't had the car out for a few weeks due to all the snow. As I was getting settled in the car to start it noticed crack in the windscreen, B****R!!!
Got it out of the garage and you could see where it has been impacted just inside of the O/S windscreen pillar. There was no crack evident when I put it in the garage so I can only assume that due the cold weather the cracks have propagated even though it was under cover. I do remember hearing a stone hitting the windscreen last time I drove it but didn't see any point of impact.
I'll be on to insurance company tomorrow - ManningUK - to see about a replacement. There is £60 windscreen excess providing you use the approved repairer or £100 excess if you do not.
Anyone got experience of going through this exercise and what to watch for, as I want the proper OEM style windscreen with the green band across the top. I have hear on other forums that the windscreen replacement companies sometimes get the roadsters and coupe screens/seals mixed up.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 22-03-2018, 06:31 PM
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I had a similar problem with a stone chipped screen which varied in size depending on the temperature ending up getting it replaced by my insurance company

but they wanted to supply a Pilkington badged screen not BMW but after I explained the originality of the car they said they would supply a genuine BMW version even

though they thought Pilkington made they for BM. Fitter turned up with a roadster seal so ended up using the original which was in good condition.

Roadster and coupe screens are the same just the seal is different with the coupe seal having a sort of lip on the top - I think
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Old 22-03-2018, 06:45 PM
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i had mine replaced a year ago as it was delaminating around the edges.i recall it was £200 ish but they had to use the originall seal as the ones they had did not match even though i made a point of telling them what the car was whilst booking it in,mine is slightly tinted at the top to,
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Old 22-03-2018, 07:06 PM
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I have a spare if you want it, replaced last year and in reasonable condition.
I went through my insurers and stipulated it had to be replaced with a genuine BMW screen, if I remember correctly there was a small surcharge for having it over a non genuine screen which would have been covered FOC. When it came to fitting the chap turned up with a non genuine item but with the correct seal...after making a complaint the correct one arrived and was fitted 4 days later. I think using the 'cheese wire' approach is the best way to get the old screen out, it saves the possibility of a sharp blade cutting into the paintwork - which may lead to rust.
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Old 22-03-2018, 08:10 PM
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Guido,
Many thanks for the offer of your spare screen, but I'll see how it goes with insurance company tomorrow. With the money I've spent over the time I've owned the car with full respray etc I'd really want a new OEM item installed.
With the insurance company I have an agreed value which I will put forward as one reason to maintain originality by going for a OEM windscreen.
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Old 22-03-2018, 10:09 PM
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Get them to order a genuine seal with the screen. I found this was the only way to get the correct one. May take a few days but least it will be right & done in one visit.
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Old 23-03-2018, 08:04 AM
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Get them to order a genuine seal with the screen. I found this was the only way to get the correct one. May take a few days but least it will be right & done in one visit.
Will do as the car is driveable, doesn't matter if I have to wait a week or so.
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Old 23-03-2018, 06:17 PM
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All went well this morning with ManningUK, they have given me the go ahead to get an OEM screen fitted by my own resources. They went along with my reasoning that with my agreed value level I should definitely go for an OEM windscreen.
So on Monday I'll go to local BMW dealer to order new screen and seal, I just have to send invoice to ManningUK and they will refund less my £100 excess.

I'll keep you updated.
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Good luck Pete hopefully you have that in writing !
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Old 26-03-2018, 08:23 AM
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Good luck Pete hopefully you have that in writing !
Yes I have an email to cover it. Going to BMW dealer later this morning.
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