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Old 11-10-2022, 04:20 PM   #1
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Went to the post office to get my intercooler today, and unpackaged it to find out it was damaged in transit. Any tips on fixing this? When the package was on its sides all the weight was on the elbows, there weren't any supports inside to distribute the weight off of the elbows. It must have suffered a drop.

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Old 11-10-2022, 04:38 PM   #2
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looks just like the damage that @threewagons had.
https://turbobricks.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=88
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One of the flanges was dented pretty badly, so I reached to KL and they offered to refund me 40 euro if I was able to repair it myself. The aluminum was more ductile than I expected, I was able to straighten it with a ball peen hammer in about 2 minutes.
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Old 11-10-2022, 04:47 PM   #3
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I think I'd try to use an exhaust pipe spreader rather than a hammer. I prefer a smooth application of torque.
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Old 11-10-2022, 04:51 PM   #4
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I think I'd try to use an exhaust pipe spreader rather than a hammer. I prefer a smooth application of torque.
That's a good idea, you can rent one at O'Reilly's.
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Old 11-10-2022, 04:55 PM   #5
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Also use some heat
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Old 11-10-2022, 07:27 PM   #6
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Mine was delivered with the exact same damage. Heat it up and beat it back to shape.
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Old 11-10-2022, 07:48 PM   #7
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Old 11-11-2022, 06:25 PM   #8
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looks just like the damage that @threewagons had.
https://turbobricks.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=88
Beat me to it! It's a very ductile aluminum, hammering it out was no problem. I've heard many people have this problem, you'd think they'd reconfigure their packaging
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:11 PM   #9
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Yes, will heat up and give this a go.
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Beat me to it! It's a very ductile aluminum, hammering it out was no problem. I've heard many people have this problem, you'd think they'd reconfigure their packaging
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Old 11-12-2022, 06:10 PM   #10
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obnoxious that it came that way but as others have said, heat and a pipe expander should make short work
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Old 11-12-2022, 06:45 PM   #11
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Same thing with mine but not nearly as munched.
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Old 11-13-2022, 09:50 AM   #12
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Mine arrived a week ago - I got worried after reading this as I could tell it was rattling around inside the box. I guess I lucked out, both ends looks good

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Old 11-13-2022, 10:54 PM   #13
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Yeah mine came in a beat up box but no damage. You would think they would reinforce box with cardboard to avoid damage during transit.
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