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PostSubject: What rear wiper?   17th February 2014, 21:07

Hi guys.

R50 2003 Cooper. I bought a rear wiper blade from eBay but it doesn't fit properly. It hooks on okay but doesn't cover the screen properly so only half of my rear window actually gets wiped.

I assume it is an 11" one? I bought this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380673837484?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Got a full refund as it stated it would fit but it doesn't.

Anyone?

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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   17th February 2014, 21:34

I have to say, I always buy wipers from the dealer, they are a bit more expensive but at least you know they fit and do the job properly - I think a rear for a hatch is about £9 from memory Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 06:34

What's the nearest dealer to Egham?
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 06:40

Wahzy wrote:
What's the nearest dealer to Egham?

I've used dealers for wiper blades, last time I brought a rear the guy even put it on Smile

Google for your nearest.....

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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 06:45

What dealer did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 06:53

Barons Farnborough as I live right by them...

Or have used Vines Guildford as I work nearly next door...

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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 08:04

You can try Chris at Lloyds Blackpool. He will post for you. Or I use Sytner Slough for small parts and servicing as they are much better than Sytner Sunningdale who are shocking with MINI owners.
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   18th February 2014, 18:08

Davyboy wrote:
Barons Farnborough as I live right by them...

Or have used Vines Guildford as I work nearly next door...

After Vines Gatwick told me 'engine oil' to which type of oil I should put in my car, I can't say I'd recommend them! They don't like sarcastic responses either...
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   10th April 2014, 15:51

just de wiper Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   11th April 2014, 07:39

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After Vines Gatwick told me 'engine oil' to which type of oil I should put in my car, I can't say I'd recommend them!  They don't like sarcastic responses either...

I just gasped as I read that Shocked  May I ask what your response was?  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   11th April 2014, 13:28

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Moon wrote:
After Vines Gatwick told me 'engine oil' to which type of oil I should put in my car, I can't say I'd recommend them!  They don't like sarcastic responses either...

I just gasped as I read that Shocked  May I ask what your response was?  Smile

Bloody hell it was a good job you said that as i was about to put chip oil in it. Now can you put me through to someone who knows what they're doing and has an intellectual capacity that is higher than that of a small teaspoon.

then told the guy in service what had been said, that i had read the book but there were 3 options and I didn't know what they had put in as it wasn't on the invoice and the book said to avoid mixing grades.

he told me what type and was surprised with the receptionist's response
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   9th May 2014, 21:25

I bought front and back from Halfords last week. Bosch, put them on in about 2 minutes and handed the check out girl the old ones for disposal.

They're fine.

No idea of the price as I had other stuff and threw the bill away.
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   9th May 2014, 23:20

I bought Bosch for mine and I have to say they were awful, noisy, poor coverage - I replaced them with the official MINI ones (at a greater cost obviously!) but they are excellent in comparison Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   10th May 2014, 05:43

Mine are fine, no noise and clean wipe.

The symptoms you describe could be the blade at the wrong angle to the screen. It will judder across the screen as it wont flip in each direction so as to wipe at a slight angle to the screen.

Sorry if I'm teaching granny.
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   22nd May 2014, 12:45

Felt Tip, I will now agree with you about Bosch. The rubber (maybe neoprene) is too hard and the ends are not in contact with the screen. I've put a bit more tension in the arms (front only ) and I'll see how it is.
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PostSubject: Re: What rear wiper?   22nd May 2014, 13:35

It took me a few weeks to appreciate they weren't up to the standard of the genuine wiper choice!

definitely worth getting a reliable set for our return trip to the wet Isle Very Happy
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