Sign in to follow this  
g1zm0

Active grill and windscreen

Recommended Posts

I am doing up a salvage car . Zetec .(cat n)

 The active shutter grill was damaged , it has crack at bottom and doesnt seem to do a test when  engine is first on. 

Can I remove this without error or should I just take slats out .

Radiator has small bend at bottom but doesnt leak water (think both damages were done with copart forking the car)

 

Also windscreen  is damaged , been quoted £350 for new one , but was told by guy at autoglass , when I change insurance   to this car , just claim after few days as I crack I never knew was there . 

Excess is 75 quid , 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The active grille shutter system is controlled and monitored by the PCM. When the active grille shutter actuator motor is disconnected the PCM will generate a DTC code and in some cases also activate the engine warning light.

To prevent this there are 2 possibilities:

1: Remove the active grille shutter completely and deactivate it in the vehicle software/configuration.
2: Remove the active grille shutter completely but leave the actuator motor connected. This requires a custom made bracket to mount the actuator motor. This method is usually recommended by manufacturers of aftermarket intercoolers that require the active grille shutter system to be deleted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i definitely wouldn't change radiator if it does not leak.

The windscreen claim is fraudulent if you do that. But I know that people do it all the time. I have worked in insurance. There are many cases where a policyholder makes a windscreen claim just after they bought the car. But insurance companies can't prove it relates to damage that was there when the car was bought.

BUT if there is a 'paper trail' that records the damage was there then you could get caught out. eg. if the insurers decide to check with who you bought the car from, and their records show it had windscreen damage then you will potentially end up with a fraud case against you.  If you insure with the same insurance company as paid out when the car had the crash damage, then their inspection/valuation records for the original pay out might show the windscreen damage. And don't forget the insurance companies all share claims information in their common fight against fraud.  So you could get caught. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As above, insurance loss adjusters/assessors take photographs of damage on inspection of a vehicle for their records. If you can trace the previous Company that it was insured with they might give you a damage report if you ask them nicely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys . I was thinking that , I am trying to get a good quote for replacement one .

.saw salvage ones for about £30-150.

Are they easy enough to fit after the old one is removed.  Theres not much diy windscreen  fitting on youtube .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Installation of a front windscreen is a specialist job. The (bonded) windscreen is part of the structural integrity of the car. Correct installation of the windscreen is crucial to maintain the structural integrity of the car.

In my opinion DIY installation of a new windscreen is not worth the hassle. You need proper tools to remove the old windscreen and the old adhesive without damaging the paintwork. When installing the windscreen the you need to apply the correct type and correct amount of adhesive. Too little adhesive can result in a leaking windscreen and affect the structural integrity of the car. Too much adhesive will result in a big mess. DIY installation of a used windscreen is even more work. It is very hard and labour intensive to remove the adhesive from a used windscreen without damaging the glass and/or coating at the edges of the windscreen.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought as much , just going to get some quotes and get .nee.one fitted , dont know if I should go.the oem route or the aftermarket . As long as the heating elements  stay ok 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this