In January, I bought a 2008 1.8 Tdci Mondeo Hatchback. It has a 6 forward gear box. This is my first experience with diesel engine and I have little experience with a manual transmission. I bought the car from a dealer who guarenteed the drive train the car so I expect the clutch was looked at carefully before I bought it and it had it's 120,000 Kilometer servicing in June from the dealer.
When I down shift from third to second, the car will sometimes judder and I must go to 1st. None of this is smooth. I am mishandling the gears in this car or there is a mechnical problem that needs attention? I expect that the car should proceed smoothly by shifting into second in these circustances However. I understand that this car is a bit underpowered with a 1.8.
Any way, I'd appreciate any ideals or suggestions.