No really tho... If you dont have insurance I would try to contact the seller and see if they may help you out with a return. If not then you could try and bend it back but its gonna be hard to do without breaking it. If you get it close I bet it will be ok since you have a O-ring that seals that connection.
No way would I put in the time (or the labor costs) to put that part in the truck. It isn't worth it for me. I would first check with the seller, then I would eat the cost and pick up another one. To me its not worth the risk.
Next time ensure the package is insured, hard lesson learned. Was this a private seller, or a vendor/parts joint?
The seller was someone from my home town. My mom sent it to me and didn't insure it. And the box was jacked up pretty bad. I was worried when I saw it, and sure enough. I'm thinking I'm going to give it a go, and check for milkshake. If it does it will give me a reason to have some drinks and year her back down. I don't really see where that flange has a purpose other that retaining an o ring. Time will tell I guess.
Hey thanks sinner! I'm pretty good with metal. We'll se if I can straighten it. If not it is what it is. Just my luck though. Now that 500 bucks for head gaskets arps and an oil cooler isn't as good as a deal as I thought it was.
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