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Hot outside as I was entering the car I placed a water botter on top of the sunroof. Normal 750ml bottle. Sunroof shatters!! Anybody hear of such a thing happening? Luckily the sunshade was closed so just had to clean up the glass. Anybody hear of such a thing happening?<p>
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (Toronto1)

Whow, that's pretty scary. I know what you mean man, It's been reiiculously hot lately. I've never had that happen, but thank's for the heads up anyway. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (C70drvr)

Maybe because the hight difference in temperature? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (BenES)

Here is what it looks like. :-( Volvo wanted $1250 to fix with original parts. Found a fix for $580.<p><A HREF="http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img5622yo4.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img141.imageshack.us/my...4.jpg</A>
 

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That really sucks...no luck with <A HREF="http://www.erievovo.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.erievovo.com</A> ?
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (Toronto1)

Okay, here's the scientific breakdown of this phenomena, if anyone is interested:<br>Changes in temperature cause objects to expand or contract. When things get hotter they generally expand. What you did was cooled down a small part of the glass on your sunroof which caused that small part to contract more rapidly than others, ultimately breaking the glass.
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (C70drvr)

Original volvo part - $960. Went to TN Glass. They sourced the part for $350 + 250 for install.<p>
 

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Re: Sunroof explodes (5-speedc70)

Wow. I suppose if you want to get REAL technical, you can point out that the glass actually IMploded... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I see these show up on eBay quite often. Apparently they are common with the S70.<p>I don't have Vadis handy, so can't confirm.
 
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