Wiper blades for the Clio Sport series 2
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    Default Wiper blades for the Clio Sport series 2

    Bosch id the OEM and they cost $42 each from a dealer.
    Are just Bosch rubbers okay?

    My 406 Coupe ones cost about $180 a pair

    Rubbers for the Citroen XM about $8

    In terms of uniqueness the XM wins hands down and is cheapest.
    Any recommendations?

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    Bob,

    I've used what ever the local auto parts retailer had & looked OK for about $7... Never had a problem, they always removed the water off

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    Default Thanks- Done!! for $12

    Great help, I got the Bosch rubbers from Super Cheap Auto
    Working well and I did not spend the $84 that was asked....

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    With the clio wipers are the arms and rubber all replaced as this is what citroen have?
    I know the Twingo/Clio have an odd/weird arm setup on them....

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    Yes, in Europe you just buy the blade and holder in one set, almost always. All the third party brands as well as the OEM ones are sold like this. You can still buy the rubber only replacements, but from my experience so far since being here, they have always been inferior.

    Twingo and Clio do not have "weird" arm setups at all in terms of wiper blades. The Twingo has a very long from blade, 60-65mm from memory (its been awhile since I had to replace it), and Clio is just normal. Various models have one much longer (for driver) and other one shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    With the clio wipers are the arms and rubber all replaced as this is what citroen have?
    I know the Twingo/Clio have an odd/weird arm setup on them....
    Geez they must be odd, if a citrophile says so.
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    Default Very simple on the Clio series 2

    I used Bosch BMN610 refills to go into Bosch arms
    The Bosch blokes told me that they only sold as OEM to Renault
    It all worked well for $12 but I feel they would have been changed before and the Bosch I have is not original. Renault dealer wants $84. So I enjoy the $72 lunch

    Now, on the Citroen XM, that was worth $90K in it's day the authorised Citroen dealer only charges me $8 for both!!!

    Good news but if the truth be known he was too embarrassed to tell me the cost of originals. The 406 Coupe, they are $90 each.


    Quote Originally Posted by HONG KONG PUGGY
    Geez they must be odd, if a citrophile says so.

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    Default squeek squeek squeek

    My Scenic wipers squeek and squeek.
    I tried silicone wipers and they are a little better.
    Give me back anyday my Mercedes with the perfect single wiper blade!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash
    My Scenic wipers squeek and squeek.
    I tried silicone wipers and they are a little better.
    Give me back anyday my Mercedes with the perfect single wiper blade!!!!!
    Try changing the complete wiper blade assembly, rather than just the rubber bit. If that fails, get yourself some "RainX" and apply it.

    Not sure why Mercs aren't made with single wiper blades anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash
    My Scenic wipers squeek and squeek.
    I tried silicone wipers and they are a little better.
    Give me back anyday my Mercedes with the perfect single wiper blade!!!!!
    Mine dont. Not a single noise. I am using original Renault blades though .
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    Default The Bosch ones are great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Mine dont. Not a single noise. I am using original Renault blades though .
    Work like a gem, not that you get to use them much in Sydney

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    Default OEM suppies of parts

    Lots of parts are going this way and in this case having to buy the whole assembly.
    My wifes HONDA I fitted after market ones HORRIBLE squeked and groaned HONDA originals $28 just fine and replaced them once in 10 years.
    same as the washer pump $98 from honda aftermarket ones have so little pressure they hardly hit the screen.
    Classic You get waht you pay for.

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