Lotus Elan

Wiper Position.

PostPost by: G4ILN » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:36 am

Changing the park position of the wipers will not change the position of the
arc or the angle through which the wipers sweep, so will not aid in wiping
the drivers side of the screen. The only thing that can be done is to change
the position of the arc by repositioning the wiper arms on the drive
splines. However this may lead to the wipers being parked in an awkward
position halfway up the screen. It will probably only help if the wipers are
currently being parked almost on the bonnet.

Turning the motor round or changing it's polarity will make no difference
either.

I think the MOT Testers Manual is online somewhere, so it might be useful to
find out what, if anything, it has to say about wiper arc and how this
applies to "classic" cars. In the end if you have a stroppy MOT Tester all
you can do is appeal against a failure, not recommended, or find a more
friendly tester.

Graham.
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PostPost by: triumphelan » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:58 am

Hi .The tester did not fail the car he only made a comment re the unswept drivers view
Regards John S41969 DHC
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From: Graham
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Wiper Position.


Changing the park position of the wipers will not change the position of the
arc or the angle through which the wipers sweep, so will not aid in wiping
the drivers side of the screen. The only thing that can be done is to change
the position of the arc by repositioning the wiper arms on the drive
splines. However this may lead to the wipers being parked in an awkward
position halfway up the screen. It will probably only help if the wipers are
currently being parked almost on the bonnet.

Turning the motor round or changing it's polarity will make no difference
either.

I think the MOT Testers Manual is online somewhere, so it might be usefulto
find out what, if anything, it has to say about wiper arc and how this
applies to "classic" cars. In the end if you have a stroppy MOT Tester all
you can do is appeal against a failure, not recommended, or find a more
friendly tester.

Graham.







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PostPost by: "nebogipfel2004" » Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:58 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "Graham" <[email protected]> wrote:
Changing the park position of the wipers will not change the position
of the arc or the angle through which the wipers sweep"

No it will not change the degrees of sweep but with the appropriately
cranked arms for driver side parking it will then sweep to the bottom
edge of the screen assuming the arms are set to park flush with the
bottom of the screen.

If you want the motor to park on the opposite side you need to either
change the motor completely or alternatively the gear within so that
the park pin engages in the correct place.


John
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