E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > Will Windshield Cover/Screen Cause leaks?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-16-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Question Will Windshield Cover/Screen Cause leaks?

I have gaps in mine as you can tell by my grossly below average pics I included with some arrows to highlight the issues with the cover?

Will I have leaks because of the gaps or is that just another cosmetic thing?

I promise this is my LAST question in regards to leaks inside the vehicle

Thanks for any help on this issue,

MrD
Attached Images
  
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
FCP Euro
0
Lieutenant
 
FCP Euro's Avatar
 
Drives: Volvo 850 T5
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Posts: 464
iTrader: (0)

It could, but it is unlikely. Take a cup of water and see if it goes in the crack. If it does, you should look into resealing it somehow.
__________________

sales@fcpeuro.com
FCP Euro - European Car Parts Specialists
FCP Euro is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Ok I will try that trick this weekend, I was just wondering if the windshield was sealed then water should not get past it, unless it would trickle down into the dash?
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
IS it supposed to be FLAT all the way across the windshield?
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #5
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
well when I washed my ride with some new Meguires NXT shampoo yesrterday and I made sure to soak the hell out of that gap to see if any water would run into the interior. I did not see any, but that doesnt mean it wont trickle in later I guess?.

I might have to remove the WHOLE cover/panel to see if something is caught under there and stopping it from sealing flush against the windshield?

If one of u get a chance take a peek at yours and see if you have the same gaps in the center or if yours if flat and flusg to the Windshield.

THANKS
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
I Appologize in Advance, But can a few of you guys PLEASE Check out your windshield cover seal the next time you go to your car and see if it looks the same as mine???

Or see if it is flush all the way across the bottom of the lower glass???

Thank you very much, MrD
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
jpsum
0
Major
 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area

Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

I could be wrong, but I thought that there are sealants on the underside of the windshield also.
jpsum is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #8
FCP Euro
0
Lieutenant
 
FCP Euro's Avatar
 
Drives: Volvo 850 T5
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Posts: 464
iTrader: (0)

If it does leak, you would not see it for a while because it would run behind the dash or into the compartment were the wiper motor and linkage is. Jpsum may be right, it could be sealed from underneath in which case, you don't need to worry about it.
__________________

sales@fcpeuro.com
FCP Euro - European Car Parts Specialists
FCP Euro is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2009, 06:16 AM   #9
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
thank u guys, but can u please check yours to see if it is sealed all the way across the windshield? That way if mine is not normal I will bring it up next time I am at the stealership.

But from what I read the windsheild is glued down so that wont leak but the slow leak behind the scenes is very possible.
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #10
FCP Euro
0
Lieutenant
 
FCP Euro's Avatar
 
Drives: Volvo 850 T5
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Posts: 464
iTrader: (0)

I don't have a BMW at the moment, but there is a 3 series in the parking garage. I will take a look at that for you.
__________________

sales@fcpeuro.com
FCP Euro - European Car Parts Specialists
FCP Euro is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2009, 09:11 AM   #11
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
Please let me know what u find out, and ANY bmw Owners PLEASE take the 2 mins to check for me.. Please...
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #12
jpsum
0
Major
 
jpsum's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 TSX
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Haven area

Posts: 1,089
iTrader: (4)

I'm sure it's fine. It's just a trim and it doesn't look like it is suppose to be water tight.
jpsum is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-24-2009, 08:04 PM   #13
ENINTY
0
Banned
 
Drives: 2006 325i Sport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia

Posts: 3,415
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpsum View Post
I'm sure it's fine. It's just a trim and it doesn't look like it is suppose to be water tight.
There is a line of sticky calk between the cover and the windshield. Also, any water that gets under the cover will drain into the cowling and then down to the ground. The windshield is sealed to the frame no water can get in. Don't worry about it. If you want to fix it, most auto parts stores sell it. It is for sealing windshield trim and windshields to the frame. It is black, round and really sticky, and comes in 1/4 inch sizes from 1/4 in. to 1/2 inch. Lift the trim up, put some of the calk in and then press down.
ENINTY is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-25-2009, 06:04 AM   #14
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
^^ thank you a LOT, Cause my main worry was leaks into the car, I think I will leave it, at least until spring time.

I dont want to jynx anything, and with my car its been a little cursed, so if it wont cause any Damage to anything, then I will leave it alone.

Thanks again to everyone who has replied to this thread
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-25-2009, 09:09 AM   #15
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
I did just pick up some 1/4" Butyl tape so I can use that, as I think that is what you are referring to in your post above?
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-28-2009, 06:57 AM   #16
volkswackin
0
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: too broke for a BMW
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: i get around..

Posts: 1,913
iTrader: (1)

yes it will cause leaks...got my ass kicked on a water leak coming in behind the dash because of that...reason it was hard was because there is cloth batting on top of the paneling under the dash so usually you wont see the water unless there is a ton of it. it will typically leak in by the blower motor...

EDIT: there is no "sticky" stuff under there from the factory..the factory seal is suppose to clip in and sit flush against the windshield...typically issues with this happen when the windshields are replaced the glass guys dont install them properly.

Last edited by volkswackin; 09-28-2009 at 06:59 AM. Reason: added info...
volkswackin is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #17
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
^^ Oh Shyt! That sucks, I have not messed with it yet but it sounds like something I should be next time the day is nice out. It appears like there is some stuff to remove to get it off and I tried pushing it down but its like something is stopping it.

Man now I am worried, I will check under my dash today to see if it is wet at all, is it the pass or drivers side?
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 09:27 AM   #18
FCP Euro
0
Lieutenant
 
FCP Euro's Avatar
 
Drives: Volvo 850 T5
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Posts: 464
iTrader: (0)

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this, I could not find your post.

Anyway, I checked all 4 BMWs in the parking garage and none of them have a gap in the molding. Even the white E36 does not have a gap. I would get that fixed somehow.
__________________

sales@fcpeuro.com
FCP Euro - European Car Parts Specialists
FCP Euro is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 11:20 AM   #19
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
^^ thanks thats ok, I appreciate you responding and keeping your word brudda

Yeah now I just need to search to see what I need to remove to get to that cover and re-attach it somehow? I know my dealership wont cover it, since I have just CPO warranty.
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 12:02 PM   #20
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
PS Does anyone know HOW to REMOVE or FIX this ISSUE for me?

Part # 51 71 7 180 743 Cover/windscreen

Or know of a 'HOW TO' Link?
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 12:38 PM   #21
Dascamel
0
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Dascamel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 e92 M3, 2010 e91 328i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Posts: 1,662
iTrader: (0)

Call a winshield repair company, its cheap to replace the trim and seal. An entire new windshield on my Subaru only cost $150. This can't be that bad to fix.
__________________
2008 E92 M3 Jerez Black,DCT,Fox Red ext,Prem,Tech,19", ipod/usb, CF roof and trim
2010 E91 328i Space Gray,Black int, M sport, most options
2007 Montego Blue 335i (retired)
Dascamel is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2009, 01:09 PM   #22
MrDummy
0
→сяuisiиg iи му вмш←
 
MrDummy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Space Gray 328i
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Unemployment Capitol of America

Posts: 1,643
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 BMW 328i  [0.00]
I bet it would cost a fortune to have the cover replaced, I mean this is a bimmer not a scooby

I figured nothing looks damaged so it should not be a hard fix
__________________
SuPerMoD @ MassMonsterz.com
A "Happy" Owner of a Metallic Space Gray 2010 BMW 328i
ProGaMeR on the XboX 360
MrDummy is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST