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Throwing Caution to The Wind

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by jdp1962, Jul 16, 2005.

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    Regulars will know that I am not one of the forum's most adventurous modders. However, I have decided to go all out and fit........


    wait for it...............



    Are you ready for this???????




    A pair of Aero wipers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Order them from Vagparts today. Can't wait to fit them.
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    I think i am going to get a pair as well will wait till after Aug the 20th since i am taking my car off the road till then.

    Cheers.
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    Well done JDP. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Apparently, they do Aero Wipers for the Routemaster, if you're interested. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    Jeff,

    When you get them can you let me know what you actually get in the kit?

    One of my wiper arms is corroding and if the kit includes new arms I'll do the upgrade rather than replace with OEM.

    Cheers,

    Kev.
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    Jeff,

    When you get them can you let me know what you actually get in the kit?

    One of my wiper arms is corroding and if the kit includes new arms I'll do the upgrade rather than replace with OEM.

    Cheers,

    Kev.

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    Of course I will. I'm pretty sure it's new arms and blades together, as the aero blades seem to have different fittings from normal ones, so I suspect they won't work on the original arms.
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    Jeff,

    When you get them can you let me know what you actually get in the kit?

    One of my wiper arms is corroding and if the kit includes new arms I'll do the upgrade rather than replace with OEM.

    Cheers,

    Kev.

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    IIRC the blades are a different fitment so you have to change the arms anyway... VAG-Parts do a complete kit.

    Small aside... Someone wrote in to Audi Driver this month COMPLAINING about his Aeros... odd chap!

    T
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    Small aside... Someone wrote in to Audi Driver this month COMPLAINING about his Aeros... odd chap!

    T

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    Perhaps he'd ordered a Kitkat
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    Maybe they just gave him the wrong flavour... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Jeff,

    When you get them can you let me know what you actually get in the kit?

    One of my wiper arms is corroding and if the kit includes new arms I'll do the upgrade rather than replace with OEM.

    Cheers,

    Kev.

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    Here you go, Kev. You get a complete set of wiper arms, blades & spindle caps. The blades just slide straight onto the arms in two seconds. A few weeks ago, I saw a thread about bashing wiper arms with a hammer to remove from the spindle, when they're seized on. This is how i got mine off.

    1. With the bonnet up, lever the caps off and remove the retaining nuts with socket. Spray with WD40

    2. Whilst WD40 soaks in, unpack the new kit, inspect, assemble blades to arms.

    3. After about three minutes, with the bonnet down, remove the old wiper blades from the arms. This enables you to work on the wiper arm with the bonnet up again

    4. With the bonnet up , pull the arm back on the spring, & turn against the spindle. No need to give a sharp tug, just firm presuure, gradually increasing until the "seal" between trhe arm and the spindle breaks. Once it does, the arm comes straight off.

    5. Position the new arms and blades nice and low on the spinbdles, screw the retaining nuts on & refit the caps.

    A couple of pics:


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    Damn!

    Here we go again

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    Top post Jeff, Thanks very much.

    I'll get my set ordered.

    Kev.
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    how much is the kit? i think i need some of them. looks a lot better!
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    £65, delivered, inc VAT. Well worth it

    You'll find 'em here.

    Clicky
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