Got a problem with my Astra MK3 2.0 sport.
Whenever i am slowing down, and change down into 2nd like when taking a turn for example without having to actually stop, unless i keep the revs higher than sounds normal, and stay in 1st gear, i get a horrid loud deep rumbling and labouring sound using 2nd gear. Despite it still being able to pull hard in 2nd.
Its like i need a 1.5 gear or something.
My friend tells me that 16 valve engines like being revved and is something i need to do and get used to, to prevent that labouring sound occuring, but i need a second oppinion on this. because the car easily pulls hard in 5th even at 30mph so i dont see why it dont like 2nd at 10-15 mph.
Any idea ?