Revitalised Wiper Delay

#41
Definitely worthwhile, and worthwhile doing it before the wipers need to be in more regular use :shock: which is one reason I did it now rather than later.


Thanks:- hope it helps.


Fortunately a fairly straightforward job, just a little bit messy with all the grease around :(


Legend??? Now you're just embarrassing me. There are plenty of others on this forum who, IMHO, have and deserve legendary status, but I don't count myself as one of them, and I will be sure not to use any black and white photos since you like the coloured ones so much :p


Think yourself lucky, 112 pictures in all were taken, I just spared you from them all :shock: iPhones are so useful for capturing step-by-step procedures like this :p
Great job and thanks for that!
One humble question: My delay isnt working neither, so could it maybe be only the delay governor or is it very likely to do all the work you have so fabulously done?! Thanks a lot!
 
#42
If your normal slow and fast speed wipers work, and they park correctly, then you probably don't need to do the complete strip-down.

When you switch to delay what happens? Do the wipers not even start or do they stop midway, or just don't stop?

If they don't start then it's likely to be the electrical connections on the delay governor switch.

If they stop midway then the governor switch is not changing state, which could again be the electrical connections or that the governor switch has not been activated mechanically.

If they start, do a single sweep and then stop forever, then the governor switch is getting stuck, and if they start and never stop then either the governor switch is not being activated, or the foam in the top of the governor has perished, giving the effect of zero delay.

Hope this helps.
 
#43
If your normal slow and fast speed wipers work, and they park correctly, then you probably don't need to do the complete strip-down.

When you switch to delay what happens? Do the wipers not even start or do they stop midway, or just don't stop?

If they don't start then it's likely to be the electrical connections on the delay governor switch.

If they stop midway then the governor switch is not changing state, which could again be the electrical connections or that the governor switch has not been activated mechanically.

If they start, do a single sweep and then stop forever, then the governor switch is getting stuck, and if they start and never stop then either the governor switch is not being activated, or the foam in the top of the governor has perished, giving the effect of zero delay.

Hope this helps.
Nothing happens when I start the delay and no difference between slow and fast speed.
 
#44
If your normal slow and fast speed don't work correctly as well as the delay, then I would suspect either the main wiper switch in the car, the electrical connections on the wiper motor, or the wiper motor winding.

Before even looking at the delay, I think you need to get the normal slow and fast speeds working first.
You need to get a voltmeter on the wiper connections and see what reading you get for slow and fast speed before further diagnosis.
 
#45
If your normal slow and fast speed don't work correctly as well as the delay, then I would suspect either the main wiper switch in the car, the electrical connections on the wiper motor, or the wiper motor winding.

Before even looking at the delay, I think you need to get the normal slow and fast speeds working first.
You need to get a voltmeter on the wiper connections and see what reading you get for slow and fast speed before further diagnosis.
Thanks a lot!!
 

Barten

Active Member
#46
Today I followed this excellent article and sorted out the wipers on my 3500s 1972. Thanks for very good descriptions and pictures!
Regards, Barten
 

falkor

Active Member
#48
this is one of the mightiest threads on this site, well Post 1 is sheer magic, should get an Award!!! Fantastic reading Phil :) fabulous

I had the delay windscreen wipers working on both of my early P6s , never a problem with them, I have just bought another P6 but sadly the delay is not working :( looks like all the info is right here on this thread :D
 
#49
this is one of the mightiest threads on this site, well Post 1 is sheer magic, should get an Award!!! Fantastic reading Phil :) fabulous

I had the delay windscreen wipers working on both of my early P6s , never a problem with them, I have just bought another P6 but sadly the delay is not working :( looks like all the info is right here on this thread :D
Still good to know it is helping others on here nearly six years on!!!

I see in other posts it looks like you have a workshop manual coming? I wrote this article in the same order as the genuine Rover workshop manual, (and not the HBOL). Reason being, you would like to think that Rover knew what they were doing, and also that my pictures would tie in for anyone who is following the procedure by reading the genuine manual as well.

Good luck in getting the delay repaired.
 
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