For some reason I get a quite loud rattle that lasts for about a second somewhere in front of me when I clutch-in at anything above 3.5k RPM. Anyone know what this might be?
I'd think at 7K miles it shouldn't be the throwout bearing, however:
Is the clutch pedal in proper adjustment? There should be free play at the top of the pedal. On mine there's about 2 inches.
Don't take this wrong, but you're not riding the clutch pedal, are you? if you're resting your foot on the pedal even a little bit, it will push the throwout bearing against the pressure plate fingers causing it the spin. Again, I'm not accusing you of not knowing how to use a clutch, just trying to help diagnose.....