Originally Posted by Timthom62
You might want to let Ford know so that they can update their service manual:
One of the multi-plate clutches is engaged in driving mode, the other is already preselected when approaching the next gearshift with the clutch open.
What I am saying is that the pre-selection for the next gear often takes place immediately before the gear change. This does not contradict the manual.
FWIW, I have logged the "internal" gear selection and I often monitor it in real time. I'll post a log in the next few days.