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      02-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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my windscreen wiper nightmare

ok i hadnt had any trouble before but thought why not get some new wipers before so im ahead....i still regret saying that to the stealer...

i should have researched before hand price especially..i figured 50 dollars like the e46 ....no $172 when the invoice come out ..i nilly laughed i thought it was a joke ...

they charged me $172 for bloody wipers ,,$ 32 dollars was labour,,,fuking hell it takes 30 seconds to do.. they fuked me over there big time i coulda saved $32 by picking them up next door at parts shop and they didnt even fill the water up with that labour...

and to make matters worse they shutter and rub my old ones didnt , ive been back now 2 times and had them replaced but still doing same thing...

.the service guys response last week....

.i dont know what to do just keep squirting washer fluid on them when it rains ...
the mechanic response my windscreen water felt dry (ummm maybe it needs special fukin water i thought all water was wet ) ......i need to use there fluid (of course) so i did and they said come back when it rains

tried not fixed...i have tried all the different remedies from the internet with people with bmws to help it not rub so bad.. like shampoo windscreen different solutions clay bar rubbing alcohol ive spent a fortune on items
now ive got new bosch wipers just come in the mail today and its raining i cant wait to finish work to see this has been keeping me up at night its rediculous

we will see if its the wipers or something else...i know its a small thing but with all my luck with my last 2 bmws this could be the last straw it drives you insane.
i wonder if the new wipers work fine they will refund my wipers at bmw ??????

and its worse when the wifes mazda wich cost$16000 has not had one single creek or problem in 5 years and my car cost 3 times it
and its embarrasing there is always something wrong ...im loosing my faith..i think mercs will be next....if i cant fix my wipers
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      02-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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That's a very weird problem to have! Hope the Bosch ones fix the issue.

I don't think moving to a merc will be the answer though!!
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Strange..hope you get it fixed
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      02-03-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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sorry to hear about your troubles.

I am no expert on these matters, but it could be the windscreen. When the wipers shudder, if they are left like that for a while they can actually very slightly change the surface of the windscreen. i believe you can get a windscreen repair place to make it smooth again if it is indeed uneven.

I have Bosch installed, hopefully they work for you.
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Well strange enough my Bosch wipers don't shutter when they reach the bottom like the oem ones. Thank god ,
With the oem ones u touch them and they have room to wiggle when clipped in but the Bosch ones don't , so must be in the design of the them
Lucky now I can sleep better at night

The Bosch aren't as pretty but fit in the groove better wich must stop them shuttering
Now I wonder if I will get a refund or a credit at BMW tomorrow?

This adventure has now cost me $300 all up and 3 trips to BMW on my day off and hours and hours of time cleaning a windscreen and my windscreen is fine bmw did say it was ok and no chips
Will let u know how I go ..
Lesson learnt should have kept old wipers till they played up and get Bosch wipers next time , maybe the flat ones to look better
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well bck again problem fixed the bosch ones fit better than the oem ones that wiggle once in wich is making them shutter on the arm
i took them over and showed them they were amazed and not happy that these fit better than oem ones and are completley still on the arm
they were nice enough to credit me a full box of washer fluid to compensate wich i am happy about as i go through a lot with being on the freeway every night with all the bugs...
so all ended well just wish it had of been sooner
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they charged me $172 for bloody wipers ,,$ 32 dollars was labour,
I paid $182 for wipers
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they charged me $172 for bloody wipers ,,$ 32 dollars was labour,
I paid $182 for wipers
What did they wipe :
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      02-27-2013, 02:14 AM   #9
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well bck again problem fixed the bosch ones fit better than the oem ones that wiggle once in wich is making them shutter on the arm
i took them over and showed them they were amazed and not happy that these fit better than oem ones and are completley still on the arm
they were nice enough to credit me a full box of washer fluid to compensate wich i am happy about as i go through a lot with being on the freeway every night with all the bugs...
so all ended well just wish it had of been sooner
What is the part number for the bosch's wiper blades for the 335i? I might change to these as the existing oem ones are giving me the shits.. I can see the wiper blades shudder when it does a wipe on the windscreen..
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they charged me $172 for bloody wipers ,,$ 32 dollars was labour,
I paid $182 for wipers
What did they wipe :
Not enough Pavo
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they charged me $172 for bloody wipers ,,$ 32 dollars was labour,
I paid $182 for wipers
What did they wipe :
Not enough Pavo
For that sorta money I'd expect a bit of a polish as well as a wipe!
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hahaha especially from one of those nice looking receptionists
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So where are you guys buying the Bosch wipers from?
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      03-28-2013, 12:50 AM   #14
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So where are you guys buying the Bosch wipers from?
I've got a set spare BNIB fronts.
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