Quite likely you just need to bend the wiper arms so that the blade is presented to the screen at right angles, over time the arms bend in the direction towards whatever is the last directional sweep.
Thanks for the tip - I'll give it a try. It's not a problem I've ever seen before believe it or not. Unfortunately I already put some new Valeo blades on today - huge improvement but still a slight intermittent shudder when the window isn't fully wet. Hopefully with a twist it will be silent as that type of noise really annoys me.
Provided the area above the heater inlet is adhered to the screen you needn't concern yourself about the rest of the scuttle as far as leaks are concerned, last time I looked new scuttles were in excess of £150+ new from Citroen.
I might be ok then as it poured down today and we were out for a drive and I didn't see any sign of water coming in - I assume it would actually leak down through the back of the passenger side dashboard onto the floor in a visible way ? I'm pretty sure that's what my Dad's one did when the scuttle above the intake was broken.
Rubbers can look good but show issue when the prybar of doom is applied as I know all to well. The tyres would be my first port though
Jim applied his prybar of doom when he checked the car out on Wednesday and seemed to think they were fine, so I think I'll be ok on that point.
northern_mike wrote:Simon, the Silex grey one I (and Jim, and Chris) had vibrated horrendously betweeen 85ish and 100. Above that it curiously stopped. It was the tyres and wheels being out of balance, and one rear tyre out of round. Jim and Chris never noticed this as they potter about barely tickling the throttle. That would be my first port of call.
Thanks Mike, it does sound like the same problem. When I had actual wheel imbalance (not flat spots) on the silver Xantia it only occurred across a fairly narrow range around 75 plus or minus a few mph.
This one is doing it between 70 and 90 (I didn't go any faster than that) and is worst at 85 and during acceleration it can be extremely bad. So I guess I may have to replace at least one out of round tyre then as well as the balancing. Pity I didn't think about out of round tyres earlier in the weekend as I could have spun each of the wheels and visually checked them.