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      10-09-2016, 05:09 AM   #1
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Replacing wiper blades

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In need of replacment wiper blades, current ones leave a trail of water on the screen. Ive learnt the baldes must be in the 'replacement position' simple enough..

I wanted to ask peoples opinions of a decent set of blades, any links to a good set that folks have used and would recommend would be appreciated.
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      10-09-2016, 05:12 AM   #2
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Bosch ones get my vote.
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      10-09-2016, 05:13 AM   #3
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Apologies didnt find this at first search but now located a recent thread on this.

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...ighlight=Wiper

Mods please delete this thread cant see option on my phone.
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      10-09-2016, 05:39 AM   #4
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Yep Doppers find of the Valeo ones was very good!

Heard about this tool recently that can cut a thin slice off your old wiper blade, would be interesting to know if it works well!

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I think it's worth mentioning how to get them into "Replacement Position"

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2. After turning the car off completely, push up on the wiper stalk for about 3-5 seconds. The wipers will move to the full vertical position.
From this position you can change blades etc. I just turn the wipers on to return them to their correct position.
Do not pull them up manually.
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Bosch every time. Remember when we had cayenne the Porsche ones were replaced due to squeaking constantly. Porsche blamed whatever I was using to clean glass. Swapped them even though they were new for Bosch. Never had a problem after that.
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hmm seems a split decision between the Valeo and Bosch..Decided to go with Valeo 25 delivered cant go wrong
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Thanks also, just ordered the Valeo's
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      10-09-2016, 07:15 AM   #9
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I have used Bosch blades almost exclusively for many years now. Been very satisfied with them. Valeo are an OEM supplier for wiper blades and would probably give them a go if the price was right but there is only pennies difference price-wise at the moment.

Try www.carparts4less.co.uk for keen prices on Bosch Blades and free delivery. SAVEME75 discount code for 7.5% off.
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I found the Bosch ones are crap, they judder like hell and the connector is much bigger than the BMW/Valeo ones.
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I fitted Bosch on my E91, not as good as OEM. Not as neat a fit and finish. Not as quiet, not as smooth or as good at cleaning when a bit dirty.

I'm currently still on the original BMW wipers at 5-years, (they get used a lot up here), will replace with OEM when required.
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i have Bosch blades on another car. The universal attachment in the middle of the blade is huge. I wouldn't buy them again because of that.

To be fair, BMW blades aren't that expensive, they are slim and the right part. Just get them.
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To be fair, BMW blades aren't that expensive, they are slim and the right part. Just get them.
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i have Bosch blades on another car. The universal attachment in the middle of the blade is huge. I wouldn't buy them again because of that.

To be fair, BMW blades aren't that expensive, they are slim and the right part. Just get them.
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But the Valeo ones are the exact same blades (they make the BMW stamped ones), but they're 20 less!
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But the Valeo ones are the exact same blades (they make the BMW stamped ones), but they're 20 less!
Yeah but I don't have to colour the BMW ones in.
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But the Valeo ones are the exact same blades (they make the BMW stamped ones), but they're 20 less!
Yeah but I don't have to colour the BMW ones in.
Well if that's worth 20 to you then you must have way too much money!
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Im sure my 4year old will enjoy some coloring in time, if it's saving me 20 i'm all for it! thanking you once again Teaston/Dopper
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Valeo, never any judder
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#facepalm

You can replace these....and the tyres???!!!
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You can replace these....and the tyres???!!!
Eh?
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But the Valeo ones are the exact same blades (they make the BMW stamped ones), but they're 20 less!
Indeed teaston !!!!!


Let me see, pay 55 for genuine BMW blades:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Genuin...UAAOSwnLdWqR60


Or pay around 25 with postage for the EXACT same blade:

http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/bmw-3-s...1-wiper-blade/

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