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Old 12-06-2003, 06:28 AM
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What size was the silicone blade that you got for the W124? I found that the 24" Bosch Micro Edge Excel won't work for me - the mounting clip is in the center (it's a bit offset on the OEM blade) and the tip of the wiper would hit the gasket at the side and top of the windshield.
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:31 PM
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24" carbon fibre with black blade, it seemed to work pretty good. I do however like the bosch locking system a little better, but it wont work on the silblades. But the Silblades wipe much better.
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:49 AM
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Really?

The 24" Bosch blade I bought for my w124 was actually a little SHORTER than the OEM MB blade that was on it before. It fits perfectly and snaps right in. Still, the locking sys is not as good as the OEM, but still fine.

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Old 12-09-2003, 11:17 AM
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The discrepancies with these W124 wiper blades is because somewhere along the line, MB modified the wiper arm and made it shorter. The new arm still takes a 24" blade but with the clip located more to the center.

Good explanation here:

http://www.zoiedog.com/hoyt/mbz/wiper-system/300TE-wiper.html
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:04 PM
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Range Rover 1991 Range Rover Hunter (only one with cloth seats), thats what the lady wanted, so she ordered it with a sunroof. I had 120,000 miles as of 1994, the lady drove from san diego to Los Angeles almost every day. We bought it, not it has almost 200,000 miles on it. At 160,000 miles we rolled in new main and rod bearing from underneith the car, and that sure made a difference along with new injectors. You should try it.

Thanks for the Info on the wiper arm.
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1992 500E 156k mi sold
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:45 PM
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I've been buying Bosch 24 inch blades for years but as of the last year or so they stopped selling the inserts. I found my last batch at the clearance pile and I bought them all. Now I am looking at buying the entire wiper arm and blade in order to get the blade. I don't want to do that everytime I need to change the blade! Do you guys see the same thing happening out there or is it just me? I've looked everywhere I go for just 24 inch blade inserts and save for some cheapo brands everybody is selling entire wiper assemblies now. Can't justify buying that twice a year.
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:52 PM
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It is because Americans as a whole are so lazy.

Buy the silblade it lasts 5 years guaranteed. And I know this first hand.
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1988 300 CE AMG Hammer 15k mi sold
1986 300E Amg Hammer 88k mi sold
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Old 12-10-2003, 04:07 AM
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The Bosch wiper blade inserts are available from Fastlane, they're $9 each I think.
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Old 12-11-2003, 11:54 PM
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Mono Blade

You know what is really cool is that at a stop light with the mono wiper on high, it slightly shakes the entire car and slings water on people at the bus stop.
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