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Thread: Wiper Information please.

  1. #1 Wiper Information please. 
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    As my current programme of works approach "completion" (...do we ever finish?) and thoughts turn to the next MOT, I will need to replace tje windscreen wipers as the rubbers are perished and becoming detached. I have rarely used the wipers as my car has seen mostly fair weather use,.and obviously none at all for over a year now.. all I know is that the wiper blades are 29cm long. Any thoughts of what to order?
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  2. #2 Re: Wiper Information please. 
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    According to a spares list someone gave me a while back you can get the blades from Europa Spares, part no: B12814
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  3. #3 Re: Wiper Information please. 
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    Forgot to mention that you might need to cut them to length
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    Try these people
    https://www.s-v-c.co.uk/category/wiper-arms-and-blades/
    The main thing is how they attach to the arm as there are a few choices. I recently changed my wipers on my Berlinetta. I fitted the same as before, sprung blades. However, I wonder if I should have fitted flat blades because I had to "massage" them to get the middle of the blade to wipe properly.
    I have adjustable arms which are great and mean the actual length of the blade is less critical, because the wiped area can be moved into line of sight.
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    Unless you want chrome/stainless finish on your wipers, I suggest Halfords. They do every length imaginable, and they come with multiple fittings, all in black. I don't think they do flat blades, but I've never had a problem with sprung blades. More fun is to be had with the arms - I got lots of different ones from the scrap yard and played with lengths and angles for ages, and still ended up shortening them. Incidentally, I don't think chrome/stainless wipers/arms will pass IVA due to reflections. Dave
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    I'll second Dave's suggestion. If you know the length then Halfords have a huge range.
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 170bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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  7. #7 Re: Wiper Information please. 
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    Last time I bought some they were like these:

    13" 330mm Windscreen Wipers x2 Flat Aero Pair Wiper Blades
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223800121...gAAOSwgrBd-Va3

    I paid £9.45 for the pair; they have lasted for years and work well with a flat Cabrio windscreen. Like most blades they came with a range of fitments.

    IMHO Halfords have gone to the darkside. They play mind-games to dupe you into maximising their profits. I mourn the loss of a company that I believed were founded to serve customers like me.

    Ebay too is getting darker every time I use it. It used to be so easy to find a component I need. Nowadays it only seems to show me what it wants me to see.

    I must be getting old!

    Paul

    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion. An acronym only ever used by pompous idiots.
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