I have a 2003 VW golf with the 2.0L petrol engine and a manual transmission.
I recently had the transmission fluid changed as part of a regular maintenance. Ever since shifting into 2nd gear has been sticky and a bit crunchy. The tricky part is that this problem only exists for the first 10 mins or so of driving the car. After that everything is fine.
I took it to two mechanics but of course it took 10 mins to drive there so the problem was not showing its self when they tested it.
I took it to the dealer and the checked that the fluid level was correct and confirmed that it was. They also confirmed that the correct fluid was used by calling the mechanic that did the work.