Hi guys. I have a Lupo 3L 1.2tdi. The engine has become louder, my gut feeling tells me it's the exhaust and the increased drone is coming from the right side of the engine bay. We have checked the exhaust system and there are no leaks, catalyst and flex pipe are visually in excellent condition... The car has lived in a very mild climate so it is perfect underneath, no rust whatsoever. The exhaust doesn't touch or hit anything. The car runs and sounds fine at tickover, runs fine, but at about 2000rpm up to 2700 or so it sounds as if there is an exhaust leak, like hearing valves on an old gasoline engine.... it is pretty noisy and it irritates me on longer journeys. Mpg seems excellent, no excessive smoke or cold start issues. Now, the car has undergone some changes, so maybe it has something to do with that... It was an automatic when it was super silent. We changed it to manual due to constant hydraulic shifter problems, and tuned it from 46kw to 59kw. Egr was clogged and I just plugged the hose with a screw. For some reason, after the conversion ASV has been stuck in open position...There are no warning lights on a Lupo. Vcds doesnt pick any errors apart from the ASV error. Any ideas guys as to what can cause increased noise at certain rpm ranges in such a way? i am thinking maybe internal damage to the catalyst or flex pipe? Can it have something to do with timing or injectors? ASv not workin properly or egr delete? How would you go about this? Tahnks a lot!