Question: Manual car jerks until it gets to 2nd gear?
I have a '98 VW Golf (2.0L). The other morning when I started it up, it was jerking and putting until I kicked it up to 2nd gear for the first 5-10 minutes. Then a CHECK ENGINE light comes up! Today it was fine, but the CHECK ENGINE light is still on. Wtf is going on!
Also: when going downhill, is it better to be in neutral/use foot break, or to downshift? When I try to downshift it just sucks to hear the engine stress - is that even great for the engine??