Last summer we noticed a whining noise coming from Project Cappuccino while sitting at stop lights. The moment we put the clutch in to grab a gear, that noise went away. That is indicative of a worn clutch release bearing. We also noticed the clutch engaged very high on the pedal travel and no amount of adjusting on the clutch cable would fix this. This was a sign the clutch itself was also worn. A clutch replacement is a rather intensive DIY job and a perfect winter time project for our Cappuccino while it hides from the Rust Belt salt that will eat it alive.