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Tesco sells Leon Mark 2 Windscreen wipers

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by GhostMjr, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. GhostMjr

    GhostMjr Active Member

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  2. WeeJase

    WeeJase pert

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    they look very similar to the ones i have on my toledo.cheap they are,shite also.Mine alwasy leave a great blob of water right in front of the driver. very annoying.i'd by a good make like bosch or valeo .
    my octavia had some rather more expensive valeo ones, and i couldn't fault them
     
  3. GhostMjr

    GhostMjr Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip, I am probably going to buy a set of offical from a dealer eventually. The manual says once a year :p
     
  4. WeeJase

    WeeJase pert

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    keeping them clean helps prolong life.i have heard vinegar is good ,but not tried it myself.
     
  5. MUFFIN

    MUFFIN ready 2 return ;o)

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    When you wash your car, lift each blade and wipe with piece of kitchen roll.
    It keeps them sweet.
     
  6. alx_chung

    alx_chung Dark Lord of the Torque

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    That is what I do with mines....amazing how black the kitchen towel becomes....ugh!!
    Alex
     
  7. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    Mine are still going stong after 2 years and 22k
     
  8. Xe

    Xe Guest

    Anyone tried the bosch or valeo blades? Anyone know which is best?
     
  9. wobblelino

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    seat dealer in st albans mentioned that blades are 60 squid a pop! Tesco's at 8 may be worth it but in the mid range would be better.

    Oh and I hate tescos with a passion!
     
  10. leon1p

    leon1p XBL - dervturbo

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    Raise you... 35k:hide: along with the brakes.
     
  11. Husbandofstinky

    Husbandofstinky Out from the Wilderness

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    Just because they are cheap, it doesn't necessarily mean they're crap. I use the £1.25 wilkinsons specials on the dog astra. They aren't that bad.

    Also with Tesco's you could easily get your money back if you weren't happy with them. I've heard of people taking books back after they've read them with no problems (tesco's employee). Nothing to loose really.

    Buy the Tesco's ones, if no good take them back and get stealer ones.
     
  12. seremotors

    seremotors Dave the Parts Manager

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    SEAT do refills of the same quality as original wipers at £5 each. You break off the end of the original wiper, slide out the rubber, fit the new rubber and cap provided. bargain!!!! part number 1K0955429A hope this helps
     
  13. GhostMjr

    GhostMjr Active Member

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    Nice one duly noted :D.
     
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    Nice tip ;)
     
  15. spyke85

    spyke85 I Like Cheese!

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    Or I can get Bosch ones, proper stuff, from work for £2 :p
     
  16. Nathanio

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    Best thing to clean wipers with is neat screen wash. Just a drop on some folded kitchen towel and cleans them up nicely :) It also doesn't attack the rubber on the blade so helps them last :)
     
  17. Rob GTI

    Rob GTI Full Member

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    Has anyone tried these yet. I phoned my local dealer today and he said they are for an Alhambra only. Althought surely the replacement rubber would fit all wiper blades?
     
  18. seremotors

    seremotors Dave the Parts Manager

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    Rob I have sold loads of these - they fit most Alteas/Toledos/Alhambras but only early (2006-07) Leon Mk2's as SEAT changed the design of the blades after that.
     
  19. DanGB

    DanGB Who need's a Diesel....

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    tell me more about the change of wiper blade if you have any info??
     
  20. seremotors

    seremotors Dave the Parts Manager

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    Dan as far as I know its the design of how the rubber is fitted into the spine of the wiper. Also, the end caps are different so the caps supplied with the refills will not fit. An additional issue is that very few cars from 06/07 will still have factory fitted blades on them - most will have had new ones and because of all the supersessions the later blades will be fitted. Refills will not fit these either.
    Best bet is to source a pair of proper wipers - perhaps buy a pair of refills and see if they fit your old ones to have for next time. that way you arent stuck with a handful of bits and no wipers . . . . . . .
     

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