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Gone all floppy after some vandalism . .

Bugeye_bob Dec 6, 2016

  1. Bugeye_bob

    Bugeye_bob Registered User

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    Popped out to have a lovely evening with friends, walking back to the Avant and thought the rear wiper looked odd,
    turns out someone thought it was a play thing, now its all floppy lol
    On closer inspection they have actually broken the arm away from the spindle, a few curse words as on first glance I thought they had damaged the motor spindle as well,
    Turns out they have only snapped the arm from the spindle, and the alloy insert is still on the spindle, now removed but searching for a new arm and blade,

    Seen a few cheapo ones on the bay for under a fiver, just how can they do this for so little when other want from £27 to £67 ?

    So are the cheap ones worth the risk or do I just go OE ?
    Has anyone tried the cheap things ?

    Car camera has them walking away, but trying to prove who it was would be impressive from the footage.
     
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  3. SemedoB6

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    Oem..
    If the cheapest oem arm you found was £27 I think it's worth it..
    Won't be 30 quid that will break your bank for sure..
    Plus. I'm sure that it would look cheap too.. Best keep it oem.

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  4. Bugeye_bob

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    £27 is a Factors, so probably as good quality as the bay being fair, I avoid factors for bushes etc,
    The actual differences in price was what I found amazing . . .
    Its a rear wiper arm, so I was tempted to try a cheapo,
    If it was a wheel bearing or brake pads I certainly wouldn`t be tempted, but its £4.50 or best offer, inc a free blade,.
     
  5. SemedoB6

    SemedoB6 Black and white a4

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    Oh.. Ok then..
    Might be worth a try then..

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  6. Bugeye_bob

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    For the price it has to be worth a look, I hate all the cheap auction site **** as a rule, but I do like a bargain.
     
  7. joinerman

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    I got one off flea bag for just under a tenner, just like OE, no probs whatsoever.
     
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  8. Bugeye_bob

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    The one I ordered of the auction site has arrived and is fitted,
    It looks like the OE one, and is spot on fit.
     
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