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Old 01-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #1825
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Originally Posted by miuk9 View Post
Problem was less acute this morning (cold) but its still there for a shorter duration and if i'm really straining to hear it. After reading so much about the DCT especially the Ford letter, i'll definitely give it a few more days before deciding to bring it in, just in case the clutch is leaking.
The clutch ca not leak, its a dry friction clutch like the kind used in a manual transmission. If this was a wet clutch set up like the VW DSG gearbox then fluid leaking from the clutch housing would mean that the clutch was getting dried up and damaged.

I think you're referring to the possibility of transmission fluid leaking onto the clutch via the input shaft seals, or from the rear main oil seal leaking and contaminating the clutch plates.

That was an issue that seemed somewhat more common on the earlier builds, although the exact numbers are known only to Ford at this point.
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