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    Wiper arm...

    hi gang, need a driver side wiper arm for a J spec... if anyone has one they can part with or sell, please let me know...

    The tension thingy snapped on the wekend... and plenty of rain forecast! yikes!

    cheers, John
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    There different from US? I have some if there the same.

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    Totally different...
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    Thanks! You guy's get all the good stuff too, There probably Cross drilled and slotted!

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    Euro cars have an automatic tensioner that increases wiper pressure with speed, light level, and raindrop density. At 250 mph in a midnight hurricane they're plowing troughs in the glass.....

    Quote Originally Posted by starship1701a View Post
    hi gang, need a driver side wiper arm for a J spec... if anyone has one they can part with or sell, please let me know...

    The tension thingy snapped on the wekend... and plenty of rain forecast! yikes!

    cheers, John
    Well, I have some mirror-image options. Got a couple from UK RHD cars, bolt right up except the air deflector is upside down. You might be able to salvage the tensioner parts you need from one, tho.
    Last edited by Max Lumens; 11-30-2011 at 03:36 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    How come the middle half of any project always takes the most time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Lumens View Post
    Euro cars have an automatic tensioner that increases wiper pressure with speed, light level, and raindrop density. At 250 mph in a midnight hurricane they're plowing troughs in the glass.....
    It's not that advanced .

    The wiper pressure is controlled only by vehicle speed and the windshield washers. The latter is actually a nice touch. When using the windshield washers, the wiper pressure is increased to help getting rid of dirt on the windscreen.

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    I did this a year or two back. A few people have done aero conversions, this was my method. They sit nice and low and are almost invisible.





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    [QUOTE=e31gixxxer;23194788]I did this a year or two back. A few people have done aero conversions, this was my method. They sit nice and low and are almost invisible.



    thanks, but exactly is a areo conversion?
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    thanks, but exactly is a areo conversion?
    The modern flat type blades. Pic.3 shows them. There are lots of retrofit blades advertised for the 8er, but none of them fit. The hook on the 8er is the other way up to all other hook fitting blades.
    I know this was not your remit, but just a thought.

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    Nice technique and result, thanks for posting. I believe you can also retrofit wiper arms from an e36 or such, which has a conventional hook (but maybe not the tensioning adjustment). FWIW, I haven't had any luck with 3 different brands of "aero" blades on my pickup. I've given up on that technology, gone back to regular blades.
    How come the middle half of any project always takes the most time?

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    Nice technique and result, thanks for posting. I believe you can also retrofit wiper arms from an e36 or such, which has a conventional hook (but maybe not the tensioning adjustment). FWIW, I haven't had any luck with 3 different brands of "aero" blades on my pickup. I've given up on that technology, gone back to regular blades.

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    Cheers, I went through a dozen sets before I went DIY.

    I have heard of e36 arms being fitted, but believe they are a different shape and some bending is required. Also the pressure device as you say.
    I don't want to hijack this, but I did a write up on the UK site (not many pics. unfortunately), but there is more to it than just the looks, which would be reason enough for me.
    I run 20" and 22" blades incidentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e31gixxxer View Post
    Cheers, I went through a dozen sets before I went DIY.

    I have heard of e36 arms being fitted, but believe they are a different shape and some bending is required. Also the pressure device as you say.
    I don't want to hijack this, but I did a write up on the UK site (not many pics. unfortunately), but there is more to it than just the looks, which would be reason enough for me.
    I run 20" and 22" blades incidentally.
    i just purchased new rubber blades and replaced the ones on my current arms... they work great!
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    So the difference is just the wiper arms themselves? Or is there any other part involved? 850 is in need of wiper blades....good time to upgrade if necessary
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    Quote Originally Posted by e31gixxxer View Post
    I did this a year or two back. A few people have done aero conversions, this was my method. They sit nice and low and are almost invisible.
    Thread bump!

    @e31gixxxer, would you be able to share the photos again, I am considering doing this.

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    I have a photo I can dig up from when I did this. You literallly just cut the arm right below where the hook ends and weld it back/grind if needed. I got a buddy to do it for me.
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    Just seen that photobucket has stopped hosting third party images, thought that was the whole point. They only want to charge me $399 to reinstate the facility, yeh right.

    The link below has pics held on the .co.uk site, unfortunately unlike this site you are required to log in to see posts.



    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...cement-t73271/

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    Quote Originally Posted by e31gixxxer View Post
    Just seen that photobucket has stopped hosting third party images, thought that was the whole point. They only want to charge me $399 to reinstate the facility, yeh right.

    The link below has pics held on the .co.uk site, unfortunately unlike this site you are required to log in to see posts.



    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...cement-t73271/
    Thanks. Had to get my password reset but all good

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangcla View Post
    Thanks. Had to get my password reset but all good
    Photos for future reference.

    IMG_3166.JPGIMG_3171.JPGIMG_3147.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanyparts View Post
    Photos for future reference.

    IMG_3166.JPGIMG_3171.JPGIMG_3147.JPG
    Thanks. Was that a cut and re-weld job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangcla View Post
    Thanks. Was that a cut and re-weld job?

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    Yes
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    Thread bump!

    @e31gixxxer, would you be able to share the photos again, I am considering doing this.
    Will do what I can, a lot went when I deleted my photobandit account.

    ARM TEMPLATE.JPG

    REVERSED HOOK FITTING.JPG

    This is an old pic showing the original wipers and how high they sit.
    DSC03562.JPG

    Another pic after aero conversion, almost hidden behind hood. Incidentally that is Wayne Manor, from the dark knight films, "the Batmobile returns"
    wollo.JPG

    DSC03734.jpg
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