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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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Proper shifting/clutch

I just recently purchased a FF SE, and I've never driven a car with a dual clutch transmission before...my question is, unlike normal manual transmissions, do I have to press the clutch down all the way to the floor when shifting, or can I just press it down to the catching/power point?

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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If you have a clutch pedal then you don't have the dual clutch gearbox...
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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I really don't understand what are you saying.
if you have dual-clutch then you DON'T HAVE CLUTCH PEDAL

Dual-clutch gearbox

See 2 pedals


Manual gearbox

See 3 pedals (clutch, brake and throttle)
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Really!? The salesperson kept telling me how the new transmission was a DCT...so, it's just a standard manual transmission?
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Yeah, same gearbox that's been in the Focus since they came out.

The dual clutch is the automatic transmission (Ford calls it Powershift).
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Salesmen at dealerships don't know shit about the cars they sell...
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #7
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Wow. Thanks for the quick replies...and the information. I really appreciate it!
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To shift it properly, you have to fully depress both clutch pedals.
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...then there is a 4th pedal too.
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Really!? The salesperson kept telling me how the new transmission was a DCT...so, it's just a standard manual transmission?
The manual transmission is a standard single clutch MTX-75 built in Germany. This has a single clutch pedal and can be driven in a manner consistent with a plain manual transmission.

The "automatic" transmission is a dual clutch automated manual transmission where the car's transmission control computer controls the shifting and the clutching, but maintains the direct connected feel to the driveline of a manual transmission rather than a sloppy fluid coupling/ torque converter to get in the way.
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