Front Windshield Leak

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  1. whydahdvr

    whydahdvr Full Access Member

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    Not sure what the brand of replacement glass is but my Independent Shop said it's a bit smaller than the original and the glass shop set it about 1/4 - 1/2 in too low. They're going to talk to the glass shop tomorrow and work with them to get the insurance company to pay for the correct OEM windshield. Massachusetts has a state law that our vehicle insurance has to cover glass replacement (no deductible - a safety issue) at the same quality level as OEM. In this case the replacement isn't quite as high a quality because of the slightly smaller size.
    Will let you all know how it turns out.
     
  2. schwaggy

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    I recently replaced my glass (and last year on my Disco), and while I don't know if it's the law here in WA, my insurance carrier certainly likes you to have good glass. It's the same $100 deductible whether I chose Pilkington OEM or Land Rover branded Pilkington (they call it dealer glass). I of course chose dealer glass and it was a perfect fit.
     
  3. Kari Hardarson

    Kari Hardarson New Member

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    I have been experiencing wet carpets on my 2005 LR3. After plugging the holes on both sides of the windshield without matters improving I took it to a shop. They pressurized the car and applied foam to the windows, and saw bubbles coming out from the top. They then removed the windshield. This is what they found:



    lr3 framruda.jpg

    PS: It is apparently possible to pressurize a Land Rover, despite all jokes about cats escaping with the doors closed..
     
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  4. Houm_WA

    Houm_WA Full Access Member

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    I'd be looking at your sunroof drains and your windshield cowling...
     

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