Originally Posted by WatchThis!
Holding the clutch in at lights and such is a bad practice and causes excessive wear on the throw out bearing. You might want to rethink this habbit.
This is the first time I had heard that, and I've been driving stick since I was a kid. Thanks for the tip!
… and I do not downshift into first gear. Meaning I do not engine brake to first. the clutch is depressed the whole time.
still, back to the original question, what could be the cause of the occasional whine when I do shift it into first?