Hi all. After reading through these forums for a while, I've finally worked up the courage to start my own thread here, and ask for help. I have a ming blue 98 A3, 1.8t AGU, lefthand drive, which has done 140k miles (226k km's). When I bought it, it already had lowering springs fitted, as well as wider 18" wheels (225/40). It also has chav speakers in the rear window shelf, which I am desperate to get rid of. It has a Clifford alarm system, which is actually a pretty nice addition. After I had it about 4 weeks, it decided to run on 3 cylinders, and since I knew f-all about cars and engines and whatnot at the time, I took it to the local audi dealer, which set about replacing **** which didnt fix the problem, until they decides it needed a new ECU. ****** expensive fix that was, but they had to give me a free courtesy car for 2 weeks, and I wouldnt pay for the new plugs they fitted for no good reason, so in the end not a bad deal really. Anyway, new valve cover gasket (if I'm translating that right), new plugs and new ECU. I also had the deathtrap chinese tires replaced by Eagle F1s, and when the muffler decided to lose one of the two tips, I replaced the muffler too. Note to self, look underneath car before buying one. Anyway, now my baby has decided it sometimes doesnt want to start with a warm engine. When its cold, it takes a second or two to pick up, but when it's hot, if I park it for 10 minutes then try to start, the starter will turn but the engine won't run. Excuse any wonky technical talk, like I said, I know very little about cars, and the things I do know are often in the wrong language. Anyway, anyone seen this before? Also, pulling the handbrake lever causes a clang noise, seemingly under the car, needs investigating. The plastic cover on the handbrake is also loose, which annoys me. I tried to do a boost leak test earlier tonight, but I have no garage available and it got dark before I could finish, but there appears to be a leak in the hose which runs from the DV to this metal pipe behind the engine (god I feel dumb saying that). Leak got worse when bending the hose up, but couldnt find any holes on the thing. Meh, I need a garage, and an illustrated parts manual. Anyway, thanks for reading, cya round.