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Old 03-03-2008, 12:40 PM   #11
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Working wipers are part of the (stupid) mandatory safety check, here in Missouri.

I put flat wiper blades and a cowling on my car last weekend. I was standing outside of work today, and looking at the parking lot. Every car has the wipers up in the air flow. Even the Prius. On mine, all you can see are two little bumps now.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:00 AM   #12
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Working wipers are part of the (stupid) mandatory safety check, here in Missouri.

I put flat wiper blades and a cowling on my car last weekend. I was standing outside of work today, and looking at the parking lot. Every car has the wipers up in the air flow. Even the Prius. On mine, all you can see are two little bumps now.
How well do they work in typical rain conditions?

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I was looking at my wipers just the other day.
Two nuts to remove and a gentle tug to remove them.
To re-install, just push them back down onto the gearing and tighten the nut.
I began to wonder if I could just drive around with them under the seat along with a wrench.
At the first sign of rain, I would just pull over to the side of the road and slip them on.

I then began to wonder ... sure the wipers create some turbulent airflow, but doesn't it all smooth out once it hits the windshield ?
Would it even be worth it ?
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Actually the air flow at the base of the windshield is not that fast or critical - there is a high pressure low velocity pocket there that forces air into the heater intake also. Rain-X Wax works pretty good goes on quick and wipes really clean easily - it is the newer version of the polymer rain-x but it tends to go away when parked for a day in the rain.
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I was just thinking of removing the wiper arms and keeping them in the car. On my 95 Protege they sort of stick up when at rest. But if it makes no difference on the mpg then i will leave them on.
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