[ROVERNET - UK] Windscreen Wiper Delay - How Long?
brian_humphreys at btconnect.com
Sat Aug 18 17:27:55 BST 2007
Thanks, I knew it should be a reasonable value, now I know what I'm aiming
I've experimented with different amounts of sponge and optimally (when the
air is being fully expelled rather than compressed because there is too much
sponge to allow the air to leave) I can eek an extra 1/2 second (big deal).
I also found that if I put insulation tape all the way round the unit before
putting on the spring clips I can get another second (wow). So now I'm up to
2.5 seconds on max.
Pressing in the plunger and covering the vacuum pipe inlet with my thumb
does not hold the plunger in - which I believe it should do.
I guess that the only thing left is the one way valve disc underneath the
Does anyone have any good ideas on a diy repair disc?
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Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Windscreen Wiper Delay - How Long?
More like 20 sec on max.
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From: "Brian Humphreys" <brian_humphreys at btconnect.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 7:40 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Windscreen Wiper Delay - How Long?
> I recently refurbished my wiper delay by replacing the piece of sponge as
> had been all but useless for several years. I currently have a delay of
> about 1 second between wipes with the steering column white dial set to
> maximum delay.
> I would like to know if this is the normal delay (it's been so long since
> worked properly I've forgotten) or if perhaps:
> 1. I didn't use enough sponge
> 2. There is a leak somewhere in the vacuum pipe.
> What sort of delay are others getting?
> Many thanks,
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