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    38XX Windshield Wipers

    Does anyone know how to remove the saddle that is attached to the steel wiper blade holder? I’ve tried WD40 without luck. The nut, or whatever it is that is attached to the bolt, is fused tight. It’s also so narrow that I can’t grab hold of it with anything to try and unscrew the bolt.

    Barring removing the bolt does anyone know where I could source a new blade complete with the saddle, or even retrofit with some other idea?

    1989 Bayliner 3818
    175HP Hino EH700
    Stones Marina Nanaimo

    #2
    The first mistake was using WD-40. You need something that really works. PB Blaster would be a minimum product but the best is called Kroil by Kano Labs and you can get it on line with a Google. Even better than just plain Kroil is called Sili-Kroil which has silicone in it to provide lube in addition to penetration capabilities.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=silikroil...l_926qic6r31_e
    Future 4788 Owner
    Charleston, S.C.

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      #3
      Soak in some good penetrant as suggested by sportscar. The clamp the saddle in a vice, not terribly tight, just to prevent twisting. Using the closed end of a combination wrench or a good socket attempt to loosen. Use a steady pressure until it breaks free. If reasonable pressure fails to loosen I’d suggest you heat the unit with a propane torch then reattempt.
      Jim Gandee
      1989 3888
      Hino 175's
      Fire Escape
      [email protected]
      Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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        #4
        Does anyone know where to get the rubber wiper blade?

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          #5
          Heating and cooling cycles and spraying with penetrant as joint cools. Some impact while trying to turn can help. Be careful heating. The penetrants can be pretty toxic. Be patient and usually you can get it freed up.
          2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
          12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
          MV Kia Orana
          Currently Enjoying the PNW

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            #6
            Most every decent size marine store would have them as would on line stores. You need to know the length, after that it’s a matter of the replacement having all of the parts you need. Not the angle of the blade to arm before you take it apart and be very careful with heat from the torch getting near the windshield.
            P/C Pete
            Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
            1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
            Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
            MMSI 367770440

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              #7
              I use a butane pencil type torch when I need precision. I think I paid about $20-30 for the one I have. Part of the idea is to heat the items separately. If you are trying to remove a nut, heat the nut not the stud. That expands the nut.
              2000 4788 w Cummins 370's, underhulls, swim step hull extension
              12' Rendova center console with 40HP Yamaha
              MV Kia Orana
              Currently Enjoying the PNW

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