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Author Topic: wiper arm nut cover  (Read 3610 times)

Offline marinabrid

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wiper arm nut cover
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:30:09 PM »
Was going to check the cabin filter but need to remove wipers on this model, the nuts seem solid so have left some penetrating oil on them,  should there be a protective plastic/rubber cap that goes on top of the nuts save this rusting on ? i don't seem to have any if there are.
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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 04:36:56 PM »
No, they are exposed to the rain etc and if the nuts are that bad you'll find the arm's are probably also welded in place! Plenty of penetrating oil and copious amounts of wiggling should free them :D
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Offline marinabrid

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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »
ok thanks for that.
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Offline marinabrid

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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 06:02:14 PM »
while looking at the removing scuttle job page i found this,,  it seems to be a nut cover over the wiper arm nut to protect it, so it must be fitted, unless the photo contributor fitted one of his own.
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 06:08:35 PM »
Interesting, if it is an original fitment then it never made it onto the parts diagram. Mine certainly doesn't have any fitted.

The cap in question in that picture looks very much like the blanking caps fitted over the top two headlight mounting screws on the Mk2.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 06:11:46 PM by insanitybeard »
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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 06:16:12 PM »
That looks like the nut cover over my top headlight mounting bolts

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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 07:19:15 PM »
maybe that then    a clever use of a different part
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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 09:41:18 PM »
Ha, yeah I'd forgotten I'd done that and it is indeed the headlight top screw caps. I never liked the fact it didn't have a cover so I used those BUT they don't stay in place - you need a dab of silicone or some DS tape to keep it there :)
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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 02:40:20 PM »
Hi, I've fitted some from a Mini as I work there, perfect.

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Re: wiper arm nut cover
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 07:58:39 PM »
i got a couple from ebay    just typed in   16mm nut cover and some from a bmw came up
hopefully they will protect from the rain and rust a bit
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