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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sat, Oct-28-2017, 02:11:36 AM   #1
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I feel dumb even asking this, but which wiper blades do you guys prefer? I have a set of Bosch Evolution blades, they don't sit flat all the way to the edge on the passenger side. Looks goofy as ****, and it leaves a weird little triangle of permanently not cleaned area on the bottom right corner of my windshield. This stupid little issue bugs the hell out of me.





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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-valeo-pa...618217711~val/

2 of these, and insert into original wipers. 5 minutes. Done.
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Old Sat, Oct-28-2017, 05:48:27 AM   #4
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The don't sit flat because your arm is bent flat. Put some arch back into the arm and they will sit flat. If your arms lack the appropriate amount of arch, the pressure point changes making the ends lift on all wiper blade types.
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Default Re: ...wiper blades

I just buy the $5 Michelin wiper blades from Walmart or the like, and replace them every year or two. Even though I rarely need them, the Michelin brand actually clears the windshield pretty well without leaving streaks. Definitely check your wiper arm for trueness as Braymond suggested, and ensure proper positioning of the arms relative to the lower windshield. There was a thread here in the e36 forum, 4 months ago or so, that had a link to the BMW TIS on the subject of wiper arm positioning.

The sun does a number on exposed rubber parts, as well as the adhesive securing them, and these natural factors are the same whether you are using cheap wiper blades or $20 wiper blades.

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The don't sit flat because your arm is bent flat. Put some arch back into the arm and they will sit flat. If your arms lack the appropriate amount of arch, the pressure point changes making the ends lift on all wiper blade types.
Agreed. I have the same wiper blades and the sit flat.
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Maybe one of you guys could show me a picture of the arm with the right amount of bend in it. I just messed with mine for 10 minutes trying a few different bends, nothing fixed it, and it began to look really wonky. I don't want to fully bacon-ize my arm by bending it a million different ways.
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I think it's just how these Bosch blades are made, theres nothing putting pressure on the far end to match the curve of the windshield. Maybe I'll get a set of OEM blades next time I need fresh ones.
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I use the Bosch Icons, they work well
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