Yep, never ends with my golf apparently
So the clutch starts biting about 1cm off the floor, pedal feels normal and doesn't judder (though it did a tiny bit before the biting point got low). When the car is off I can easily change gear, but while running it feels like a WWE title match. Crunches in R 99% of the time no matter how long I wait for etc and has pretty much done that since April - adjusting the linkage fixed it till now. 1-2 sometimes crunches and often 1st refuses to go in and occasionally pops back out. Seems to get a little better after warming up.
I had my suspicion the release bearing was on the way out since it made a whining noise when the clutch was in, but found out it could also be down to the hydraulic system. Gears could be synchro related as well. Hopefully not both on the way out!
My question is; what's the best way forward to diagnose it guys?
I've checked the linkage and reset it. Basically came out of nowhere one afternoon.