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    Intercooler Fin Straightening?

    I'll prolly be selling my intercooler soonish, but a few of the fins are bent/not straight.

    It looks easy enough to straighten them, but do you need to be ultra careful, or not straighten them at all?

    Anyone got any tips how to do this, i was thinking thin nose pliers or a small screwdriver, although it could take an age doing it like this.

    Or does anyone know any companies that offer this "fixing" service?

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    Here's the proper tool for the job

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CONDENSER-AIR-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Bit expensive though...
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    ahhh! well spotted mate, didnt think of ebay! expensive, but im thinking it may be justified

    How exactly does it work? stick it in and it straightens out?

    Cheers!
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    I would of thought a paralell punch or a non flared screwdriver and a steady hand would suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesy View Post
    ahhh! well spotted mate, didnt think of ebay! expensive, but im thinking it may be justified

    How exactly does it work? stick it in and it straightens out?

    Cheers!
    Just comb it through mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisC View Post
    Just comb it through mate
    im lacking the concept of combing it through lol

    take it you just put one of the plastic bits in the intercooler and that straightens it out, or ?
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    has anyone used one of these, is it worth it, or just stick with a screwdriver or something?
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    After buying the fin comb, I wish i hadnt now.. its not that useful in all honesty, if the fins were like | | | | | rather than like /\ /\ /\ it may work a little better.. but i think im going back to the ole pliers method
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