Well it looks like I may have a slight leak of boost, you can feel a slight dip in power at about 2K and you can hear what sounds like a boost leak. Had a quick visual and it looks like it may be the intercooler pipe connection on the drivers side as there is a fair amount of oil mist about that area.

So how can I get to the drivers side connection with out having the car up on a ramp, will removing the bumper get me to the connection.

Also discovered that the A3 won't go up on my car ramps even with the aid of some wood, managed to put a nice scrape in the lower front bumper - so not best pleased.

Not a good time with the A3 at the moment, still waiting on a reply about the drivers door rust (see my thread).