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Is my radiator damaged?

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Hi!

I got this radiator second hand and I noticed that it's a little damaged as you can see on the picture.

Some of the "small metal things" (dunno the right word for it) are bent and look like they have rust on them.

Does this affect the performance a lot?

I haven't had time to try out the water system yet.

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Thanks a lot! I'm a little worried
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They are called fins. I think we have the same radiator... the fins are supposed to be brass/copper alloy, so i figured that it was just not properly painted (mine was new). What radiator is that?
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Hardly. That's just the copper peeking out from underneath the black paint. smile.gif The "small metal things" are (radiator) fins.
    
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i dont see anything that looks even a little out of the ordinary.
    
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They are called fins. I think we have the same radiator... the fins are supposed to be brass/copper alloy, so i figured that it was just not properly painted (mine was new). What radiator is that?

I was supposed to say fins but then I changed my mind! tongue.gif

It's an EKWB, not sure about the model, It might be XT 240.

I also thought it should be copper and maybe the paint fell off?
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Hardly. That's just the copper peeking out from underneath the black paint. smile.gif The "small metal things" are (radiator) fins.

That's what I was hoping for! Thank you!
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i dont see anything that looks even a little out of the ordinary.

Thanks! Now I feel good >: )
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Enjoy your new rad! Once you place fans on it, you'll forget all about it. wink.gif
    
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Enjoy your new rad! Once you place fans on it, you'll forget all about it. wink.gif

Thanks!

Well now I can go to bed without being worried, 04.20 AM so I better get some sleep ^_^

Thanks again all! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 9
No, you can even bend the fins quite a bit and straighten them back out without any problem or measurable loss in performance. I do it all the time in repairing my ATVs and dirt bikes after flying rocks and debris do their damage to the fins. I just sit there with a small nail in some vise grips and go back and forth opening up the channels. As long as a rad doesn't leak, it's usable.thumb.gif
    
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