Issue - when releasing the clutch, there is a loud creak from the bellhousing area. Depressing the clutch does not produce the creak - it's only on release. The creak on release is the same whether the car is being driven, or with the engine off.
The clutch works normally, bites in the right place, doesn't slip, and there is no loss of fluid. Before my ownership, the car had a new clutch master cylinder. The slave cylinder is firmly attached to the bellhousing. Before I put my head under the bonnet, I had assumed that the creak was from the clutch pedal pivot/linkage, but I've now eliminated that as the source.
Before going to the trouble of doing an engine out job, I'd thought I'd ask if anybody has had a similar problem, and if/how they resolved it.
Thanks in advance for your help!