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Old 06-14-2012, 07:50 AM   #1231
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Nah, that's just to break in new hardware and you (presumably) didn't have any hardware replaced.
ok, I thought I had read somewhere in here that after the re-flash, there was a new learning period with the DCT...
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #1232
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ok, I thought I had read somewhere in here that after the re-flash, there was a new learning period with the DCT...
They basically say give it 1,000 miles to "re-learn" before bringing it back in again for problems, but you should just drive like you normally do during that time.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #1233
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A new learning period, yes. Break-in, no.

Drive it with authority, not for mpg's for 1000 miles. Shift between D, S, and S+ if equipped. This will help it and yield good results.
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A new learning period, yes. Break-in, no.

Drive it with authority, not for mpg's for 1000 miles. Shift between D, S, and S+ if equipped. This will help it and yield good results.
so I guess no cruise control for 6hrs straight eh on my trip to NYC? hmmm

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #1235
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They basically say give it 1,000 miles to "re-learn" before bringing it back in again for problems, but you should just drive like you normally do during that time.
I read that the flash only changes the shift characteristics and your history is saved. Will find the post.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #1236
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My transmission was doing fine (for me) before I had this done yesterday, and now it's even better. Best performance since I bought it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #1237
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I had FSA 12B37 done yesterday so I'll be monitoring my fuel situation closely. So far, I like very much how the tranny reacts, it's more responsive, has less hesitation and dear God, I even had a kickdown mergring onto highway trafic last nite. I noticed that Iddle drops to 500/600 RPM's and it still shuders but very lightly compared to before. anyways, 12B37 sounds like a sucess to me. I hope the tranny will still behave during winter time as I had troubles adjusting to avoid TC to kick in at each stop and go.
It amazes me the number of people who report that the tranny is much more responsive.. Wow I have the opposite. Mine seems like its always trying to shift to the highest gear as soon as possible and when you make minor adjustments in speed it seems reluctant to downshift or kick down so the engine seems to bog and the overall experience makes the car seem like a slug!.

I was told the same thing about it needing a 1k miles to adjust but I don't believe it will ever be as good as I felt it was with the prior update.
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It amazes me the number of people who report that the tranny is much more responsive.. Wow I have the opposite. Mine seems like its always trying to shift to the highest gear as soon as possible and when you make minor adjustments in speed it seems reluctant to downshift or kick down so the engine seems to bog and the overall experience makes the car seem like a slug!.

I was told the same thing about it needing a 1k miles to adjust but I don't believe it will ever be as good as I felt it was with the prior update.
New update needs to adapt more to your driving habits. How do you drive. I keep hearing people shifting around 1500-2000, hypermiling and 6th gear below 40mph. Would you guys drive a stick like this.

I think with the variety of issues after the update it has to be the driver. My car is in the shop getting the update. I will have to provide my feed back tonight.
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New update needs to adapt more to your driving habits. How do you drive. I keep hearing people shifting around 1500-2000, hypermiling and 6th gear below 40mph. Would you guys drive a stick like this.

I think with the variety of issues after the update it has to be the driver. My car is in the shop getting the update. I will have to provide my feed back tonight.
I usually drive pretty light footed to keep my mpg where its at but when I slow down and make a turn into a parking lot, why does it shudder and feel like im in 4th gear on a manual . So I press the gas a little more before it realizes it needs to downshift and it puts it in 3rd. 3rd?? Really?

Maybe I should be driving in S mode a little more.

The last update to the DCT was just fine and I did not notice a need to wait for the tranny to adjust to my driving. It seemed like it was always ready at any speed to kick down and would hold the gears longer if you wanted to pull away from a stop but now to do the same thing you have to literally keep the pedal FLOORED.

Looking forward to the next DCT PCM Update.
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so I guess no cruise control for 6hrs straight eh on my trip to NYC? hmmm
Cruise control is no problem. You are not breaking in anything.
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