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Old 11-24-2015, 07:25 AM
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Improved sunroof airflow

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My sunroof just got an improved airflow, thanks to John Doe who likes throwing stuff on people on highway.

I was doing 70 mph, have not noticed anyone but I suppose sunroofs do not implode by themselves. Anyone had a similar experience?

Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:47 AM
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Wow. That really, really sucks.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:05 AM
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I bet that scared the pants off you.


Yes it has happened rarely.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=834269
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=707492

Sometimes the back window fails too. Without any proof of what happened, you are best continuing to pursue it through your insurance company, rather than disappearing down the rabbit hole of stress fractures that you have no evidence of.

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Old 11-24-2015, 11:25 AM
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I bet that scared the pants off you.
It did. Luckilly it was completely closed.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:29 PM
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It's part of the BMW anti-doze system. It must have sensed you nodding off on the highway and engaged the built in "startle response mechanism" (SRM)
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:27 AM
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Hi!

My sunroof just got an improved airflow, thanks to John Doe who likes throwing stuff on people on highway.

I was doing 70 mph, have not noticed anyone but I suppose sunroofs do not implode by themselves. Anyone had a similar experience?

Thanks!
Holy cow!! Good you had the sunscreen closed!
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:47 AM
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My insurance company says it will take a couple of weeks until they get the spare part.

Any experiences on what can I do in the meantime?

So far I tried:
1) Duct tape + strong plastic - it lasted for a mile and the plastic was torn.
2) Duct tape + 0.3 alu-zinc plate - it lasted until I reached 70 mph and flew away (test took place on a deserted road so nobody gets hurt).

I can continue driving without anything but the wind noise over 70 mph is not very comfortable.

Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:07 AM
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My insurance company says it will take a couple of weeks until they get the spare part.

Any experiences on what can I do in the meantime?

So far I tried:
1) Duct tape + strong plastic - it lasted for a mile and the plastic was torn.
2) Duct tape + 0.3 alu-zinc plate - it lasted until I reached 70 mph and flew away (test took place on a deserted road so nobody gets hurt).

I can continue driving without anything but the wind noise over 70 mph is not very comfortable.

Thanks!
See if the insurance company will give you a rental....you can make your case saying that is undrivable due to safety issues.

Other than that, maybe fabricating something with plywood? Don't know how would you secure it though.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:06 PM
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You wanna get a damn good valet because any glass flying around would be very bad. See if the dealer doing the repair can get you a loaner?
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