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Old August 8, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Hello guys, I accidentally dropped something on my rad while cleaning, is this considered bad damage, or it should still be effective.

The other side is in mint condition..

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Old August 8, 2010, 12:29 PM
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I only see aesthetic damage. As long as it's not leaking, it's still fine.
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Old August 8, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Assuming that it hasn't pierced a water channel, it's not really that big of a deal when you consider what percentage of the total surface area is affected. If it were mine, I'd use a jewelers' screwdriver in an attempt to straighten them out for best airflow and just carry on from there.
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Old August 8, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Is there a hole in it? If not carefully use a small flathead screwdriver or something like that to straighten the bent fins back out. It should have minimal effect on the cooling.

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Old August 8, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Looks as if only the fins were damage.

It'll be fine.
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My rads generally are so bruised and bent up. The only real issue it will cause is aesthetics.
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Old August 8, 2010, 12:55 PM
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My rads generally are so bruised and bent up. The only real issue it will cause is aesthetics.

Ya, it looks like you hit a grasshopper in Saskatchewan doing a buck-twenty.
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Ya, it looks like you hit a grasshopper in Saskatchewan doing a buck-twenty.
Some of our grasshoppers here do more damage than that.
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Some of our grasshoppers here do more damage than that.
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Do a quick "blow test". Plug one of the holes of the rad with a stop fitting or your thumb and blow into the other hole really hard and put your tong on it to seal it. If there is no air leaking you air fine.
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