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 Post subject: Windscreen wipers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Hello Everyone!

My windscreen wipers need changing and before I just blithely order a new set from my local garage I thought I'd drop you guys a line with a couple of questions.

Firstly I'm currently using Bosch wipers and I was wondering what are the best for my Sei from a price/durability/non squeaky point of view. Secondly have any of you ordered wipers over the internet and if so where from? I have an Amazon account so I've checked their site. There's a seller there with sets of 2 19" Bosch Super Plus Front Windscreen Wiper Blades for Fiat Seicentos costing £12.38 plus 35p postage.

Look forward to your views.

Lisa :)


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 Post subject: Re: Windscreen wipers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:57 pm 
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hi

I use these and they seem to last longe,r and perform a bit better than standard ones.

But you would expect it at that price!

http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/fiat-cinqu ... er-blades/


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 Post subject: Re: Windscreen wipers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I bought some Tesco generic flat/bendy blades a while back but I was suffering with the drivers side "spring" not being strong enough to push them flat. This is also an issue on the new car so I think this is a weak point on Sei's.

I replaced the tesco ones with those Bosches (I think) and they were much more flexible and worked better, but it is still a bit of an issue due to the lowered spring tension in the hinge

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 Post subject: Re: Windscreen wipers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:33 pm 
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im using 18 inch wipers on the Cinquecento and they work fine :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Windscreen wipers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Location: Eastern London / West Essex
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I'm using a 19" passenger side and 22" drivers side. approximately.

Cheap aero wipers from eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320823455200? ... 1497.l2649

I had to buy a few to get the lengths right as the vary. The Valeo 19" area was 19.5" wiper blade length. Whereas the cheaper (£3) inter one was 19 or so.

Anyway, the cheap one do the job OK. Would say the £12 Valeo lasted particularly long but it was a lot lower in profile to the cheaper one. They however claim to the refillable with replacement blades.

Bosch: made in China, fee £20
Cheap: made in China, fee £6
Maybe the same thing from the same production line in the same factory?

At 70mph the long wiper on the drivers side does bend right off the screen and around the side window! And doesn't wipe much higher at the top right, but does mostly catch an annoying blob on water where the left wiper crossed the path of a 19" drivers one.

There are Valeo aero wiper kits that have two different lengths, longer for drivers side. They are cheaper than the Bosch in post two, at some places anyway.

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