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#132083 - 19th Jan 2005 11:04am Single Wiper Conversion
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I fitted this a while back now on my Escort 6, (1998 Si) and when fitting the new linkage it will rub on the fan cover, therefore i needed to get a heat gun and a piece of wood to re-mould the fan cover, simple but effective and the single wiper conversion looks great now.

The heat gun i used was just your basic one used for DIY decorating. Just a warning though...they do get extremely HOT...
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#132084 - 19th Jan 2005 5:32pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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i've been thinking of doing a single wiper conversion for a while now but im just wondering if there's any difference in the "performance" kinda thing. when i say performance i dont mean does it make you go any faster, but does it take any more/less water off the screen etc?

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#132085 - 19th Jan 2005 5:36pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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at 70quid its a smart mod and an affordable one at that. was it easy to install?
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#132086 - 19th Jan 2005 5:46pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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They can fail MOT b'cos they 'rest' in center of screen and can be classed as an obstruction.

Different kits rest in different places i think
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#132087 - 19th Jan 2005 5:52pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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wouldn't be buying a kit to do it john, know a couple of ways how to DIY its, you can use your current wiper arm but i'd be on the look out for a Fiat Uno one or something, where its straight all the way up it cool

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#132088 - 19th Jan 2005 5:54pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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The kit can be adjusted to park on either driver, centre, or passenger side quite easily. I put mine on the drivers side, just personal preferance.

I think it works better than the ford wipers that came on mine as standard and is less noisy too.

Simple to install, just the re-moulding of the fan cover on my car, that is easy as long as you are confident with that sort of stuff....takes around an hour....unless u turn the nut the wrong way and damage the motor....doh!!
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#132089 - 19th Jan 2005 5:58pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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you sneaky little russian neva thort of that one wudnt b confident of doin that meself tho bit of an amateur wen it cums to things like that
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#132090 - 19th Jan 2005 6:05pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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Buy a citroen AX, they have single wiper as standard lol
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#132091 - 19th Jan 2005 6:07pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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my old car had a centre parking wiper arm and never failed the mot

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#132092 - 19th Jan 2005 6:26pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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I think it all depends on how the MOT tester is feeling on the day. I've heard of it failing and at other times not....not too sure on this one because it doesnt seem to be a rule thats set in stone...

Kind regards,
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#132093 - 19th Jan 2005 7:39pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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The rule is set in stone about a wiper resting in the centre position on your windscreen, Its a black & White failure, its classed as an obstruction !!!! It should fail by Law.

What is NOT set in stone is the MOT testers consistancy or opinion's.

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#132094 - 19th Jan 2005 8:57pm Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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smack Whoops, my bad.....Cheers for corecting me!

You can just set it back to a passenger side/ driver side park when it comes to the MOT. But i dont know how picky the law is about it.....If you get pulled for something else i suppose they might decide to check all of your mods....

Takes 5 minutes to change it back for the MOT tho!
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#132095 - 20th Jan 2005 12:45am Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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I'd park it in the centre for shows only as i wouldnt like to drive with it in the way. Thin ill get one soon.U can pay extra and get it all in chrome cant you?
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#132096 - 20th Jan 2005 3:37am Re: Single Wiper Conversion
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some kits it doesn't even cost extra....not sure where ive seen them though...ill have a look around though..
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