Since I bought my car last year there's been an annoying tick when accelerating hard. Had it checked by Audi and they just stuck it on VAGcom - no error codes came back. Took it to my local VW/Audi specialist and the guy there said it was the flex bit on the downpipe. I've put up with the noise for months and months but I really don't like driving the car hard when it makes such an unsettling noise.
Finally, last week, I decided to go for it and get the DP replaced. Went to Audi and just got the stock part again, with bolts and gaskets, for Ł230 then dropped it off this morning at a specialist garage. I went to pick it up on my way home from work and, after a 5 hour labour bill, at Ł55p/h + VAT, the ticking is now a slightly more fluttery noise, but definitely still there. I almost cried.
I was really hoping that'd be it fixed so I could go ahead and get it remapped and millteked (probably not a word), without worrying when flooring it every once in a while.
Does anyone want an S3 ?