I have an 03 6i 5 speed with 100K on it and the original clutch. For the last few months (about 8K miles) my clutch pedal has been creaking (for lack of a better word) whenever I push it in. I could feel it in the pedal, the function was fine, it just made noise. I was under the car this weekend doing an oil change and decided to find the source of the creak. I had my wife get in the car and work the pedal. Turns out the noise was coming from inside the transmission. So, I pulled the boot off the clutch fork hole and got my video scope out. Everything looked fine, just quite a bit of clutch dust. I took a can of brake cleaner and gave it 3 shots, about 2 seconds each inside the housing. One toward the top of the fork, one toward the middle and one toward the bottom. I had my wife work the clutch again, the creak was gone! I did the same 3 shots on the other side of the fork (the side toward the slave cylinder) for good measure. After I was done I got in the car myself and pushed the clutch pedal. It was so light, I thought I might have done some damage. I took the car for a test drive, the clutch pedal feels AWESOME, no problems at all. It feels like cutting through warm butter it is so smooth and light. I wish I had done this long ago!