Originally Posted by Mollers
My F in Law has the 8sp auto with flappy paddles. They are a daft idea on a big 4x4 and a bloody nuisance. He's not sure how they work, he hits them by accident, 'coz they're in the way and then gets stuck in the wrong gear until it gives him auto back!
Maybe its time he gave up driving?
I personly do not hit them by accident, tell him to just hold the up paddle and it will put it back in to auto for him with out waiting!
I use them quite a bit so to use the engine for braking, they work well for me
Only problem in over nine years of running Disco's I can think of was when my alternater packed up on my D3, still drove it home and then on to the garage the next morning to have anther fitted!