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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-06-2004, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, i was driving along then came to a stop and i heard and extremely loud thud like someone threw a bolder at my car. when i turned around the rear windshield was spidercracked all the way across. i jumped out and looked around but noone was insight. there is one point where it started but it isn't a chip. has this happened to anyone else? i have a 87 325is
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard of plate glass self-breaking, but never tempered, and never auto glass. Maybe somebody threw something you didn't see?
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Old 11-07-2004, 06:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was in an area that is open so i knew there wasn't anyone around
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My brother has a 67 beatle, and when over a speedbump, and the rear window popped out,l but we camo-duct taped it back in =)
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Were you using the rear defog before it happened? I had that happen too. Some of the rear defog stripes were not working, so the glass is heated unevenly. I'm sure that caused some glass to expand more than other and caused the break
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Were you using the rear defog before it happened? I had that happen too. Some of the rear defog stripes were not working, so the glass is heated unevenly. I'm sure that caused some glass to expand more than other and caused the break
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Good question. Were you using the rear defog?
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that is the wierd thing, i've heard about them going out if you leave your defrost on, but mine wasn't.
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May have just been a hidden defect that was always there that finally caused your window it give it up.
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maybe you shouldn't have bought that car from Burk huh? JK man
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