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03-30-2006 04:18 PM #1
Proper windshield replacement
Can any of you E28 ///M5 owners out there care to pass along the *proper* way to replace the windshield?
Probably 1.5 years ago, mine was replaced after taking a rock.
Some time after that, I discovered it was leaking.
The windshield repair shop, allegedly stopped by the shop while the car was being serviced, and resealed it. I noticed some goop between
the seal and body at the top of both a-pillars.
I thought it was sealed, but, I've discovered recently that this is not the case. After washing the car, I noticed a wee bit of water collected between the edge of the dash, and the base of the a-pillar. I then checked under the floor mat, and there was more water.
So, here we go again.
Any advice that I can use to pass along to the windshield goob, would be appreciated.
03-30-2006 05:56 PM #2
...and piggybacking onto that question
My windsheild REALLY needs replacing so any advice about the correct maker of glass etc... is appreciated. Can any ol' body shop do this properly or do I need to have a BMW specialist do it (IF I could find one in my area)? My 214k miles really shows in the glass.
Also, is the black out trim that surrounds the windshield still available?
03-31-2006 08:30 AM #3
- Portland, ME, United StatesMember No: 60903
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Your best off calling aorund for an experienced
glass tech that has been in the biz for ten or more years. The best ones can do the job in 30 min. and make it look spectacular, like mine!
'87 <b>528e</b> "is" 214.5k
'88 <b>M5</b> 193k (Head removed, ready for reassembly)
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04-07-2006 10:05 PM #4
- Banner Elk, NC, United StatesMember No: 13997
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Re: Proper windshield replacement
Did you replace the gasket with the new window??
These gaskets are almost 20 yrs old and that would be a good place to start.
PPG glass works well I have heard....
I will be pulling the windsheild to replace the gasket,trim and dash soon...
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85 M635i mit 73K original (just sold.. :()
88 E30 IX Touring
04-08-2006 09:23 AM #5
big problem on E28s
find someone who has been installing windshields for 20-years - only they will know how to install glass that fits into a rubber gasket. for years most cars use glue in windshields.
virtually every E28 you see, most with replaced windshields by now, have a gap of varying sizes in the upper right, sometimes left too, where gasket meets roof.
theory is that replacement windshields are very slightly too small... even from BMW.
a few years back i had mine replaced with new glass, gasket and trim strips from BMW - it leaked. removed and replaced with yet another new gasket - small leaks. carefully resealed with sealer neatly stuffed in all around. finally it looked good and was dry... but still a little gap in upper right corner.
check your floor under carpet. the water ends up down there.
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