Re: 94 850: Is is possible to change the 2-1 manual downshift speed?
> "Doug Warner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >"Douglas Hall" <@> wrote:
> >What mode do you have the gearbox in, because I believe the economy /
> >modes change the speed at which the downshift occurs - I can't remember
> >which way round it is, but in one mode, the downshift should be a 25 mph,
> >the other mode, I think it's 6 mph (quite a difference).
> The downshift point is 25 MPH in economy and sport mode.
Ah well it must be different in your age of 850. I have a 98 S70 auto, and
from memory of reading my handbook, and actual use, there is quite a marked
difference between economy and sport mode, in the downshift to 1st when in
L. Recently I had reason to experiment with this, when on holiday, one of
the country lanes, had quite a long descent, that you couldn't really drive
down quickly, so needed the 1st to keep the speed down.
It's the same gearbox, between your 850 and my S70, although I think there
was the odd revision (possibly software only) from the early 850s (I did
once read somebody's account of their early 850 and the gearbox would
downshift, automatically, when off the throttle and descending a hill, for
engine braking - but I've only ever read one account of this).
Do you have your handbook, and does it say anything about this? I'm pretty
sure mine does. So the question, really is a slightly different
implementation - or the possibility that your sport / economy mode switch
isn't working? Can you confirm from the other characteristics, that sport /
economy mode is definitely making a difference?