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the pipes are completely fine, but i got my rad in the mail the other day and i noticed on one side alot of the fins are bent and if u look at it from a certain angle u can see it isnt smooth, compared to the other side which is compltely smooth to touch and look at.

is this a problem...its not leaking but just wondering. i would post pics but @ work
    
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Test for leaks first, then take a tweaser and gently bend them into place
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How bad is it? You can bend the fins just by touching them with a lil bit of force and NOT know it.
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yes leak test first. fins are super easy to bend back like bendng paper.
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Yeah, you can use a small nail to slide back and forth and open those back up easy enough. I have to do that on my quads/dirt bike now and then because of flying debris and power washers tend to flatten the leading edge.

I've also seen this with loose screws or barbs in packaging. Many companies are now taking extra care to prevent that using rad envelopes etc.

A few bent fins won't hurt anything though.
    
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