Sitting in traffic today in neutral, clutch out i noticed a grinding clanking type of noise coming from underneath the car, behind me. When I depressed the clutch, it disapeared. Listening closer, I could hear the noise when moving slowly in first gear, but was soon replaced with the engine noise. I then checked my clutch travel and noticed that the clutch engaging about 4 inches off the floor. There doesn't seem to be any trouble changing gears yet or stiffness in the clutch. I drove to my local porsche repairer and he said it was most likely a problem with the flywheel and given the mileage (36,000 km (22.5K miles)) it would most likely need a cluth replacement too. Was wondering if anyone had had this type of problem, as in the noise and flywheel issue, i searched through similar threads but couldn't find one specifically like this. A $3000+ dollar repair bill 10 weeks after ownership wasn't quite what i was hoping for. That was the price of a plenum/software re-flash and borla........ bummer.