Are Old Wipers Slow?

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by stevep28, 24 November 2011.

  1. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Seems when driving either the Capri or Escort in the wet the windscreen wipers are very slow compared to our 'modern' family car.
    Yet when I drove the cars as dailys in the 80's they seemed fine, so are they really slow compared to modern cars?
    Do the wiper motors wear out/slow down with age? Can they be speeded up?
    Or is this just another joy of driving a classic?
     
  2. 2.8iman

    2.8iman Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yup, fraid so matey!

    Most of my Capris were slower, just the way it is really.

    2.8iman...
     
  3. mattylad

    mattylad Registered Capri Power Member

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    mine are painfully slow compared to the ones in my transit... very frustrating!
     
  4. rossored86

    rossored86 Registered Capri Power Member

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    new focus RS is amazing
    a bit like black and white telly in comparison a new plasma or LED

    similar result but modern is just a bit? (understatement) better.

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  5. Laser

    Laser Laser Staff Member Moderator

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    even the youngest wiper motor is 25 years old !
    fitted a new rear wiper off a 30k mile capri whohhh hold on its fast ! hardly been used and its a lot faster
    so when i get the chance and some pennies think i will go for the fronts too!
    :thumbup1:
     
  6. chris249

    chris249 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I like it that their not fast, I call em graceful [​IMG]

    When I was driving the morris minor everyday, as it runs a dynamo, the wipers speed up with engine revs so therefore the faster your driving the faster they wipe, unintentionally worked rather well!
     
  7. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Presumably the old motors can't be refurbed then?
    Anyone fitted one from a newer car?
    I think I'll keep an eye out for a newer one...
     

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