m30rck, i noticed the other day when it was raining (again!) - steam coming off the bonnet - last time i saw this was on an old cavalier i had 15 years ago which had the bonnet underside mat removed?
checked and nowt there on new car, deffo was there on B6 A4.
not sure whether they should have them or not? My omega had a heatshield. Your right about stem coming off the bonnet, i to had a cavalier that did the same. LOL. By the way Jim, which part of "sunny" scotland are you from?