Wanted to start a build thread to document what I have done to the car as always so here is is a 2008 Audi A5 TDI. with the TT back seats winding me up for the last time I decided it was time for a change. I knew I wanted a 2 door car but was originally going to buy a 335d but I must admit darkside developments Audi made me look at these in a different light along with Karls build thread and keeping a quattro system I decided to go and look at a local one to me. After seeing the car and giving it a good check over there was loads wrong with it! so i ended up offering the guy alot less money than he was asking for but what i thought the car was worth. we agreed a price and a few weeks ago I collected the car and set about sorting it. The list of issues were as follows: desperately needing a full service. Audi music display really dull needs replacing doesnt get up to temp boost leak/turbo wont know until i rip bits apart. 2" pipework for FMIC swirl flaps 1 3 6 glow plugs Air con doesnt work could be anything. alloys scuffed rear bumper scuffed needs repair rear brakes need doing front left tyre Leather needs a good clean and some dying as its faded in the usual places including some paint on the leather which needs to be removed. Tinted lights I just dont like them personally Badges still on the car. Suspension I am sure has seen better days and needs a few bits changing basic coding. No cruise control. So after that list of issues here are the positives. Its Black It has a FMIC the DPF has been gutted. its had a remap. however I am more than likely going to get it re done as i have no paperwork and no idea who did the map. rear back boxes have been deleted. clearly someone loved this car but didn't know or spend money in the right areas. and the last positive is I am not scared to get my hands dirty. So first things first got the car home I then set about pulling the front end off the car to try and assess if it was actually a boost leak or the turbo. After pulling all the pipework off I found this.. Along with all the pipes filled with expanding foam! I managed to source the original Audi pipes and used the existing 3'' to 2.5'' 45 deg reducers and some 2.5'' connectors i bought to rehash the pipework. Taking on the turbo intake pipe there was zero play in the turbo it actually looks quite new.