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Wiperbox mounting

PostPost by: rcombs » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:52 pm

I am in the process of installing the wipers in my S3. I have seen reference to a wiperbox bushing that slides over the wiperbox shaft and is located inside the car. I assume it acts like a spacer to hold everything tight when you tighten up the mounting nut against the chrome mounting bezel. I don't remember the car having these. Are they supposed to be there? They make sense, I'm just not sure if I need them or not.

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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:23 pm

There should be a nylon/plastic sleeve/spacer that slides over the shaft as you describe, the top is cut at an angle to match that of the chrome bezel so when tightened up it holds the wheel box tight & at the correct angle in relation to the scuttle. I have known them to become brittle & fall apart when old, so they could have fallen off when you dismantled them.

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PostPost by: rcombs » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info Tim. I'll make some up.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:03 pm

I have one in my hands. It's black plastic or hard rubber pipe

The dimensions are-

Outside diameter - 25.12mm
Inside diameter - 17.32mm
Length longest - 36.00mm
Length shortest - 22.00mm

Hope that helps.
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PostPost by: rcombs » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks for the dimensions, that will save me some trial and error!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Happy to help. let me know if you need photos.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:41 am

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