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Wiper Sweep Angle/Blade length

PostPost by: William2 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:27 pm

Can anyone confirm what the correct gear is in the wiper motor to give the right sweep. Mine was originally fiited with 110 degrees which was far too much. I have just changed it to 100 degrees and even that angle makes the wipers just touch the windscreen rubber. I am assuming my wiper blades are the correct length at 14"??
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PostPost by: patrics » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:25 pm

I'm very sure mine was a 110 deg and blades are also 14 inch

Photo if attached should show how mine over hangs as well - think that's normal?

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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:55 pm

On my +2, the wiper arm that rests pointing to the A pillar was shorter than the other arm. This helps to reduce the overlap with the windscreen rubber shown.

Funnily enough, I got some arms at a classic car show in better conditions than my originals but with the arms more equal in length. Now I have a similar issue!

I ended up rotating the arm upwards a notch on the spindle. This means the arm rests a bit high, but as I am tall this is not a problem. If this does not help for you, then you could try and get hold of an arm 1 inch shorter or so.

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