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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: Rear Wiper Delete or Not? Reply with quote

Getting a new rear screen fitted when in for paint.......

Delete the rear wiper or not?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did any 993 leave the factory ( other than RS) without rear wiper?

It's all personal choice of course but it's a fickle fashion move to remove the rear wiper IMHO. Same as deleting the front headlight washers. You can restore again and again but you have originality once! Keep the wiper, buck the trend, fight the power
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the rear wiper and the way it always takes you two goes to remember how to put it back down after washing Grin

Plus if you drive really really fast backwards in the rain it's useful to have Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted the RS rear window, no heater no wiper much lighter and causes a strange squashing lens effect. Treat with rain repellent, love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to say keep it, but chickened out for fear of being in a minority of one. If it was an optional extra back in the day I'm sure we'd all be wanting one, much like the too heavy hardbacks - ooh, I'm in trouble on that one!

What I would do though is change the wiper relay under the parcel shelf for a VW one - gives you a single wipe only at the press of the button, rather than wipe, screech, smear! Can't take credit for finding it - Citori did a write up a couple of years ago...

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=907982

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delete it-
I've always thought a rear wiper slightly ruins the smooth lines
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

Toying with the idea of removing mine in the near future...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it.
If it ain't broke...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sday12 wrote:
If it ain't broke...

yes
But when it does break (usually a stress fracture in the alloy elbow), delete it! Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When building The Red Baron I thought long and hard about a wiper delete. The PO had removed all the gubbins and put a bung in the hole.....
I reckoned that I'm not in an RS and like to see what's behind me, so bought all the parts to re commission it!
I like it and find it useful for the couple of kg's it all weighs....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original equipment, looks right, so keep it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swaying towards keeping the wiper...............did the one wipe relay a few years ago but never really use the thing.

Anybody fitted an aftermarket item are they much cheaper?

http://www.rosepassion.com/en/cat/porsche-993-1994-993-carrera-2-coupe-manual-gearbox-6-speed/M243/bodywork/window-window-seal-and-window-moulding/B330/window-glazing-coupe/I1093/rear-window/Z28447/P53878
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I think they look right. I guess I expect to see one. My wiper arm is broken so I do not even use mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that I could probably count the times that I've used the rear wiper on one hand. However, on the very rare occasion that you need to reverse in a tight spot in the rain, I'm sure you'll be thankful you have it.

I'd keep it, no question. Keep it original.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeping the wiper!

I can understand the weight saving thing and it all sounds very appealing but I'm probably 10 kg over my 'fighting' weight so by that logic I need to chop a limb off to drive the car with any clear conscious...........don't know if it would really improve my time on the school run anyway......
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for keeping originality.
Like some previous posts in this thread, I don't use it very often but when I do I'm glad to have it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Rear Wiper Delete or Not? Reply with quote

For anyone who has deleted it, have you regretted it?

...and do you simply rely on frequent applications of RainX? Very Happy
(that's assuming you use your car, and use it in rain Laughing )
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your car, your choice. If it's a daily or continental cruiser then it may come in handy... however if it's a summer cruiser and weekend warrior then get rid. Thumb

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd keep it. The 911 has a long history with the rear wiper, and some argue the sheer utility of it actually adds to the beauty of the design, rather than detract from it.

Having said that, I had a long debate with myself when speccing mine, and my first draft spec had one. But being the shallow man that I am, I bottled it and removed it from the spec at the last minute, purely for aesthetic reasons.

But if the car came equipped with it, I'd want to keep it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done you for keeping it. Right decision IMHO.
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