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Old 03-19-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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I need to remove the nose on my NA to get the intercooler installed. I searched and found some instructions but I think they were for a NB. I have removed a LOT if screws and retainers, many broke after all these years, but I still cannot get it to budge, I am missing something. Does anyone have any instruction?
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2 screws on each fender

6 bolts on top (clearly visible)

2 hidden nuts, basically right underneath the headlight cover lids

2 support rods on each side

I have been running for 6 months now with no support rods and no hidden nuts. Just the 2 in each fender and the 6 on top. Makes removal a 10-minute job and it's still sturdy.
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"2 hidden nuts, basically right underneath the headlight cover lids"

Thanks, that was it, hidden under the rubber seal for the headlight covers.

Thanks again

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those nuts are the devil. I recently removed the nuts, and removed the studs for them off the front bumper and added Dzus latches from the bumper to fender to do the job of the nuts. Now it takes a couple of minutes to pull the bumper, no jack required, and Dzus hardware is cool - ducati uses them
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