Originally Posted by mhabs
2) At stoplight with clutch disengaged (6MT), slight clanking noise coming from flywheel (almost sounds like a diesel engine). Disappears when engage (press down) clutch pedal
Got a smile from this one. I know that sound all too well. At idle there's a bit of play built in so when you're running at full tilt and high temperature everything snugs up nicely. Perfectly normal.
You should hear my E34 M5 at idle in neutral. Some truly epic clanking. Engage the clutch and voila
The E34 also goes CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK if you come off the clutch too quickly while decelerating in first gear at low speeds. Funny to think that M cars still do this after all of these years.