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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Wipers parked on the passenger side Reply with quote

Wouldn't it make more sense...?

Out of the drivers eyeline most of the time...?

Or am I missing something...?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree as you could see the lines of the bonnet etc. Problem I suppose is that the screen would initially take longer to clear. However, who drives a 993 in the rain?

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https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/pcar_com/Wiperreversal2.htm
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't the cup cars have a single arm parked in the centre Question
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Problem I suppose is that the screen would initially take longer to clear. However, who drives a 993 in the rain?


I did think about that but we're talking about 1 second? I do drive mine all year round but the wipers still only get used 5% of the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it makes absolute sense for the wipers to park on the drivers side - it ensures the screen in front of you gets cleared first. Never thought of it as impeding my view in any way - I'm certainly not tall and my seat is in the lower position.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it because Porsche couldn't be bothered to re-engineer the car for the right hand drive market?[/b]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two central wipers were an afterthought that had to be added when management rejected the original design plan of a single central wiper at the last minute because "we're not f***ing Mercedes".

Don't think I've even paraphrased, think that might be a quote.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it because Porsche couldn't be bothered to re-engineer the car for the right hand drive market?[/b]


The wipers park on the left on LHD cars so its evidently deliberate. As said above, probably a safety thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it because Porsche couldn't be bothered to re-engineer the car for the right hand drive market?[/b]


LHD vehicles park the wipers on the left, so it's an engineering decision to leave them in front of the driver
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep mine park on the left. Never found them to restrict my vision.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

decgraham wrote:
Yep mine park on the left. Never found them to restrict my vision.

ATB Smile


It definitely take a few weeks to get use to but I don't notice them at all now and they are super efficient I find
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are always parked on the drivers side whether lhd or rhd to ensure the better coverage on the drivers side

when you run your wipers you're see that the passenger side doesn't quite have the coverage of the drivers side since they are offset to the drivers side

added that the 2 wipers are closer together so ensuring maximum performance
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not realise the 993 had wipers Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this what you lot talk about when the cars are put away to sleep Sleepy Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't the passenger get a line of water running up the screen after a wash/ wipe? If the wipers were parked on the left then the driver would get this.

If you remove the wiper relay then the wipers will stop immediately on the screen in whatever position they were when you turned them off by the stalk - so you can get them to park on the left. You do also lose the intermittent wipe though.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart rix wrote:
I think it makes absolute sense for the wipers to park on the drivers side - it ensures the screen in front of you gets cleared first. Never thought of it as impeding my view in any way - I'm certainly not tall and my seat is in the lower position.


As already mentioned, the advantage of being cleared first is pretty minimal. Probably similar to the amount of distraction they cause Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
they are always parked on the drivers side whether lhd or rhd to ensure the better coverage on the drivers side

when you run your wipers you're see that the passenger side doesn't quite have the coverage of the drivers side since they are offset to the drivers side

added that the 2 wipers are closer together so ensuring maximum performance


"Coverage" would be the same wherever they park so that's a red herring.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
Is this what you lot talk about when the cars are put away to sleep Sleepy Happy

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Harsh but true. Although never used we worry about our wipers. Where should the front ones be parked and whether there should be one on the back.

Attached photo shows how badly the wipers obscure my vision -passenger's view is obscured by a 911Uk decal
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An old post about it ..

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=52809&highlight=wipers
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopeydaze wrote:
Attached photo shows how badly the wipers obscure my vision -passenger's view is obscured by a 911Uk decal


That's more like it Thumb
 
  
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