Hi all, as above really but only happens in 1st, at low rev's and on release of the clutch pedal. seems like the grinding is coming from more the drivers side(but that might just be me!). this problem started a couple of days ago. ive had abit of a search on here and google but cant find much (only on a 2.0l tdi 8p, which doesnt have an answer!). some people have suggested that it might be the gearbox(1st gear teeth stripped), flywheel/clutch(probably the original) or thrust bearing? i really hope they are scare mongering as i have nil pounds! Car is 1.8t AGU lump on stage 1 remap. as always guys thanks for the help! Tom.