Anyone done business with these folks? My 99 M3's window is shot, but
I can't justify buying the factory piece at $300+ when I've got 125k
miles on her.
Looks like the same group to me.
Thanks in advance!
If the window is just cloudy - try cleaning it with plastic cleaner.
I use Mcquirer's three step cleaner. If it is for a Z3 - check out
some of the Z3 forums - there is a lot of dialog and help there for
cleaning and replacement.
I suppose it might if I were to sink enough cash into it. But the
body is pretty rough--lots of chips and dings--the passenger side
airbag sensor has gone bad, the clutch is due to be replaced,
suspension is shot, the windshield is shot, the back window is cracked
and leaking (refererencing Dave's response), the ragtop's tensioning
straps need to be replaced again--seems to me those are just badly
designed; I've put on a set every 30k miles or so--, I just had to
replace a head gasket. I could drop $5 grand easily just getting her
back up to snuff. Or foist her onto a dealer as a trade-in or
honestly eBay her en route to a new car.
It's a question of when to stop injecting more cash and replace her.
Upside: New car. Downside: big cash outlay and/or payments. Bleah.
So for the moment it's a matter of minimizing unnecessary expenses
while I make a decision.
Thanks a ton to both of you for the input.
There are always a couple of Z3 tops and windows for sale on eBay.
The Z3 Riders forum has comments related to replacing the top is NOT a
do-it-yourself project - dunno about the window. See.... the Yahoo
Groups - Z3 Riders for discussion. I searched for "rear window" and
came up with quite a few discussions and references to other sites.
Finding a reputable window replacement shop could be a problem,
depending where you live. I read on the groups pages that some people
have successfully replaced the windows themselves. Maybe checkout
z3fixit pages on www.z3ers.com
On Sep 6, 4:02 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I don't feel unduly threatened by trying it myself. I mean, worst
case is I totally screw the pooch and have to take it to a shop nearby
to let them put the new window in. But I live in a pretty urban area
(Orange County, California), so there's plenty of places happy to take
your money <backspace backspace, backspace> help the consumer out at a
The link you sent had this to say, "The hardest part for me was
getting the zipper started on the new window" which fits in with what
I read on the site of the guy selling those windows.
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