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Do this again with the clutch pressed down .
But sounds like a crankshaft grind .
Let me know if any difference with the clutch pressed.
Yes Pull the transmission, looks like you may have the fly wheel damage or the spacer plate was not used .
see now that you have a manual most likely is something catching there .
You could also drop the oil in a clean container and check for metal particles, this will also
give you a sign of internal damage IF any ,Silver and brass colour will be main / rod bearings .
Please get back to me and keep me updated .