manual mode in EAT8

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Thomas2019
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manual mode in EAT8

Post by Thomas2019 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:47 am

Hi,

I saw Manual mode option in the EAT8 gearbox.

Can I ask, Is that useful this manual mode?
I think, it looks more complicated...

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Deleted User 1837 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:39 pm

Hi...is it not the same as in the '6 speed'..you just use the paddle shift,up/dpwm the gears so youre in control as to when you change gear...i've only used mine once to give me that 'race boy' feeling ..but also give you thr option of engine braking in tricky conditions....

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by deccadick » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:43 pm

I use the paddles occasonally on my EAT6 to change gear (up or down) before the system would otherwise do it. Manual selection when descending steep hills is useful as Toby53 indicates.

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Old Salt » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:31 pm

I tow a caravan with my 3008 SUV and find the paddle shifts very useful for undulating and twisty roads.

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Geoffh » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:58 pm

I only use it for engine braking on steep descents.
It’s the only manual override of an automatic gearbox I have come across when you ONLY have paddle-shifts.
Usually you have the gearstick option as well.... so BEWARE don’t move the gearshift into neutral by accident as I did, expecting to be able to operate the system by gear shift!!
Current vehicles: Peugeot 3008 1.6 GTL Auto (2019) & Peugeot 2008 1.2 Allure Auto (2018)

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Old Salt » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:10 am

Geoff,
On the gear stick there is a square black button "M". Press it and use the paddle shifts to manually change the gears up and down. There is no need to touch the gear shift again, unless it's to switch off the "M" button and return to automatic mode.

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Geoffh » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:09 am

I use the M button and the paddles but on previous cars I had the option, when in “manual mode”, to use either the paddles or the gear lever... it took a bit to get used to not using the gear lever when on previous vehicles I could use either paddles or gear lever. Now I’ve got used to it it’s fine but initially I kept trying to use either the paddles or gear lever with interesting results!
Current vehicles: Peugeot 3008 1.6 GTL Auto (2019) & Peugeot 2008 1.2 Allure Auto (2018)

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Re: manual mode in EAT8

Post by Old Salt » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:45 am

Geoffh,
I know how you feel. The changes in technology is sometimes difficult to keep up with. I tow a caravan and the quick method of using the paddle shifts are a blessing. As I can keep both hands where they are needed the most. The only thing I dislike is the method of making changes to the heating and ventilation system, I would prefer switches and knobs.

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