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plocker
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Preston
Posts: 545

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Finally I've got a crack in my screen, never been so pleased to take a stone directly on the motorway Rolling with laughter

After wasting an hour of my life, I have accepted a non Pilkington screen. Sometimes life is too short. Yawn
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
Post #187333629th Oct 2017 9:15 am
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Saense
 


Member Since: 30 Sep 2016
Location: London
Posts: 48

United Kingdom 

Had mine replaced about 5 weeks ago, Insurers use "Auto-Windscreens" and wasn't impressed but neither my insurer nor auto-windscreens wanted to know so won't be using either again, renewal can't come soon enough! Was replaced with in my opinion a sub-standard screen which doesn't seem to have heating elements right up to the bottom edges leaving about a 2 inch gap on the bottom at the left and right of it, can't remember if the original had a better coverage.

Main gripe is the heated elements "glisten" in the sun. Tempted to throw a brick through it when I renew !!
  
Post #187361130th Oct 2017 5:15 am
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nigethecat
 


Member Since: 11 Sep 2016
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 104

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 5 Seat Manual Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

I'm definitely in the "Autoglass are useless" club !

They came to fix a chip on my RRS screen and ended up cracking the windscreen... but obviously not their fault... I mean the crack wasn't there when they started and was when they left.... never did get this resolved but will never use again...

They also didn't replace the clips when having the screen changed on my D4... huge noise front the front screen and saw trim lifting up... thankfully dealer resolved under warranty

  
Post #187361530th Oct 2017 6:46 am
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plocker
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Preston
Posts: 545

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

After reading the above I have revised my judgement, I phone Esure and they said that I should get a Pilkington screen.

I must now phone autoglass and tell them, when they refuse, I need to ring Esure back.

Oh the joys! Rolling Eyes
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Post #187364730th Oct 2017 10:09 am
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plocker
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Preston
Posts: 545

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Another hour on the phone and a leaning on from Esure, and Autoglass have buckled and now promised OE Pilkington glass, we shall see on arrival Rolling Eyes
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Post #187365830th Oct 2017 10:48 am
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plocker
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2016
Location: Preston
Posts: 545

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Well nice chap arrived today with a FY screen. Needless to say didn't make it off the van

He agreed they are Censored and understood why I didn't want it.

Yawn
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Post #18756174th Nov 2017 4:54 pm
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KTM Gordo
 


Member Since: 18 Jul 2017
Location: St Neots
Posts: 98

United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Yulong WhiteDiscovery 4

I'm another member of Avoid Autoglass club. They've never manage to fix a piece of glass successfully on the first go over many years with different vehicles in different parts of the country.

http://ktmgordo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/autoglass.html
 Gordon

2016 D4 Landmark
2013 D4 HSE (Gone! Sold within the forum) 
 
Post #188287323rd Nov 2017 8:21 pm
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MA60
 


Member Since: 17 Feb 2018
Location: South Wales
Posts: 8

Wales 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

After 40 years of motoring, have just got my first cracked windscreen.

Bad news is I've had the car for less than six weeks, and a new insurer for less than 2 weeks...... Whistle

Thanks for all the advice here - have ordered a new set of A post trim clips in case the fitter doesn't bring his own, and will hold out for a Pilkington screen

Alan
 1961 Series II 88" petrol - Bronze Green - gone
1984 V8 Ninety CSW - Trident Green - gone, but not forgotten
1995 Disco 1 Tdi - Niagara Grey - gone
2002 Disco 2 Td5 ES7 - Bonatti Grey - gone- after 247000 miles
2010 Disco 4 SDV6 HSE in Zermatt Silver 
 
Post #19338855th Apr 2018 11:39 pm
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MA60
 


Member Since: 17 Feb 2018
Location: South Wales
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Wales 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

To complete the story, my new windscreen was fitted on Saturday afternoon, all good so far (Monday afternoon).

My insurer is Acromas, via Saga as broker. Their glass replacement is done by AutoWindscreens (Trifords Ltd t/a AutoWindscreens). Excess was £75. AutoWindscreens said that Pilkington is their main supplier

AutoWindscreens fitter arrived at agreed time on agreed day (though lead time was a week). Called me beforehand to tell me he was on his way. Fitted Pilkington Optikool screen as agreed - heated with rain sensor. Fitter used my genuine A-post trim clips as he said they were better quality than their usual ones. Tidy job, he even swapped over my Severn Bridge tag bracket which I'd expectted to lose

(I have no connection with any of these companies)

Alan
 1961 Series II 88" petrol - Bronze Green - gone
1984 V8 Ninety CSW - Trident Green - gone, but not forgotten
1995 Disco 1 Tdi - Niagara Grey - gone
2002 Disco 2 Td5 ES7 - Bonatti Grey - gone- after 247000 miles
2010 Disco 4 SDV6 HSE in Zermatt Silver 
 
Post #193700016th Apr 2018 5:19 pm
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Oswiperus
 


Member Since: 02 Apr 2010
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Posts: 1030

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

A good result for a change. Thumbs Up
 Stu

D3 & D4 club

D4 2014 XS Commercial - current
D4 2016 hse lux montalcino red - Gone
D3 2005 se java black - current
D3 2005 base manual - gone 
 
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