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  • OLDTM3R
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    Originally posted by Dietrich View Post
    OLDTM3R ,

    Nice work. Mystery solved and with a happy ending.

    -Dietrich
    Thanks Dietrich. Car is up for sale if anyone is interested

    http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25734

    Edwin

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  • Dietrich
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    OLDTM3R ,

    Nice work. Mystery solved and with a happy ending.

    -Dietrich

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  • OLDTM3R
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    Just an update... I ended up replacing the windshield to confirm there is no rust... and there isn't. Here's the pics

    After taking out the old windshield but before cleaning off the old urethane


    After taking off old urethane


    Cleaned


    Passenger side



    Final product

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  • loonibab325i
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    That is what I was thinking, my # 1 main concern is rust being UNDER the windshield, I know the leaking stuff is not rust, but it's not urathine, (the black stuff used to put windshields on). The only logical reason why I think their would be glue or some kind of "sealent", is a attempt to fix a leak.

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  • Jake
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    Nah, I think that's someone's attempt to fix a leak. 1) windshield glue should not make it out that far, and 2) it's black, not clear. If there was a leak and this is the 'temp fix' then water definately got between the windshield and the frame. You're likely to find rust as a result.

    Jake

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  • AlpineRunner
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    Well no one, including OLDTM3R, can know if there is rust under the strip unless it is removed or has been removed recently. However, that stuff in the picture is not rust.

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  • Lumanikus
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    Originally posted by ADA///M View Post
    just looks like a crappy window install
    +1

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  • d2a4
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    The rubber seal on M3 is glue in on the glass side, but not the other side, so you can lift it up a bit by hand to see under it.

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  • loonibab325i
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    I beleive, AND HOPE it's just a crapy install, again, the owner (OLDTM3R) swears to me there is no rust, and I really do trust him, it's just the fact that again, you never know, untill you take of the windshield!

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  • ADA///M
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    just looks like a crappy window install

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  • onutsguy
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    It does look like some type of sealant to me, though.... Wierd. Let us know what you end up finding out.

    Scott

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  • anonymer
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    looks fishy

    in my experience the previous owner decided to use some kind of goop (but he chose black) to hide the real problemo.

    the good thing is that it happens so often to these cars you can find someone who has done a handful of these repairs in the past.

    hardtailer makes a good point. just running your hands up there and feeling around should let you know whats going on.

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  • hardtailer
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    remove the driver's side wiper and then the little black grill/cover. Look in there with a small mirror and flash light.

    If you see no rust there, especially around the tiny (2-3mm) drain holes in the corner, you're ok.

    The yellowed stuff is definately not original but a later try to get it to seal properly. I dont think it's wind screen bond either.

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  • loonibab325i
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    Thank you,

    So if i pull up the strip, and look in there, and see no rust, you think I would be ok?

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  • UNHCLL
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    Windshields are bonded in, but every one I've seen has been with black adhesive, and no 'squeeze' out.

    You can pull back the windshield strip to reveal more.
    There is no lock strip on an M3 windshield.

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