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    S8 windscreen

    Ł600 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    My insurance are sorting it, so hopefully I only have the excess to pay !

    Anybody confirm or deny this price ?

    Paul

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    That's about right for a heated one, a bit on the high side maybe (€795 here IIRC). If it's not heated it should be less IMO. Prices vary from €500 (Ł350) - €800 (Ł560).

    Code for the heated one is 4GM by the way (see sticker in service manual). You sure which type you need yet?

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    mine isn't heated. I thought it sounded a lot.

    Is there anything I need to look out for when they're changing it over ?

    Paul

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    Hi Paul,

    Make sure the correct type of bonding gunge is used. About 4 years ago I had a 98 R S8 and its screen had been replaced by a non-Audi dealership. I could hear constant clicks and creaks from the dash area and eventually I got the screen replaced by Audi. This stopped all the noise which I think was caused either by the wrong bonding gunge (not flexible enough?), or by part of the screen touching the frame.
    As soon as you get it replaced, go for a drive with the heat full on to cause some expansion, and then open up the windows to get the inside really cold. Any clicks or creaks and I would tell them to do it again...

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    Jon

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    Thanks Mutley.

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    Oh, and make sure you demand an original screen (with the Audi logo on it), otherwise you may end up with some imitation cr*p... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: S8 windscreen

    I phoned my garage to check up on their expectations.
    Apparently using a non Audi sourced windscreen can invalidate your warranty (and the stuff they use to bond the windscreen)

    Anyway, they took my car away, and i just got a call to say my screen has a photo reflective coating on to reflect heat in summer ! (never knew you could get this, but I am happy!)

    Paul

 

 

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