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EAT8 opinions
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Hi, does anyone have the EAT8 in the new Riftter, Berlingo or Combo Life, how does it compare to the previous generations automatic gearbox
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Paul Ryan
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I do have EAT8 in two Berlingos. These are my first automatic PSAs so I have no comparison but they seem very nice. Shifting is quick and smooth with occasional jerkiness where software fails to determine the best operation.

There's one annoyance tho: it does not crawl like a regular automatic box - instead it has a half second delay before starting crawling after releasing the brake. The only reason for it to do so would have to be something to do with auto start-stop. Otherwise it does not make sense.

Oh yeah, and the rotary button shifter. Why. What's wrong with a regular PRNDL stick.
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Talked to some specialist at the dealer today. He said the torque converter drag is dropped by playing with fluid pressure two seconds after becoming stationary to save energy. That's why there's the delay before it picks up again after releasing the brake. It was also used in the earlier 6-speed box.
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