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Old 01-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Reminds me of when I was airing the tires on the Tempo and forgot I set one of those standard black plastic valve stem caps on the cowl panel. 350 miles later when I got home I discovered it still sitting there!

Anyone still think there is "flow" there?
Got my doubts also

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Old 12-10-2019, 11:04 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Hey thanks for posting this, This is a really old thread, but i couldn't find anything like this on the internet, im going to do this with my 2015 ford Taurus.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The low effort route is to simply remove the passenger side wiper and carry it in the glove box.
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I can not afford to take off a window wiper. Due to i live in canada and it is winter time, and this is my winter car.
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I like to think there are nice things about Canada that balance it all out.

One of these?

http://images.newcars.com/images/car...n-Exterior.png

The wipers are semi-recessed in a likely high pressure area (the air building up against the windshield). Small gains to be had. Those rear view mirrors are like elephant ears.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I know on my fusion, they hide down below the hood. On my ranger.. Heh..

They are definitally in the windflow. At highway speeds they ride about 1cm higher then they do when parked. Mind you my hood is flat and the entire assembly sticks out above it, there really isnt a cowl the windshield slips under.
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This recent thread bump reminds me I never did make my "quick release" wiper arm.


I typically travel with the passenger arm removed, but will re-install it depending on the forecast. On some cars removal/re-installation is easier (Metro/Firefly) than others (cars with semi/recessed arms).
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This recent thread bump reminds me I never did make my "quick release" wiper arm.
Jeeps have quick release arms stock. They come off with spring loaded clips.
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Well, I'll be. Learned something new today...


From: https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f59/ho...per-arm-58818/



From: https://www.allpar.com/fix/wiper-linkage.html

I should dig up that old thread and update it.
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This recent thread bump reminds me I never did make my "quick release" wiper arm.


I typically travel with the passenger arm removed, but will re-install it depending on the forecast. On some cars removal/re-installation is easier (Metro/Firefly) than others (cars with semi/recessed arms).
they have quick release wipers in the stores pricey at 20ea though


don't expect too many off and on the car cycles though

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