After some hectic months, but with relatively trouble free motoring, the car decided to let me know it was still there!
Driving merrily along dual carriageway today, neither quickly nor erratically, when I heard a pop. No errors flashed up but car obviously down on power. Pulled over and saw straight away that the charge air pipe had apparently come loose. Got it replaced and off I went. Two seconds later and it was off again. Replaced again and revved the car whilst an innocent bystander kept an eye on the pipe. At about 3 1/2 or 4k he told me to stop as the pipe seemed to be coming off again. At that I just eased home at around 2k or so.
So my question is - what would force the pipe off? It's silicone, 6 months old, and I am not aware of any previous issues. It has 'spat' fluid and gunk over the surrounding area, so I cannot say whether the residue around the other end of the charge air and intercooler pipes is fresh or not.
Have had a look online and don't mind researching this way if someone could please point me in the right direction. There must be a more technical term than that of my post title!!
Thanks very much