Whilst my car is off the road (thanks to Siena!) I thought i'd try and sort out some other minor issues that the car has. One of which is that, for the past few thousand miles I have had a creak from the base of the steering column. At least that is where it seems to be coming from. The car drives great and feels tight, apart from the creak.. Rewind back 12 months and Siena (!) took the engine out with the subframe to repair an oil leak / turbo issue and I can only presume something has not been tightened properly and has worked loose - but what? I've been under the car and retightened the subframe bolts (no real movement but i tightened them just the same) and cant feel any play anywhere, but there was definately a slight creak under braking and definately at very slow speeds, usually turning the steering wheel. I realise that you cannot see the car, but what else can i check, what could have been missed and what can I tighten!? Also, I seem to have a fair bit of play in the drivetrain, its always been there (car only has 82k on the clock), but how much is usual? When I get the dash cluster sorted and can get the car mobile again I may have to take it to someone, but the local dealers here in Sussex are rubbish - anyone recommend a good, TRUSTWORTHY(!!) contact that I coud take it to if I cant fix the issue? The only upside to not having my beloved S4 on the road for the past month is that I have nearly forgotten where the local filling stations are..