Heres my situation if you dont mind helping and advising. I have a 03 gti 24v w/o2m gearbox. Had some noises coming from gearbox and first off-the-hip diagnosed a possible output shaft bearing seeing the moise sounded like marbles in 1st gear. Upon pulling gearbox is when i found the stock dual-mass flywheel w/a lot of play with the flywheel. Opted at the time to replace the clutch w/ FST stage 1+ clutch kit. After reassembly and first test drive car feels much better but still have the "marbles grumbling" sound and slight vibration. With clutch not engaged the "marbles" are still there but if you engage the clutch everything is fine. Chatter is not a problem just rev a little higher off the line. I also have BFI stage 2 mounts so everything is more pronounced than stock.
My questions are with your experience and knowledge do you fellas see much wear on the input and output shafts and does the description of my issues sound alonh those parts? I have the ability to do the repairs but am leaning on just letting the experts hand these things, big faer would be missing something or not being able to get parts. I have dropped about $2500 in the last couple of months but before i start modding i want my car reliable and safe. Please any info or guidance you can give me is most appreciated. Thank you Grant Ford