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Wiper Blade

Post by MULLEY » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:51 pm

Now before you laugh, ok u have already probably started i have the following query which although i sorted, however its not correctly fitted.

I changed the front wiper blade with ease. Righto lets do the rear, so switched ignition on & made rear wiper blade shift so that i could access it easier.

However, i noticed that the arm can only be raised a little bit before the rear spoiler gets in the way, so i had to take off the Bosch adaptor & use the weird one that was on the old wiper blade & attach that to the new wiper blade to get it to fit, however i bust the adaptor so its loose & may come adrift at speed.

So, how do you fit a rear wiper blade (i can hear u laughing :lol:), god i'm crap.....

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Post by Way2go » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:23 am

Undo the nut holding the arm on the spindle, remove the arm, replace the blade and refit the arm. :wink: & Bob's your Dad's brother :D
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Post by Ian_Fearn » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:30 pm

Whilst they are a right sod you can 'just about' do it without removing the arm but like Mr Way2Go says removing the arm is the most professional way.
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:38 pm

Cheers guys, what a naff design :x, will try & have a look tomorrow.

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:32 am

I had a thought, would it be easier to remove the spoiler, there is one bolt on each side which is then covered in some plastic trim, does this hold the spoiler on, or is the spoiler glued down instead & that bolt holds something else on?

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Post by docchevron » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:04 am

Theres four bolts holding a baby walker on. Two 10MM bolts each side, one is under the plastic cap, the other you need to remove the black trim that runs up the tailgate.

Much better to fit a whaletail, they look cooler, and dont interfere with the rear wiper arm, oh, and rear visibilty is improved too!

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Post by tim leech » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:16 pm

Do they use the same holes tho doc? If not it will look unsighlty.

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Post by kiwi » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:20 pm

I miss the old Citroen Carrying handle ^^bx>

What I miss most about it is those winter days when there is a thick crust of ice on the top of your car then driving down the Dual Carraigeway at 70mph :wink: and checking the rear mirror to see chunks of ice caught in the downdraft smashing into a haze as it strikes the spoiler. :P

Of course in the snowy conditions its more fun as the spoilers help to hold the snow to the back of the car better 8) therefore more of a blizzard effect behind you :lol:

This is what 40cm (15 inches Doc :wink: ) of snow looks like after driving 40km (25miles) to warmer levels and rinsed with heavy rain last July. Notice how the spoiler and Windscreen wiper handled it :roll:

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I used a shovel to clear the windscreen and bonnet just it was falling to heavy to clear the whole car and get out of my parking spot. Of course no one tailgated me with that blasting off :roll:

Looking forward to trying that this winter with the BX :lol:

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Post by docchevron » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:08 am

tim leech wrote:Do they use the same holes tho doc? If not it will look unsighlty.
Well, yes and no.

The whale only uses the rear two holes on the hatch for the bolts, it's mostley just glued on, but it covers the front two holes so covers all, er, holes!

A whale never looks unsightley, I was admiring my car today whilst it was being piloted by my mate as I drove the latest purchase, and thought to myself, Jeeeeezzzzz Whaletails are for the win!

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:46 pm

Does anyone actually know if the baby walker has any areodynamic benefits whatsover?? I personally think it looks a bit rubbish compared to the whale tale on my dads CX, now thats a proper rear spoiler.

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Post by docchevron » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:29 am

I can confirm that the baby walker has naff all aerodynamic effect!

Well, ok, it has the tiniest bit, but at road speeds below 100mph its really naff all.

Whails are for the win!

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Post by kiwi » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:30 am

The only aerodynamic benefit I noticed was as I said when the ice showered when it hit the spoiler.

The spoilers are really there for show and as a carry handle :lol:

Saying that I would like to get hold of another front spoiler, One benefit I found on having that fitted was dispersing spray, less of it is pushed down the front bumper under the wheels. Also in the snowy conditions I did find that the BXs that I had a front spoiler fitted to had a greater chance of pushing thru drifted snow and again seems to help with keeping traction.

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:35 pm

Just want to double check, the rear spoiler is only held by 4 bolts, its not bonded as well?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:47 pm

I reckon it's all a matter of taste. I happen to like the 'handle' spoiler. And the whale tail looks a bit like a ski jump slope for midgets so there. Na na na.
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Post by kiwi » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:23 am

MULLEY wrote:Just want to double check, the rear spoiler is only held by 4 bolts, its not bonded as well?
The ones I fitted only had 4 bolts.