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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like PIAA.co.uk have listened, they now recommend 18"/15" at front.

Driver's Side 450mm / 18" Size 7 / U-Hook
Passenger's Side 380mm / 15" Size 4 / U-Hook
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobesetc wrote:
Looks like PIAA.co.uk have listened, they now recommend 18"/15" at front.

Driver's Side 450mm / 18" Size 7 / U-Hook
Passenger's Side 380mm / 15" Size 4 / U-Hook


Just checked the PIAA website, and the recommended blades are now shown as 18" and 16".

Anyone fitted these sizes recently? What's the latest thinking in 993 blades? I need to order a set with all the rain we've had today!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drove from London to Cornwall yesterday in that grim weather

The blades on the 993 have always been crap

However they do these curved ones these days and I imagine they may be a little better, not tried them yet??

Also I recommend use of Rain X on a regular basis
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the wiper blades on a 993 are only used once a year - as part of the MOT Whistling
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought they are just for decoration purposes? Who would drive a 993 in rain? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fitted a set of conventional Bosch blades set 472. 16" & 18".

Almost forgot to remove and transfer the widget from the old blade. Had to retrieve the blade from the bin.

Blades look & work fine.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:13 pm    Post subject: 993 wiper blades Reply with quote

mine make a terrible noise when in use .is it because I still have the original screen ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread revival again. I’ve just been on the PIAA website and they don’t give the option for the 993. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to order the above?

Kind regards,

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need some blades, so I asked PIAA. They said: We do not offer the blades for your model as it requires a curved blade on the passengers side and we no longer have a curved blade range.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be out on a limb here but I really don't like Silicon blades or Rain-ex. I have PIAA on the 944 and they smear like hell, horrible to drive at night. Bosche on the 993 and it's fine. I do use rain-ex on the rear screen (no wiper) and I don't use silicon wax on the car just good old Zymol.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always been a RainX fan, so fancied giving those wipers a try. But in truth Bosch are fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the best option established? PIAA site doesn't list any for the 993... Confused

...preferably ones that follow the curvature of the screen, rather than 'hang off' the final 3-5cm.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I know is...one of the first things I did was to go into Halfrauds because my wipers were totally worn out. Got replacements, Bosch (which I thought was a good thing). Chrstian (Colt) noticed however that they are both thicker than the originals and don't curve so I lost illuminati points before I'd even had the car a day. wack
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pierrebear wrote:
All I know is...one of the first things I did was to go into Halfrauds because my wipers were totally worn out. Got replacements, Bosch (which I thought was a good thing). Chrstian (Colt) noticed however that they are both thicker than the originals and don't curve so I lost illuminati points before I'd even had the car a day. wack

Did he indicate which ones are correct/'thinner'/have the required curvature? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chet,

I got such a comprehensive reply back from Christian earlier this evening that I thought I would take the liberty of copying and pasting it direct without adding much more (other than noting that Christian is definitely worth checking out now that he's got his own specialist workshop, and that whilst I have no affiliation, I've been mightily impressed by his fastidious approach). For anyone interested, he's based in Wiltshire and I'll happily pass on his number via PM if anyone wants.

Anyway...in his own words:

I think Porsche is one of the few designs left which require a soft flexible wiper blade frame with unusual length and pivot points to fit the windscreen design. I think Bosch couldnt justify carrying on production of these old fashioned blades just for Porsche or Porsche wouldn’t commit to a big enough production run. Now they have kept the original design on the short lower blade only, as it must mount the rubber buffer “gumi puffer” in German on parts description label on packaging! In the lozenge shaped hole on the frame and to keep that feature it was easier/cheaper to remain with the original pattern.
The longer (upper) blade is now a modern universal type Bosch and neither looks right or fits the screen properly. I saw this happen with both the genuine Porsche blade sets and the Bosch specific fit set about six years ago, I started saving every original top blade I removed with a view to reconditioning and rerubbering them with genuine Bosch rubbers. I also found that the previous original equipment wiper blade supplier for previous 911 models (SWF) made the best equivalent specific fit set for the 993 and even included a rubber buffer in with the blades! I searched Europe for whatever stock was left and bought them all, but i caught the boat a bit late and they were very scarce! They are now obsolete from SWF.
One man in the country has a few sets.
Regards,Christian
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much pierrebear, comprehensive indeed thumbsup.

..and yes, you're not the first to wax lyrical about Christian's abilities - he appears to have an outstanding reputation within the 993 community Thumb will have to visit him!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-SWF-116329-FRONT-WIPER-BLADES-PORSCHE-911-993-15-18-99362803800/183133850190?epid=1716502297&hash=item2aa3a0ca4e:g:iL4AAOSw7p1arnW2:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

I have used SWF last 2 times bought from Germany. Above is a UK seller.
To be honest I can't remember if they fit correctly, out for a 2hour plus drive tomorrow on the M4, lucky me, so will check them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fulla wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-SWF-116329-FRONT-WIPER-BLADES-PORSCHE-911-993-15-18-99362803800/183133850190?epid=1716502297&hash=item2aa3a0ca4e:g:iL4AAOSw7p1arnW2:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

I have used SWF last 2 times bought from Germany. Above is a UK seller.
To be honest I can't remember if they fit correctly, out for a 2hour plus drive tomorrow on the M4, lucky me, so will check them.


Many thanks Fulla! Thumb

Did you manage to check whether yours fit well?
I've bought a set from the link above, so hope the answer is yes... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted new wiper blades just the other week as the ones I fitted back in 2010, Bosch 15" and 18" were a bit noisy when using to clean the screen. (we don't get a lot of rain here and even less when I was in Kuwait Cool ) This is the second set of wipers I've fitted since I bought the car back in 2000. I didn't realise they were specially shaped. I thought I'd kept the originals and was going to swap the rubbers over having read this thread but having had a search I can't seem to find them Dont know However, I fitted a new set of Bosch 15" and 18" and they do sit a little off at the end of the screen but wipe perfectly. The rubber widget fits in the 15" blade just fine. Having gone to the Ebay link I must say the SWF blades frame look very similar to the Bosch one.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:
Fulla wrote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-SWF-116329-FRONT-WIPER-BLADES-PORSCHE-911-993-15-18-99362803800/183133850190?epid=1716502297&hash=item2aa3a0ca4e:g:iL4AAOSw7p1arnW2:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

I have used SWF last 2 times bought from Germany. Above is a UK seller.
To be honest I can't remember if they fit correctly, out for a 2hour plus drive tomorrow on the M4, lucky me, so will check them.


Many thanks Fulla! Thumb

Did you manage to check whether yours fit well?
I've bought a set from the link above, so hope the answer is yes... Laughing


Oh dear...I didn't think anyone would actually take my advice:-)
For me they do fit well and do the job. I'll go see if I can grab a picture and post it for you. I actually brought 2 sets which should last me awhile. Previously I used the PIAA's which worked well but as Tobes mentioned RainX is also an option which works amazingly well.
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