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It's not really a big deal though... rad performance won't be affected as long as there are no punctures.
Agreed. A seasoned WC'er will see that the fins are just bent, not punctured. The water doesn't even go through every little fin, it goes through flow tubes connected to the fins. See this thread for proof.

Maybe there's something that duckie and I can't see from the picture, but it definitely just looks like a few bent fins, which won't affect performance in any noticeable way.
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I don't see a center... the water seems to flow around on the outsides...
The fins could be "for that radiator and newer ones" interconnected to that center pipe like thing, its hard for me to explain it. I have the image in my head from fixing the 2 rads that had pin holes.

Edit: could there be a way totally different design, i might say it could be a different design from cars and what not and then again new technology is coming out by the sec so the design could be way different from what I worked with.
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No punctures? As in where the water flows through?

Several areas of the rad are unusable... how will that NOT affect performance?
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I don't see a center... the water seems to flow around on the outsides...
Please define "unusable"? If you don't know how a rad works, how are you determining this?

The water flows along narrow channels along the fins. Each longitudinal fin has a thin tube in the center. It looks like just some of the fins just got bent. NOT A BIG DEAL. Air can still flow around them and heat can still be extracted. No water flows around the outside except at the two ends. Performance impact is negotiable.
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Agreed. A seasoned WC'er will see that the fins are just bent, not punctured. The water doesn't even go through every little fin, it goes through flow tubes connected to the fins. See this thread for proof.
ty, sorry for my bad explaination.

Edit: goto a near autozone and pick up a radiator comb and comb out the fins to straighten them back in place if they do not replace it.
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post #25 of 43
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Agreed. A seasoned WC'er will see that the fins are just bent, not punctured. The water doesn't even go through every little fin, it goes through flow tubes connected to the fins. See this thread for proof.

Maybe there's something that duckie and I can't see from the picture, but it definitely just looks like a few bent fins, which won't affect performance in any noticeable way.
No, like I said it's way worse than the picture. Very crappy camera.

The fins are bent, torn, and ripped off.
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post #26 of 43
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No, like I said it's way worse than the picture. Very crappy camera.

The fins are bent, torn, and ripped off.
better then my 360GTX i got from dangerden... a group of fins decided to fall off, so theres a chunk of fins just hanging out.. but its my best performing rad thus far

looks like someone stuck there fingers in there, and does look like just a bunch of bent fins. lets hope the replace it but it wont hurt anything but your heart
    
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post #27 of 43
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No, like I said it's way worse than the picture. Very crappy camera.

The fins are bent, torn, and ripped off.
But how much surface area is that in relation to the rest of the rad? .5%? .3%?

As long as the channels aren't punctured, it won't affect performance.
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Any chance you have an aircompressor to pressure test it? other wise run it into a radiator shop and have them pressure test it at its PSI limit.
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Any chance you have an aircompressor to pressure test it? other wise run it into a radiator shop and have them pressure test it at its PSI limit.
Where would I do that? Autozone?
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post #30 of 43
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Where would I do that? Autozone?
Na not autozone but they Might! a local radiator shop, check out your phone book for local radiator shops .

Edit: get the psi for that radiator so they do not put to much psi into it.
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