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    Bosch 016S Wipers

    Has anyone tried these Bosch wipers?

    I got a set in July. Probably done 1.5k maybe 2k since. They're knackered. Streaking badly, missing bits of the screen. Utter mess. Noisy on direction change. This has been there from the begining too. Soo weak too, touch them and they fall over.

    I've tried clay baring the screen, no difference,
    Meths, No difference.
    even fairy liquid incase there was oil on the screen, no difference.
    Cleaned the blades. Still no good.

    So I said sod it and bought a set of genuine audi ones. 100000000% better.

    Do you think it's been too long to take the Bosch ones back to halfords. At £30 it hurts for them to last so little time.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    got a set from gsf and my drivers side is poooooo after 4 mths old
    A4 TDI 130 SPORT..
    now sold but still in the family, gone back in time to the cupra R again..

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    Sounds normal for Bosch then.
    I'm off back to halfords i think with these.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    On my old A-class I had a Bosch 26" blade (cost £15.99) from Halfords & a 24" blade (£3) from Tesco, the Tesco blade did a better job!

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    Try using vinegar to clean the blades.....trust me, it works !
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    I thought the Audi blades were made by Bosch anyway?
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    I to have tried Bosch, Halfords and some Ebay Crap ones all of which were Crap also they were to noisy . I have for the last 2 years used Audi blades. Much better with zero noise
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADC74 View Post
    Try using vinegar to clean the blades.....trust me, it works !
    Tried it all, no luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I thought the Audi blades were made by Bosch anyway?
    Really? they certainly feel different. Audi ones are much stiffer and less noisy.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    I thought the Audi blades were made by Bosch anyway?
    I think they're made by SWF
    Audi A4 B7 1.9TDi SE | Auto Lights, Wipers & Dimming Mirror | Cruise Control | DIS

    Mod's so far: Ambient light, Cupra R splitter, 4300k HID's, Painted Brake Calipers & Hubs, Dice Electronics iPod & Aux, Leather Armrest, Interior, Sidelight & Number Plate LED's, Curry Hooks, Tie Downs, Ambient Footwell LED's, Footwell Lights, Shadow Chrome S-Line (RS6) wheels, Mudflaps, Votex Rear Diffuser, RS4 Rear ARB

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    My local halfords took them back today. Gave me a giftcard.
    Atlas Grey A4 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport.
    Mods so far: Cruise control, DIS, Heated Mirrors, Tuning box, Xenonx, Centre Arm Rest, MFSW, RNS-E, SDS and Aero Wipers.
    To do: None yet.
    Next: Auto dip rearview mirror and Folding Mirrors.

 

 

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