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pmfakelly

997.1 Windshield Manufacturer and Installation

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I have had my front screen replaced on my 997.1 but the new glass is marked as made by St Gobain but the quality is not to the same standard as the original.

the installer said it was OEM.

 

The fit is also poor with excess wind noise and i feel the seal is defiantly not OE. The overall profile look wrong compared to the pictures taken before the fitting.

 

The same glass has been fitted twice and still is not right. On the first install the rubber block at the bottom was not used resulting in the screen sitting to deep into the opening and the scuttle panel not fitting correctly. One rubber block that i found was used the second time with some improvement but there is only 1 rubber block and not 2 as detailed on the parts diagram.

 

There is also no P symbol on the glass which i understand indicates made for and supplied to porsche as a genuine part.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, pmfakelly said:

I have had my front screen replaced on my 997.1 but the new glass is marked as made by St Gobain but the quality is not to the same standard as the original.

the installer said it was OEM.

 

The fit is also poor with excess wind noise and i feel the seal is defiantly not OE. The overall profile look wrong compared to the pictures taken before the fitting.

 

The same glass has been fitted twice and still is not right. On the first install the rubber block at the bottom was not used resulting in the screen sitting to deep into the opening and the scuttle panel not fitting correctly. One rubber block that i found was used the second time with some improvement but there is only 1 rubber block and not 2 as detailed on the parts diagram.

 

There is also no P symbol on the glass which i understand indicates made for and supplied to porsche as a genuine part.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

St Gobain makes more than one grade of glass for windshield's, as do most other suppliers, as the aftermarket is vastly more price sensitive than the factory.  Unfortunately, to get "the real thing", there would be a considerable price premium.  Most likely, you have one of the aftermarket versions; but that does not explain your wind noise and fitment issues, that sounds more like a questionable installation technique.

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Yes Think your correct. the Seal profile is different to the original and will not sit correct in place. 

 

i think overall a number of factors are effect the noise. 

 

I think at this stage OE part fitted with OE Seal and supports is the only way forward.

 

thanks

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