OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > General Forums > Member Mishaps

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 14th September 2016, 05:09 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,225
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default A new rear windscreen ...

The little buggers across the road chucked a rock through the back windscreen of Roo2 this arvo ...

Have spent nearly 2 hours cleaning it up a bit, and duct taping some plastic over it. Lots of rain forecast for tonight.

Anyone got any idea of how much this will cost my neighbour to replace?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 14th September 2016, 05:24 AM
duncanm's Avatar
duncanm duncanm is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sydney
Year: 1998
Model: Outback. JDM TT conversion
Transmission: 5MT DR
Posts: 528
duncanm is on a distinguished road
Default

sorry to hear.

$hundreds, I suspect. Probably a few hundred for the window alone, and then a few more for the labour. I think mine was about $800 on insurance about 12 years back.

A couple of tips -- I busted a rear window on a trip (whole thing shattered like it should).. and made some mistakes. Don't do what I did.

If you've duct taped to paintwork - be vary careful which solvent you use to get rid of the gum. Either I, or the windscreen people (I suspect it was me) used something inappropriate and the clear coat got damaged on the top/roofline of my rear gate.. now its all poxy.


If its shattered - pull the rear gate apart (inside panels) once you get it fixed. There'll be glass everywhere inside the door, and the windscreen people won't have found it all. I had some jamming in the rear lock, and rattling around there.

I also had bits all through the rear cargo area; carpet nooks and crannies, spare wheel well, behind rubber door strips, you name it. I was finding it for months.
__________________
TT Outback
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 14th September 2016, 05:42 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,225
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the commiserations, Duncan, and for all the advice.

It will be going to Subaru for an OEM replacement. I will also instruct them to pull the tailgate apart. No way am I going to drive around with shattered glass rattling around and gumming stuff up!

I have already vacuumed up the shards and 'crystals' from all the important parts like the cargo cover ...

Good point about the solvent ...

I don't care how much it costs them to fix it all up properly ... I have already informed them that it will be in excess of $1,000-1,200 in my estimation. There is absolutely no question of who will be paying for it. That has already been settled.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 14th September 2016, 08:24 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,513
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

Bugger! What a PIA.
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 14th September 2016, 08:35 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,225
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah, mate. It's not just the cost of having it replaced properly, it's all the attendant BS, time and inconvenience. As you well know, I have a number of other things that would be better served by my attention!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 14th September 2016, 08:35 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,513
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

^ exactly!
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 15th September 2016, 12:31 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,225
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Quotes from O'Briens were OEM = $1486; non-OEM = $602. Both fitted, tailgate cleaned out and all glass removed from vehicle. Lifetime guarantee on all aspects of fitment.

It's being done tomorrow morning, first cab off the rank.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 15th September 2016, 03:01 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,513
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

and I'll bet there is no difference between OEM and non-OEM
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 15th September 2016, 03:25 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,225
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

^ oh, but there is ...

The OEM one is made in Japan, and apparently has "Subaru" etched on it.

The non-OEM one is (probably ... ) made by Pilkington's in Geelong.

Otherwise they are completely identical, according to the workshop person at Mentone Subaru.

Subaru Oz have zero OEM in stock in Oz, and use O'Brien Glass to fit (generally) non-OEM units. O'Briens have two OEM series II SG rears in stock in Sydney - i.e. could not be fitted until sometime next week.

The windscreens come in two shades - grey and green. That's a trap!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 15th September 2016, 06:09 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 911
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

Bugger, more likely the aftermarket will have CHINA on it!
Be interested to know the outcome.
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 -3. The time now is 04:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.