I want your faulty electronics
De-wipering is fine, IMHO.
Its all down to the person.
Like you, I've driven enough vans with no rear windows.
Now I got a dirty rear window and rear blinds and I'm still able to reverse it in to my drive or the works drive way with out any issues.
As for your questions:
1) What's the best bung/replacement glass piece to buy?
I bought a glass one off a German site that came with cleaning solution and glue.
2) What are the chances of this leaking?
If done right I can't see if being any issue.
Been on the car for the last 2-3 years with no leaking or issue. People have tried to poke it through but its still there.
3) Once you've removed the motor, do you just leave the water pipe and wire connector "hanging" there?
I bunged the pipe up and tucked the cable up but left it there if I ever went back to standard. Its reversible.
I also try not to flick the stalk forward.
4) Is it possible to swap the washer stalk to one from a saloon so that there is no sign of a rear washer ever being there?
I thought about this for mine but for the effort and expense, I just left it and don't flick it forward.
Last edited by ScottD3; 5th February 2014 at 09:27.