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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 08:23:22 PM   #1
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Default Wipers Crash

Ever since I changed my cowling, my wipers crash at the highest speed...other speeds are okay. So, I am wondering how they should be on the windshield. Here is how I currently have them as well as I rarely need the highest speed but those times when there is heavy pour down I wish they work at the highest settings. I figured they should look at the same level and here are pics to show how they are now.

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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 09:27:40 PM   #2
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They crash how? Into each other?
The drivers side wiper should be slightly more vertical I believe. I can't recall the wiper lengths, but I use the passenger length (20"?) for both.
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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 09:41:43 PM   #3
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Here are mine. Forgive the dust/dirt, the M3 had to spend a few nights outside while the Lexus got new shocks.

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Old Fri, Aug-11-2017, 10:06:56 PM   #4
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Hmmm.....my driver side wiper gets hung up on the hood if I put it down as far as yours. Maybe my hood needs adjusting.
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Driver's side wiper definitely looks too low.

The TIS should have a diagram with exact positioning, just as a diagram for the jet's spray pattern.
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As I recall Bentley has dimensions. Your drivers side is way low, it should be just about horizontal. E36 wipers are a 20 inch blade passenger side and a 21 inch blade drivers side. Blades on my 3 E36s (two sedans and s coupe) are not even close to touching even if mis- rigged.


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Old Sat, Aug-12-2017, 11:06:11 AM   #7
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Here's the TIS article for correct wiper arm placement

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...rms/page_2401/

Also saw this. Never knew BMW had a tool to twist the wiper arm to set correct contact angle

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...on_windshield/
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They crash how? Into each other?
The drivers side wiper should be slightly more vertical I believe. I can't recall the wiper lengths, but I use the passenger length (20"?) for both.
When passenger side launches, the driver side can't get out of the way fast enough.

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Here are mine. Forgive the dust/dirt, the M3 had to spend a few nights outside while the Lexus got new shocks.

Thank you...yours seem too high to me though based on what Parallel shared.

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Here's the TIS article for correct wiper arm placement

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...rms/page_2401/

Also saw this. Never knew BMW had a tool to twist the wiper arm to set correct contact angle

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...on_windshield/


Just super awesome Parallel...thank you...never thought of checking TIS.
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After checking measurement, the passenger side is 4ins too high and the driver side is 4ins too low.
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4"!? That seems a bit much. Thought more like 4cm.
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