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 £230 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 £55p/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 ?