FIAT 500 ABARTH FRONT MOUNTED
10mm socket, suitable extension and ratchet
17mm socket, suitable extension and ratchet
10mm ratchet spanner
Flat bladed screwdriver
7mm clamp drive
1 x Intercooler
1 x Crash bar
1 x 90 degree silicone hose
2 x large silicone hoses
1 x 40 diameter joiner
1 x 45 diameter joiner
3 x 50 diameter jubilee clip
3x 55 diameter jubilee clip
1 x 70 diameter jubilee clip
4 x 6mm Penny washers
4 x M6 12mm long bolts
3 x Zip ties
1. Park the vehicle securely, then raise /jack the front of the car and support with axle stands
so that the front wheels are clear of the ground. Now open the bonnet/hood and start on
the right hand side, after turning the steering wheel, so the wheels are on full lock allowing
access to the plastic cover (see photo above). Take the cover off, you will now see the
connector for the lights. To remove, push down on the small clip and pull backwards. Undo
the T30 screw and the two Pozidriv/Phillips screws; repeat this operation on the left hand
2. Additionally on the left hand side you will need to pull back the arch liner. You should see
another connecter (see above). Pull the clip down and pull away to disconnect.
View of passenger side
3. Looking under the car up at the arch liner there is a pozidriv/Phillips screw, undo this on
both sides of the vehicle.
4. Undo the six 10mm bolts on the under tray using a 10mm socket and ratchet and remove.
5. Undo the three T30 screws holding the bumper to the chassis.
6. Pull the bumper away from the wing in the direction of the arrows with a firm but even
pressure, taking care not to bend the bumper too much as this may crack the top edge.
7. Undo the last four T30 screws taking care as there will be nothing holding the bumper on,
once the screws are removed gently pull the bumper away from the car and place to one
10 mm bolts
8. Now the bumper is off you will see a large black pipe which is connected to a rubber hose
from the turbo, it has a ‘use once’ only clip this must be broken to remove. Undo the two
10mm bolts holding the pipe to the chassis and pull the clip out which is holding the hose to
9. At the other end of the pipe, undo the last 10mm bolt, which secures the pipe to the chassis,
using the 10mm ratchet spanner, and pull the clip out which is holding the hose to the pipe.
This pipe is now free and can be taken off the car.
10. Looking at the back of the radiator you will see a large black pipe which is connected to a
rubber hose from the passenger side intercooler, it has a ‘use once’ only clip this must be
broken to remove. Undo the 10mm bolt shown, to remove the bracket keep to one side as
this will need to be replaced once the pipe is removed.
11. Looking at the driver’s side of the pipe again the use ‘once only’ clip must be broken, remove
the 10mm bolt and keep bracket to one side to be replaced after pipe is removed
12. Looking up you will see where the pipe joins in the middle going up to the rubber hose
joining it to the inlet manifold pull this clip off, now the pipe is free to be removed
13. From under the car looking up again you will see the rubber hose you have just disconnected
from the metal pipe, again the ‘use once’ clip must be broken and then remove rubber
14. The brackets that were taken off with the metal pipe in steps 10 + 11 need to be replaced
with the original bolts.
15. Undo the clip holding the washer bottle pipe and undo the 10mm bolt on the driver’s side,
you will now be able to remove the complete intercooler unit by pulling upwards with an
even force to release the bottom pegs from the rubber grommets.
16. Undo the 10mm bolt and the 10mm nut holding the horn and intercooler on the passenger
side, you will now be able to remove the complete intercooler unit by pulling upwards, with
an even force to release the bottom pegs from the rubber grommets.
17. Using the bolt that was holding the intercooler move the horn up to the existing threaded
hole and replace the bolt relocating the horn in a new position.
18. Looking down on the crash bar you will see three clips holding the washer bottle hose in
position remove these with your screw driver.
19. Undo the four 17mm bolts and the one 10mm bolt retaining the crash bar. Repeat on the
other side and remove the crash bar from the car.
20. Using the zip ties supplied in the kit reattach the washer bottle hose to the chassis as above.
Your Abarth is now ready to start fitting the upgraded intercooler!
21. Fit the intercooler loosely to the new crash bar using the 4 M6 bolts and 4 penny washers.
22. Using the two 10mm bolts reattach the crash bar lining the spacers up and keep a 5mm gap
between the bottom of the crash bar and the top of the chassis. When the crash bar is in
the correct position replace the eight 17mm bolts.
23. Push the intercooler upwards until it is flush with the upper crash bar and tighten up the
four 10mm bolts.
24. Push the coupler into the stock rubber hose and tighten a 50mm jubilee clip around the
rubber hose, put the two remaining 50mm jubilee clips on the 90 degree silicon hose before
installing, and then push the short leg of the 90 degree silicon joiner onto the intercooler
and the long leg into the coupler. Now tighten the 50mm jubilee clips on the silicon hose.
25. Push the long silicon hose onto the intercooler with a 55mm jubilee clip and do up in such a
way that the bulky part of the clip is not on the bottom of the pipe as the intercooler sits
slightly lower than stock. The silicon should be tight against the crash bar and going over
the bracket of the old intercooler.
26. Push the 45mm diameter joiner in the other end of the long silicon hose you have just fitted,
and tighten the jubilee clip. With the remaining silicon hose loosely fit the 70mm and 55mm
jubilees clips, push the large end on the existing plastic pipe (see photo below) and connect
the other end to the joiner and do up the jubilee clips. Follow points 1-7 in reverse order to
refit the bumper, installation is complete!
ENGINEERED FOR PERFORMANCE