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brand new aero blades thumping!! Help please..

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by gaza7480, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. gaza7480
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    [Aug 22, 2012]
    Hi,

    I recently bought Aero Wiper arms from a local breakers and fitted them to my B6.

    I also bought new Aero blades from my local audi dealer. The wipers look so much better but were only silent for about 5 mins of driving in the rain, then thump everytime the blade changes direction :((

    I have thoroughly cleaned the windscreen to make sure there is no traffic film or build up causing it but it still continues.

    Its driving me mad, i have to either keep the wipers off or turn the music up.

    Any suggestions as to what could be wrong? Dodgy blades from the dealer maybe?
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    [Aug 22, 2012]
    My brand new Audi £36 quid are also doing my head in 2month old :scared2:
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    [Aug 22, 2012]
    White spirit all over the windscreen and blades, that sorted it for me.
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    [Aug 22, 2012]
    My brand new Bosch (£45) ones do exactly the same.
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    [Aug 22, 2012]
    It's a A4 b6 trait unfortunately. Mines does it to :(
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    [Aug 24, 2012]
    I think the wiper arms / mech are too heavy / clumsy, its not down the the blades.
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    [Aug 24, 2012]
    Thanks guys, ill try the white spirit trick in the morning. This is my 3rd B6 A4, ive had the aero conversion on them all but these blades are just too noisy....i cant bear it!

    If the white spirit trick doesnt work i shall head to my local dealer again to have the blades exchanged for another set.

    And to think i chose the genuine audi blades to avoid the noisy bosch ones lol
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    [Aug 25, 2012]
    Mine does that too at low speed, not a sound at 50mph+ but round town it would drive you mental! I thought the wiper motor was worn. Feel ur pain it's as irritating as Justin Beiber... Will try that white spirit trick... While talking about wipers why oh why is it so damn awkward to adjust the jets?? I must have went through 5 gallon of water trying to stop the jets squirting over the roof!!
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    [Aug 25, 2012]
    now you see why i dont mess with my B6 too much,
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    Had the same problems myself. Then got some valeo silencio xtreme blades and they work a treat! Quiet wipers all the time
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    Will they fit Aero arms though?
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    I think they are for standard arms with adapters not the weird block fit version on original aeros
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    no guys you can get oe fit ones with the wierd slide back clip on them. expensive yes but the best ive had and no noise what so ever.
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    I believe the part number for these to be VM303 but dont quote me on that it was 3 months ago when i bought them.
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    I looked the other day at these Valeo ones based on what someone said in a nother recnt thread and I came up with VM 303 They're on eBay and cheaper then replacement aero wipers from the dealer or halfords (my friend got some from there and has regretted it ever since!)

    Here's the link
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    Just bought some of these valeo blades to replace mine. We will see I guess
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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Got mine yesterday eve and fitted. They are good quality and quiet so far........thanks for the tip
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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Did you win them on ebay by any chance?
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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    I bought some genuine ones today (from eBay, cheaper then dealer by miles) as I read a review where the OEM ones were placed first, then halfords, then these special Valeo ones. But by the sound of it, it was a close run thing.

    Mine are skipping like mad and I've tried everything I can think of to sort them out, so I think they must be perished (despite not really looking like they are?!)
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