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Old 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #229
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Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
The thing is GetRag also makes dual-clutch transmissions for manufacturers like Ferrari, Audi, VW, BMW, and more. I doubt the issue is the actual dual-clutch transmission, but more-likely the software Ford has created to go with it and the implementation of the DCT with the rest of the drive-train.
Until recently, the DCTs GetRag made were of the "wet clutch" variety. The dry clutch used in our Focus is pretty new. Wet clutches can handle more torque but are more expensive to produce and maintain and are slightly less efficient. It seems they generate a lot fewer clutch chatter/gear grinding complaints,

If Ford had to do it all over again, I wonder which one they would choose?
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