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Old 05-28-2017, 04:22 PM
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FUYAO glass and its origin?

Hello guys,

I am in the process of buying an used F30 and this whole FUYAO glass thing is eating me inside out.

Does anyone have any info on where exactly this glass is made in? If you check FUYAO site it says they have manufacturing locations for automotive glass in Germany, Korea, Russia, China etc.
Is there any info out there whatsoever on the country of origin for this car glass?
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:29 PM
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Hello guys,

I am in the process of buying an used F30 and this whole FUYAO glass thing is eating me inside out.
Why?
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F30 side glass is from Fuyao, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China. That company has a Dayton, Ohio factory making glass for US companies, VW, and Toyota.

Pickington windshield from England, rear glass from Turkey.

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F30 side glass is from Fuyao, Changchun, Jilin, People's Republic of China.
May I kindly ask where did you get this info?
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:17 PM
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What is your issue with Fuyao glass?
Did you visit the factory? Did you work there?
What is your concern?

Have you already have a car with Fuyao glass in it?
Did you have any issues with Fuyao glass before?
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What is your issue with Fuyao glass?
Did you visit the factory? Did you work there?
What is your concern?

Have you already have a car with Fuyao glass in it?
Did you have any issues with Fuyao glass before?

dombi, it is now over 12 hours since OP's first communiqué, and we no nearer the truth. Every passing minute tips the scales -- a sophisticated exploit, Pres. Trump's G-7 notice?

"The Germans are bad, very bad," Der Spiegel cited Trump as saying to unidentified participants at a closed-door meeting Thursday with European Union officials in Brussels. "Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S. Terrible. We're going to stop that."

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Old 05-29-2017, 07:53 AM
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What is your issue with Fuyao glass?
Did you visit the factory? Did you work there?
What is your concern?

Have you already have a car with Fuyao glass in it?
Did you have any issues with Fuyao glass before?
No and no.
My concern is that I want to know where this glass was made in because on their official page, information is a pile of messed up ****.
Sometimes they are claiming they have factory in Germany, the next page they are saying its just distribution center.
Same goes for other countries so I'm really confused.
And if I could choose Id choose any proper glass manufacturer over Fuyao. Saint Gobain, Pilkington even Starglass and so on.
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I don't know why it matters but my 2016 330e with HUD has Pilkington windshield, Duracam rear window and Fuyao side window glass. All is marked "BMW"
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:07 AM
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Can't quite figure out what this thread is all about. To the OP, if you're concerned about buying a vehicle with parts sourced from all around the world -- including China -- then you're best off not buying a car. You may be able to build your own buggy if you can get a horse to pull it. But in today's global supply chain, the world is much smaller and we're all tied together. In many ways, that's a good thing. It's much harder to launch a war with a trading partner knowing your economy will tank as a result.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:56 AM
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What you haven't answered after being asked several times is what you have against glass made in China. I'm sure there are other parts of Chinese origin in a BMW or any other car. What specifically is your issue with glass from China? Do you know of quality issues? Is it a fear of lead based glass coating in case you or a family member licks the glass repeatedly? Is it political? Did a Chinese feller steal your sweetheart?
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May I kindly ask where did you get this info?
The glass itself has a DOT code on it.
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Some purchases are over thought. Is the air in the tires from Germany or is the rubber outsourced? If it is outsourced and exposed to air in another country I think we should be made aware.
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Hello guys,

I am in the process of buying an used F30 and this whole FUYAO glass thing is eating me inside out.

Does anyone have any info on where exactly this glass is made in? If you check FUYAO site it says they have manufacturing locations for automotive glass in Germany, Korea, Russia, China etc.
Is there any info out there whatsoever on the country of origin for this car glass?
The window glass in your car was made from recycled Mountain Dew glass bottles. The maker has a special recycling plant in Tennessee dedicated to removing the green tint and boiling out the aroma. That must make it American glass.
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:49 AM
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Actually, I think the OP wants German glass. I believe that in Germany they use a different process to remove the green tint!
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:46 AM
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OP, you could get a coupe instead. That doesn't have Fuyao glass. The GC and GT may also be similar to the coupe, but I haven't checked.

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I don't know why it matters but my 2016 330e with HUD has Pilkington windshield, Duracam rear window and Fuyao side window glass. All is marked "BMW"
I see you're in Phoenix. My question for you is did you tint your glass? If not, is your AC able to keep up in the Phoenix heat?
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:41 AM
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I see you're in Phoenix. My question for you is did you tint your glass? If not, is your AC able to keep up in the Phoenix heat?
Yes...I tinted my windows with a 35/20 tint. I had a couple of problems with my AC (first the compressor failed and the day after I got it back the sensor that controls the AC failed and they had to order the part from Germany. Both covered under warranty and dealer provided me with a loaner.

Other than that I have had adequate AC even on the days when the temperature reached 100. If I have been out of the car for a while, and the car has been sitting in the sun, then I have to go to max AC for a while before dropping back to the regular, quieter settings. I haven't had to drive a full car (4 people) in the hottest day of summer but I suspect that I will still have adequate AC.

I have used the phone app to turn the AC on remotely during the summer when I am at the golf course (turn it on after the 17th green) and the car is nice and cool when I get to it.

There have been some strings here where folks complain about the complexity of the BMW AC system. I actually like it. I want the AC to be as quiet as possible and the ability, within the automatic function, to adjust the velocity of the fan lets me do that.

Steve

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Yes...I tinted my windows with a 35/20 tint. I had a couple of problems with my AC (first the compressor failed and the day after I got it back the sensor that controls the AC failed and they had to order the part from Germany. Both covered under warranty and dealer provided me with a loaner.

Other than that I have had adequate AC even on the days when the temperature reached 100. If I have been out of the car for a while, and the car has been sitting in the sun, then I have to go to max AC for a while before dropping back to the regular, quieter settings. I haven't had to drive a full car (4 people) in the hottest day of summer but I suspect that I will still have adequate AC.

I have used the phone app to turn the AC on remotely during the summer when I am at the golf course (turn it on after the 17th green) and the car is nice and cool when I get to it.

There have been some strings here where folks complain about the complexity of the BMW AC system. I actually like it. I want the AC to be as quiet as possible and the ability, within the automatic function, to adjust the velocity of the fan lets me do that.

Steve
I see. Did you also tint the windshield? I notice lots of heat coming through mine.
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I see. Did you also tint the windshield? I notice lots of heat coming through mine.
No. I wondered about that but the dealership cautioned me against it because it will make it more difficult to see at night plus I have the HUD (which, incidentally, I absolutely love).
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OP, you could get a coupe instead. That doesn't have Fuyao glass. The GC and GT may also be similar to the coupe, but I haven't checked.
You sure about that?
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You sure about that?
100% sure coupe doesn't use Fuyao glass. I think the side glass is by AGC automotive.

I was strongly considering a coupe when I got my second F30 purely for that reason, but gave up on it because I would have had to get a moonroof.

I also asked BMW Genius if there is any difference in the UV/IR filtering of the glass used in the coupe vs sedan and they said no, so that lessened my inclination to go with the coupe.

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100% sure coupe doesn't use Fuyao glass. I think the side glass is by AGC automotive.
Correct. AGC Automotive (aka Asahi Glass) supplies glazing products for side windows on F32, F33, and F36. Glass for these BMW automobiles are sourced from AGC's plants in China and Europe.
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oh my, now we are freaking out over Fuyao glasses? They even have a plant in Ohio now. They are fine.
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Oh dear oh dear...this thread makes me wonder where my tires are really made. Do you suppose Michelin tires come from some place other than France? And are Pirelli skins no longer Italian?

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Oh dear oh dear...this thread makes me wonder where my tires are really made. Do you suppose Michelin tires come from some place other than France? And are Pirelli skins no longer Italian?
France is such a hard place to manufacture things that even Michelin is getting out. I've bought eight Michelin PSS's in the last four years. Six of eight were actually made in the USA. My E46 M3 had staggered tires. The front tires were made in France; the rear ones were made here.

Years ago, 1998, I bought some Michelin MXX's made in Italy.

Strangely, the Continental DWS06's I bought for Frau Putzer's Honda Accord were made in France. I told her that her Valentine's day present was coming from France. I slept on the couch after she received her present.

My Cobalt came with OEM Pirelli's made in Brazil. I'm on my second set of Continental DW's on the car, all made in Brazil. The larger size DW's are made in Europe. I guess there's more price competition for the smaller size DW's, so they produce them in low-cost Brazil.

I've bought two mini-spares recently, one made in Turkey and one made in Taiwan.

My next beater, a Chevy City Express cargo mini-van made in Mexico by Nissan, comes with Continental tires made in Romania. Conti' and Nexen (made in S. Korea) are the only companies that make tires in that size and load rating.
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