Scirocco Storm Mk1 1980 Wiper Arm

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paulc1967
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Scirocco Storm Mk1 1980 Wiper Arm

Post by paulc1967 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:39 pm

I need a new wiper arm for the front screen. Anyone got one or have any ideas on a substitute fix. it is of course the single sweep arm. My existing arm has shredded its splines to a smooth surface over the past 40 years.



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Re: Scirocco Storm Mk1 1980 Wiper Arm

Post by GT_II » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:04 am

I think the splines are self-cut in the arm by the shaft. If the splines on the shaft are clean and sharp, there are a few fixes suggested online, including inserting an aluminium strip from a drinks can, which might just tighten it up enough for the splines to get a grip.


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Re: Scirocco Storm Mk1 1980 Wiper Arm

Post by paulc1967 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:53 am

GT_II wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:04 am
I think the splines are self-cut in the arm by the shaft. If the splines on the shaft are clean and sharp, there are a few fixes suggested online, including inserting an aluminium strip from a drinks can, which might just tighten it up enough for the splines to get a grip.
Thanks for the suggestion. May be worth a try if conventional sources fail to find a replacement part or an alternative fix using other VW assemblies.