C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

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C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by qprdude » 17 Apr 2013, 22:14

I'm off to Surrey from Aberdeenshire next week, and my drivers side wiper is leaving a bit of a trail across the centre part about 50 mm wide. It doesn't bother me locally, but it would drive me mental on the motorway. Halfords have the 28" one I need but is there any advantage to fitting a Bosch one over a Halfords one? The price difference is about £1.50p. :?:

Any advice would be welcome

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by reblack68 » 17 Apr 2013, 22:24

I wouldn't fit Bosch blades if they were free. You only get one good wipe before they wear out, and you use that up trying them out after you fit them.

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by Ben82 » 17 Apr 2013, 23:06

reblack68 wrote:I wouldn't fit Bosch blades if they were free. You only get one good wipe before they wear out, and you use that up trying them out after you fit them.
Huh? My newish Bosch blades have had plenty of use over the past 4 months, still whisper quiet and clean the screen perfectly. Only way I would be disappointed with them is if the degraded rapidly over the next couple of months, If they don't then I'd certainly buy the same ones again.

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by Gingerposer » 18 Apr 2013, 04:18

AERO BLADES

I bought Aero wiper blades from this seller on ebay recently, after the previous set on my Xantia finally gave up the ghost after three years or so. They are a piece of cake to fit, operate perfectly silently and are very effective at smear-free clearing.

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by qprdude » 18 Apr 2013, 09:46

C5 X7 has 28" blades GP. Those guys don't sell them.

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by mooseshaver » 18 Apr 2013, 16:08

I try not to buy blades in the warmer weather as either the light or heat kills them and they dot get much use.
But I found halfords own did not last long at all compared to Bosch. And the Bosch were quieter.
I get them online now but have not bought any yet for my x7

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by qprdude » 18 Apr 2013, 16:18

I got my last ones for my Saab online at Ebay, and I took them off and put the old ones back on as they were dreadful ( they were cheapos so my own fault really). I'm just worried about paying £20 for a crappy wiper. I think the X7 blades should be a bit quieter because of the large sweep and the washer water spray being spread over the whole screen, so less dry spots to wear the rubber.

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Re: C5 X7 wiper blade advice.

Post by qprdude » 20 Apr 2013, 18:11

Put on a Bosch Aero today. Seems fine with the washers. The smear in the centre has now gone and the new blade is smooth, but not tried in proper conditions yet. £20 ish from Halfords. The Halfords one was £19 + so not a lot in it pricewise.