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Offline Todd Jackson

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Wiper Arm Springs
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:07:17 PM »
I remember years ago at Canadian Tire that you could buy add-on strengthening springs for your wiper arms. They added more down pressure to the wiper blades and they simply slid on top of the wiper arm. Well I'm out after a pair of these springs. I've searched over here and found nothing, even on eBay I found nothing but maybe I'm searching with the wrong words   :533

Anyways I wondering if somebody would be willing to help me out with a pair of these springs for my useless wiper arms? ......if they are still avail, that is.  :wink
If you have PayPal, that would be great so that I can pay you directly.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 02:10:45 AM »
Todd:

Not sure if CT still carries them, can check next time in there

from my recollection there were reports that these springs were prematurely wearing out the wiper motor due to too much pressure and thus excessive strain on the wiper motor.

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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 07:48:41 AM »
Todd:

Not sure if CT still carries them, can check next time in there

from my recollection there were reports that these springs were prematurely wearing out the wiper motor due to too much pressure and thus excessive strain on the wiper motor.

Kenneth

Hej Kenneth,
Thanks, that is a trade off that I'm willing to take. My wipers do nothing more that look pretty on the screen.  :omfg
I did order an early Land Rover 90 wiper arm yesterday with wiper blade that might fit and do the job, but I still think that these add-on springs will do the trick nicely. :wink


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 12:18:06 AM »
Todd they are still available from most of my parts supplyers .

Ill loook while im in town tomorrow and pick you up a set and get them off to you in the post.

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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 01:50:59 AM »
Hey Todd, have you tried a Rain-X like product? I don't like it on normal windscreens due to glare, but on the flat series screen, it was amazing, I didn't even use my wipers. I can also send you a set of springs, I saw them at Crappy Tire the other day.
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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 11:49:38 AM »
 Tood , the wiper springs come in 3 sizes at cTc . I had them on my S2a 109. Tried to get them for The Tramp last week and they only had the large ones . I think the rovers take the middle or small size ones .
 Rain X is great.
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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 05:48:42 PM »
No,
I've never gave rain-x a try, two positive comments here, I'll buy a bottle and report back. But would the stuff work with snow?
Dave thanks for the tip on the different size of the springs, that I can honestly say I never knew. Let's see how Tony or Niall come along with this.


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 08:07:21 PM »
I didn't know they came in different sizes either. Todd, I grabbed you a pair of the small size. Tried them on my Series 3 and they seemed to fit OK. They the way they install, they almost sort of kinda touch the washer jet. Didn't seem to cause a problem though. I did notice that the spring only just grabs the bottom part of the wiper, before the hinge bit. It the spring slides up the wiper at all, you seem to loose the tension on the arm and I think they will move with use. May have to find a way to secure them better.





Anyway, unless Tony already got you some, I can forward these on to you. They were $11.29 with tax, but I doubt the CT money will be any good to you. ;-)

Brett


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 09:28:24 PM »
WOW Brett,
Thats the kitten! ....and with pictures, many thanks :worship
At the lower part of the wiper arm, I would think that you can use a dremel to create a grove for the spring to sit in. Or even drilling a small hole for the spring to pass through. :533

Like you wrote, lets see how Tony came along.  :fing02
Once again, many thanks!


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 10:05:15 PM »
they got them in walmart if your still looking
Back in UK ...oh well never mind eh!

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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 08:31:31 AM »
If anyone can grab a set that would be good .im bed ridden for the next cpl of daus because of the damn damp weather.my back is killing me .the misses is taking me to town tday because i cant drive.any help would be appreciarted.

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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010, 09:28:10 AM »
OK Tony take it easy and I'll take Brett up on his offer.
Many thanks though.  :wink


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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 09:12:00 PM »
WOW Brett,
Thats the kitten! ....and with pictures, many thanks :worship


No worries Todd. Just wanted to show you that they certainly aren't Land Rover specific but they do seem to work OK.

I think they will need to be secured in place and either of your ideas should work fine. Or, I seem to recall to have welding equipment right... :hehe

I'll get them crated up tomorrow and find out what the cost is for a container to Sweden and let you know :hehe

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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2010, 10:14:56 PM »
 Brett, that size look's like it fits O.K. I couldn't remember what size fitted.
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Re: Wiper Arm Springs
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2010, 09:18:54 AM »
Deal has been done.  :fing02

Many thanks for the response and comments.


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