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bx windscreen

Post by greendale65 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:09 pm

Hello all, Can anyone come up with a answer, front windscreen has
a 9 inch crack appear in left hand corner its no stone chip.
8) 8) :)

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Re: bx windscreen

Post by Way2go » Sat May 10, 2014 8:40 pm

greendale65 wrote:Hello all, Can anyone come up with a answer, front windscreen has
a 9 inch crack appear in left hand corner its no stone chip.
8) 8) :)
1) The BX has been welded to overcome the usual problem beneath the washer bottle and there has been residual heat stress created.

2) It hasn't been welded but needs it, and mechanical flex and stress has ponkled it!

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Re: bx windscreen

Post by citronut » Sat May 10, 2014 10:40 pm

maybe rust is swelling up under the edge

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Re: bx windscreen

Post by David » Sun May 11, 2014 12:06 am

citronut wrote:maybe rust is swelling up under the edge

regards malcolm
I'm with Malcolm here, I have seen it before on a BX where it has rusted below & cracked both sides of the screen.

You best bet is get the screen removed & get the rust sorted before it kills your car.
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Re: bx windscreen

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun May 11, 2014 11:21 am

They aren't the stiffest shell around, and I've noticed that if I park on uneven ground and let the suspension sink, the tailgate can catch on the sides of the aperture - for that reason I avoid parking on a twisted slope. On a normal car, some of the irregularity will be taken up by the suspension but a BX on its bumpstops will have all the stress transferred to the shell. Possibly over a long period this could cause the windscreen to crack although I obviously don't know whether it's an issue in your case.
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Re: bx windscreen

Post by greendale65 » Sun May 11, 2014 3:22 pm

Will let you all know , the auto windscreen man brought the wrong screen
so now I'm waiting for them to get back to me .
I will mention to you all about 2 weeks ago I had the
front spheres replaced don't know if that had anything to
do with it.