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Old 04-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #971
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My car was built 11/11 and I just bought it a couple weeks ago. How do I know if it has the most recent TSB updates or not?
Your car needs to go to ford if it not running right and you dont think its is safe to drive Fords roadside service will tow it for free
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #972
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Your car needs to go to ford if it not running right and you dont think its is safe to drive Fords roadside service will tow it for free
It runs fine so far but it would be nice to know if they updated it before selling it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #973
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It runs fine so far but it would be nice to know if they updated it before selling it.
Mine was also built 11/11 and I purchased it 2/16. Before my purchase I was told to have the transmission flashed with the latest software and I very happy with my DCT. I doubt they would do it without asking. If the dealer does it on their own before purchase, they probably do not get paid for the labor from Ford. By doing it for you after purchase, they can be paid by Ford under the car's warranty.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #974
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Mine was also built 11/11 and I purchased it 2/16. Before my purchase I was told to have the transmission flashed with the latest software and I very happy with my DCT. I doubt they would do it without asking. If the dealer does it on their own before purchase, they probably do not get paid for the labor from Ford. By doing it for you after purchase, they can be paid by Ford under the car's warranty.
Thanks, I will probably take it up there this weekend then. How long did it take?
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Thanks, I will probably take it up there this weekend then. How long did it take?
They did it with the new car prep. Between the prep and flash took about 3 hours but they said the flash took a while. The dealer sat me down in nice leather chair in front of a 60" LCD TV and fed me hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill along with my choice of side items, so I did not have a problem with it taking 3 hours.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #976
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They did it with the new car prep. Between the prep and flash took about 3 hours but they said the flash took a while. The dealer sat me down in nice leather chair in front of a 60" LCD TV and fed me hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill along with my choice of side items, so I did not have a problem with it taking 3 hours.
Dang, I doubt I will get the same service from my dealer.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #977
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we have every right to expect our "early run 2012" vechicles to operate at the level of current 2012 vechicles...
There is no reason why they shouldn't.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #978
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Get the fix. And after they do it drive normal, the car memorizes your habits for a bit and adjusts the trans accordingly. If you mess up and drive too rough, disconnect the negative battery terminal and that will reset the computer. Never tried it though, but was told it will work. You can teach the trans how you drive again.
That is a recurring myth.
The transmission does not learn anything about your driving habits.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #979
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That is a recurring myth.
The transmission does not learn anything about your driving habits.
You know I accepted that at face value from you guys a while back but I found this on Ford's media site. Doesn't seem to jive.

From: http://media.ford.com/article_displa...rticle_id=2574

Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC)

What it is: The Adaptive Transmission Control system recognizes individual styles of driving (e.g., aggressive vs. Relaxed) and adapts transmission shift parameters accordingly. Two types of ATC are adaptive shift-scheduling and adaptive shift-quality control. Adaptive shift scheduling uses information to assess driving style and decides when to upshift or downshift. It also can identify uphill or downhill gradients and recognize hard cornering. This helps inhibit shifts that might be annoying to the driver or affect vehicle stability. Adaptive shift-quality control uses information about the vehicle or environment, such as changes in the transmission due to wear, to improve the quality of shifts. This system can also adjust shift smoothness to suit driving style (e.g., crisper shifts for aggressive driving or smoother shifts for normal driving). How it works: Adaptive Shift Scheduling uses a microprocessor to read signals from various sensors. It uses a complex algorithm and ongoing memory to decide when to shift. For example, high lateral acceleration during cornering may prevent shifting even if the accelerator is suddenly depressed or released. This helps avoid potential loss of tire grip due to load reversal. Shift points can be based on calibration curves in memory. Adaptive shift-quality control adjusts parameters that affect the speed and smoothness of the shift by interpreting data, including driveline feedback from various sensors, as well as post shift parameters. Customer benefit: Improves shift consistency and transmission durability and allows for shifting that is better suited to specific driver styles or operating conditions. Ford status: Available on many North American vehicles.
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You know I accepted that at face value from you guys a while back but I found this on Ford's media site. Doesn't seem to jive.
You know, it does and it doesn't make sense. Especially due to the fact that some people (including myself) find that it shifts differently after driving the piss out of it. If I drive it like I stole it, then try to drive it like I normally do (a grandma) the shifts seem harsh in comparison.

This, of course, is using only my butt dyno.
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