[x300] 2001 X308 Need To Replace Windshield

I now have a cracked windshield. I have an appointment for Monday
with a local firm to replacement it. Any special precautions or
insight that you fellow members can provide? I’m particularly
concerned regarding the mirror.

Thanks in advance.

Kev–
2001 XJ8 Titanium & 2002 X-Type BRG
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In reply to a message from purvy sent Sat 8 Nov 2008:

I have been driving with a cracked windshield for over a year now
with the same concerns. My crack started as a small pip and has
spreaded across to about 12 inches. I’m concerned about a tight
seal after the new windshield is put in and also concerned how they
will handle the mirror. I’ve asked my repair shop for
recommendations, but they mainly any good windshield repair place
should be okay. I’ll be interested in your experience.

Earnest–
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I now have a cracked windshield. I have an appointment for Monday


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I took my 98 VDP in to a windshield shop for replacement. In less than a
hour it was done, however, I had to wait another hour for the adhesive to
dry before I could drive the car. The mirror was not an issue with them.
They even offered to change it in my garage if I wanted to wait till the
Mobil truck was free.

Paul 98 VDP Toledo Ohio USA----- Original Message -----
From: “purvy” parkewood@qrowireless.net
To: x300@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 7:59 PM
Subject: [x300] 2001 X308 Need To Replace Windshield

I now have a cracked windshield. I have an appointment for Monday
with a local firm to replacement it. Any special precautions or
insight that you fellow members can provide? I’m particularly
concerned regarding the mirror.

Thanks in advance.

Kev

2001 XJ8 Titanium & 2002 X-Type BRG
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I replaced the windsheild about 18 months ago and again six months
later. The second one was due to a stone from a big rig while on a
free way. I was sick… and pissed. I have since stopped driving
too close to them. Yes, it has stone guards on the rear tires. So
much for how they work.

But, I digress, neither replacement caused an issue. I had an
independent shop (same one) come to the house and do it for me. The
cost was around $250.00 US. They did it, as mentioned, in an hour
or so. The mirror was not an issue. They asked me to leave the side
windows slightly open for 24 hours. When one closes the doors
without the side windows open a little, it pushes the windshield
outwards. That will ruin the sealent behind the windshield, if it
is not dry.

However, I was told that the rubber seal that frames the
windshield, may have to be replaced the next time as it is getting
too hard to work with. This makes it difficult to replace the
windshield and creat a good seal.

They gave me a life time warranty on defects ( what ever that
means) and a dicount card as a frequent buyer…–
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insight that you fellow members can provide? I’m particularly
concerned regarding the mirror.


http://picasaweb.google.com/JozJag/JozJagJaguar
Albuquerque,New Mexico, United States
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In reply to a message from purvy sent Sat 8 Nov 2008:

Windshield was replaced without incident. It was covered by my
insurance with no additional outlay by me. Local dealer farms out
all of this type of work.
FYI: Mine was equipped with rain sensors and heated. This
necessitates a higher cost part from Jaguar. Windshield costs $580

  • $68 gasket + labor. Estimate $750 total.
    As an aside, cost for non-rain sensing type is $219 total if ‘‘OEM
    quality’’ used and the gasket recycled.
    Hope this is useful intel.

Regards,
Kev–
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In reply to a message from purvy sent Sun 16 Nov 2008:

Kev:

If your car is a US car, you do not have a heated windshield.
On your car the rain sensing, non-heated windshield is part #
GNF8801BC and heated is GNF8801AC.

Luc. 01XJR–
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FYI: Mine was equipped with rain sensors and heated. This


luc noel
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I have an 05 US spec car and it has a heated windshield. I can just
see the wires if the sun hits it right and there is a switch for it.

Roger
05 Zircon XJ8L USA
aka ‘Bluesette’

At 07:40 PM 16-11-08, you wrote:>In reply to a message from purvy sent Sun 16 Nov 2008:

Kev:

If your car is a US car, you do not have a heated windshield.
On your car the rain sensing, non-heated windshield is part #
GNF8801BC and heated is GNF8801AC.

Luc. 01XJR

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FYI: Mine was equipped with rain sensors and heated. This


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In reply to a message from Roger Coole sent Sun 16 Nov 2008:

Roger:

Your car is a X350, not a X308 and X308 US specs cars do not had
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I have an 05 US spec car and it has a heated windshield. I can just
see the wires if the sun hits it right and there is a switch for it.


luc noel
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In reply to a message from luc noel sent Sun 16 Nov 2008:

Cars here in the US could have heated windscreens if there is
a ‘Maple-Leaf’ on the driver’s door VIN plate.

bob gauff
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Your car is a X350, not a X308 and X308 US specs cars do not had
heated windshield.


Owning and Repairing Jaguars Since the Early 70’s
Decatur, TX., United States
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In reply to a message from motorcarman sent Tue 18 Nov 2008:

Bob:

That would be a Canadian Specs car, not a US specs car.
Canada had different specs, most of them weather (read COLD) related
such as heated windshield, seats and engine bock heater

Luc 01XJR–
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a ‘Maple-Leaf’ on the driver’s door VIN plate.


luc noel
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In reply to a message from purvy sent Sun 16 Nov 2008:

I’m astounded at the price of only US$750. total for a heated
windshield supplied and installed.

I would like to replace my windshield-wiper-scratched one (heated
model). I was quoted ~$1400.Cdn. (including 12% taxes) here for a
heated one.

I then called a U.S. glass place just over the border in North
Dakota, hoping that it might be cheaper than here in Manitoba. I
was surprised when, without telling the U.S. place what I would be
paying here, they quoted me ~US$1300. They seemed knowledgeable
and reputable (though what do we, the consumer, ever really know).

Could we please hear what everyone else paid for their windshields?
(Or what they would have paid if their insurance companies hadn’t
paid for them.) I would gladly pay around $US800., but $1400.,
whether here or in the States, is just too much, in my opinion.

Thanks for the information.–
The original message included these comments:

FYI: Mine was equipped with rain sensors and heated. This
necessitates a higher cost part from Jaguar. Windshield costs $580

  • $68 gasket + labor. Estimate $750 total.
    As an aside, cost for non-rain sensing type is $219 total if ‘‘OEM
    quality’’ used and the gasket recycled.


bjwpg '95 XJ6 - 145,000kms
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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In reply to a message from BJWpg sent Wed 19 Nov 2008:

Well my friend…consider yourself fortunate that you don’t have
to replace your screen here in Oz!!
Are seated comfybold…$2600 AUS/ $1700US… and that’s for a
non heated screen!
Plus, I was quoted a further $750 AUS/ $480US to fit the damn thing!

Cheers,
MaxH–
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I then called a U.S. glass place just over the border in North
Dakota, hoping that it might be cheaper than here in Manitoba. I
was surprised when, without telling the U.S. place what I would be
paying here, they quoted me ~US$1300. They seemed knowledgeable
and reputable (though what do we, the consumer, ever really know).
Could we please hear what everyone else paid for their windshields?
(Or what they would have paid if their insurance companies hadn’t
paid for them.) I would gladly pay around $US800., but $1400.,
whether here or in the States, is just too much, in my opinion.
Thanks for the information.


Max Heazlewood '98 XJ8 4ltr. Sapphire Blue, Ivory/Oatmeal
Tasmania, Australia
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G’day Max.

$2600? I just replaced mine under my insurance policy! (you get one free
windscreen a year) I didn’t even have to ask the price as the windscreen
shop dealt directly with the insurance company. I hope I don’t attract any
Tasmanian rocks when I’m over visiting you blokes next year!!

Cheers

Murray Motroni
1998 XJ8 3.2 ltr - Topaz, Oatmeal/Antelope
Perth, Western Australia-----Original Message-----
From: owner-x300@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-x300@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf
Of Exjay8
Sent: Friday, 21 November 2008 11:07 AM
To: x300@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [x300] 2001 X308 Need To Replace Windshield

In reply to a message from BJWpg sent Wed 19 Nov 2008:

Well my friend…consider yourself fortunate that you don’t have
to replace your screen here in Oz!!
Are seated comfybold…$2600 AUS/ $1700US… and that’s for a
non heated screen!
Plus, I was quoted a further $750 AUS/ $480US to fit the damn thing!

Cheers,
MaxH

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I then called a U.S. glass place just over the border in North
Dakota, hoping that it might be cheaper than here in Manitoba. I
was surprised when, without telling the U.S. place what I would be
paying here, they quoted me ~US$1300. They seemed knowledgeable
and reputable (though what do we, the consumer, ever really know).
Could we please hear what everyone else paid for their windshields?
(Or what they would have paid if their insurance companies hadn’t
paid for them.) I would gladly pay around $US800., but $1400.,
whether here or in the States, is just too much, in my opinion.
Thanks for the information.


Max Heazlewood '98 XJ8 4ltr. Sapphire Blue, Ivory/Oatmeal
Tasmania, Australia
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In reply to a message from Murray Motroni sent Fri 21 Nov 2008:

Howdy Murray…yes, I did the same…let the insurrance handle it.
I enquired at the windscreen place how much it was costing…hence
the figures…now whether those figures have been inflated because
of an insurrance job…who knows but it’s that sort of thing that
jacks insurrance costs up all the time.
As for Tassie Rocks mate…well, be warned, this island is
infested with bloody log trucks and idiots in 4x4’s who insist on
shaving corners all the time.

Cheers,
MaxH–
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G’day Max.
$2600? I just replaced mine under my insurance policy! (you get one free
windscreen a year) I didn’t even have to ask the price as the windscreen
shop dealt directly with the insurance company. I hope I don’t attract any
Tasmanian rocks when I’m over visiting you blokes next year!!
Cheers
Murray Motroni
1998 XJ8 3.2 ltr - Topaz, Oatmeal/Antelope
Perth, Western Australia


Max Heazlewood '98 XJ8 4ltr. Sapphire Blue, Ivory/Oatmeal
Tasmania, Australia
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