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Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.
1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70
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- Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:29 pm
- Year and Model: 1999 s70
- Location: Pennsylvania
amblerman wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:33 am
amblerman wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 am
jreed wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:21 am
I have been buying the individual rubber inserts and replacing those once or twice a year. The inserts are available delivered from China for about $2/each. You have to rethread the insert through all the clamps -- it takes a little time, patience and double checking but it works well.
I have bought three times from this seller and it has been a good deal so far:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1Pc-6mm-Pro-Ca ... 2673528865
I fully understand why stores stopped carrying these inserts but I sure do miss being able to buy just the inserts. It seems like such a waste throwing out perfectly good frames . Granted, these days, very few people change their own wipers and hardly any of those would go to figuring out to replace just the insert.
OP. Those wipers you linked to would work but seem to be quite expensive. My thought on that is based on the fact that I think those wipers are just rubber and not something exotic like silicone wipers.
I seem to change wipers on my car 2x a year and spend about $15 a pair. I generally wait until I find them on sale at Napa/Walmart, etc and get a few pair.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:47 pm
- Year and Model: 03S80T6~08C30T5
- Location: NC
abscate wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:32 am
FCP baby. You know why
IPD does this too, now
Forgot! I think the C30 rear blades are from FCP. Thanks.
1998 S70 T5 - Donated
2003 S80 T6
2008 C30 T5
2019 Atlas SE 4 Motion
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- Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:51 am
- Year and Model: 2001 V70
- Location: Midsouth USA
CARQUEST still carries the inserts. I generally have to have them ordered special, but they get delivered over night to the store from their warehouse. If inserts are too long, I cut off the rubber and metal blades to fit.
I think the sun kills more of my wipers than use in the rain.
2001 V70 T5, 1986 244DL, 1983 245DL, 1975 245DL, 1959 PV544, multiple parts cars.