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Old 19-06-2010, 02:48 PM
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must get that valve fitted to mine
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Old 19-06-2010, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for that Dave

I decided to disassemble the motor mechanism, mainly out of curiosity to see how bad the problem was.



I found that due to corrosion on the assembly arm, the plastic cog had been put under strain, resulting in worn/missing teeth - bit odd that the plastic used is so soft but I suppose it's better that going than the motor.

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I really don't think it's worth going down the route of fabricating a new one out of something stronger but guess the other parts may come in handy for spares, seeing as the motor itself works fine.

Anyway, it's very possible this will be of no interest/use to anyone but has satisfied my tinkering for today!


Looking at the part code for the unit - it is the same as the E36 rear motor.

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Old 19-06-2010, 06:26 PM
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Mine wiper motor cost £116.60 (inc VAT) from a main dealer in Sep 2008 - seem to have gone up a lot?!
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http://www.cooper-bmw-parts.co.uk/
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Old 19-06-2010, 07:02 PM
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Might be worth getting a cheap used one rather than spending a fortune from a dealer?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-3-Seri...item4aa24234b5
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Old 20-06-2010, 07:45 AM
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Exactly my thoughts...even if it is going against what I had previously said!
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Old 20-06-2010, 12:16 PM
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They all seam to go the same way. Not sure a secondhand one is likely to be much better.

At least with a new one you get 24 months warranty.
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Old 20-06-2010, 12:29 PM
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Ian - yes the warranty would be a good point but I'm sure that they tend to go after the 24 month period is up.
Just managed to get a second hand unit from Ebay for £20, saving quite a bit and have the parts for it inevitably failing again in the future.
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Old 21-06-2010, 05:55 PM
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guido - fair enough, and well done.

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Old 25-06-2010, 12:16 PM
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Ebay item received this morning. There are slight aesthetic differences to the one from the Coupe but it fit's perfectly.
Used the best parts from each item and now have a fully functioning, non leaking rear wiper, success.
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Old 25-06-2010, 03:05 PM
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Ebay item received this morning. There are slight aesthetic differences to the one from the Coupe but it fit's perfectly.
Used the best parts from each item and now have a fully functioning, non leaking rear wiper, success.
result! do you think the e36 item would bolt straight on?
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