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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: 996 curved wiper blade fitting Reply with quote

Just replacing the wiper blades on my 996. The passenger one is slightly shorter and curved. Should it be fitted happy or sad, ie curved up or down?
Thanks for any advice.
 
  
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cvega
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've put mine sad... I have no idea if that's the correct way though, packaging had 0 information on it (Bosch)
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is 'happy'!

Try both, see which works best. I'll have a look at my 996 brochure later as that has a picture IIRC.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think it should be sad,
Had to go check,it's happy!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've tried both, and sad the ends encroach onto the rubber windscreen surround quite badly. Happy looks better. Unfortunately I took the old blade off without checking.
I'll run them and see how they look and perform.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiley upward curve is correct as confirmed by OPC (I had called them about another matter not just that!)
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just changed mine to happy. Indeed it was fouling on the plastic below the windscreen.
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skinny_monkey
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is happy.
Sad it hits the plastic cowl underneath on the outside corner
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just add it should be happy when looking at it .
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually got it right first time then when I fitted new ones at the beginning of the month, the old one was straight Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

“Sad” during Corona.
Revert to “Happy” next year hopefully. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just fitted some of these and will check if I fitted happy or sad tommorow. They haven’t been used yet so don’t know about them catching or not!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fitted a set of Bosch aeros to mine and they are fine apart from the passenger side far corner. My car's LHD.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
“Sad” during Corona.
Revert to “Happy” next year hopefully. Wink


Floor

Or sad when Sorn's and happy when taxed Dont know

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