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E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:17 pm
by AnilS
Guys/Girls, can you please recommend some very decent wipers for my Coupe.

They are a little tired and worn. Are aero design best? BMW ones the ones to go for? Links would be useful.

Kind regards.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:58 pm
by Truth
Our cars don’t like the aero ones as the windscreen is too curved and the far right edge gets missed. Have a look at Bosch super plus ones
Put your REG in on euro car parts and apply discount you can get both for £9.99

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:26 pm
by AnilS
Thanks. Done that but they seem to be sold separately and closer to £22.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:42 pm
by mmm-five
If you do go for the Bosch Aerotwin ones, then go for an even smaller passenger side one so that it doesn't flap about.

I think I went for 21/19" instead of the 21/20".

Make sure you also get the 'spoiler' model with an S after the number - otherwise you'll end up with a plain version which may lift at speed.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:48 pm
by Penelope
Bosch Aero blades fitted by Autoglass when they replaced my damaged Windscreen with an OEM Screen & Seal...

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:49 pm
by mmm-five
AnilS wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:26 pm
Thanks. Done that but they seem to be sold separately and closer to £22.
Just done this...
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E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 pm
by AnilS
Thanks guys.

I've now found those mmm-five, by not putting my number plate in! How odd.

These aren't 19" so is it a big issue going 20"? Easy to fit?

Kind regards

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm
by Mr Tidy
I must have had at least 5 different brands of wiper blades on my E86s, and the closest fit so far were the Bosch non-aero ones like in mmm-five's link.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:17 pm
by AnilS
Thanks for confirming.

I'll order on Saturday and collect Sunday, if ECP is open.

Cheers

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:09 pm
by skelters
Aerotwin for me.

From here although they may be in lockdown....

https://www.wiperblades.co.uk/

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:44 pm
by mmm-five
AnilS wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 pm
Thanks guys.

I've now found those mmm-five, by not putting my number plate in! How odd.

These aren't 19" so is it a big issue going 20"? Easy to fit?

Kind regards
The 21/20” combo is standard...I was just suggesting to go to 19” for the passenger side if you went with the Bosch flat/aero style rather than the standard Bosch Sport Plus wipers.

Mine with a 20” aero twin type...
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E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:53 pm
by tonyz4c
I have changed them a month ago and went for 500 mm passenger side and 530mm driver side
(standard wiper) :wink:

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:27 am
by AnilS
Again, appreciated. The curve of the windscreen is similar to my old Saab 93. I couldn't get anything, other than OEM wipers to sit properly.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:28 pm
by mjennings23
https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/bosch-su ... -485773020

If you want to be perfect, these are identical to the BMW ones in that the passenger side one is curved to avoid overhanging the overly curved part of the screen.

E86 Coupe - Windscreen wipers

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:50 pm
by GAZA62
Bought the Bosch Super Plus SP21/20S from Halfords last year and they sit perfectly flush on my E85 looking at the website they only sell as single blades now not a set but they are the same length