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Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #141
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I'll try to translate:
Are you saying that: All stock and/or Originally equiped manufactured 2012 Ford Focus are plagued with an acceleration lag?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #142
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Are you saying that: All stock and/or Originally equiped manufactured 2012 Ford Focus are plagued with an acceleration lag?
I'm not 100% convinced that all the cars suffer from this lag.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:36 PM   #143
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I have to agree with you on this as I recall seeing post about some peeps in here that are quite satisfied with the throttle response of their respective Focus's.

What I am trying to find out is the cause of this lag. Is it because the tranny is contaminated is some way?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #144
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Mine isn't bad.

Then again it only got better after filling with premium, doing some intake mods and regapping the plugs.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:44 AM   #145
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I have to agree with you on this as I recall seeing post about some peeps in here that are quite satisfied with the throttle response of their respective Focus's.

What I am trying to find out is the cause of this lag. Is it because the tranny is contaminated is some way?
Agreed as well, thus far, my Focus has been pretty competent. Takes laying into the pedal a bit before it really wakes up, certainly is lackluster if I don't give it much input, but it's not bad. And I'm used to a fully-bolted and tuned Mazdaspeed 3 that was putting 300hp to the wheels, so... if I'm satisfied losing half the power, I feel like it's not a half bad car, lol.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:35 AM   #146
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turning off TC 100% makes car smoother. Most noticeable when letting off gas, coasting, and then getting back on the gas. Smooth as can be. It still has other quirks but I am still going to be turning off TC now when I get in my car.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #147
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Does having the TC on or off make a difference on mpg's?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #148
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Hey Weatherby, I see you're still driving a "Fucus"! Why don't you update that info in your Avatar?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #149
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Does having the TC on or off make a difference on mpg's?
It should not negatively effect the mileage unless you're constantly engaging it with full throttle standing starts or something else that already would destroy mileage.

Oh and its a Ford Focus, not a "Ford Fucus".
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turning off TC 100% makes car smoother. Most noticeable when letting off gas, coasting, and then getting back on the gas. Smooth as can be. It still has other quirks but I am still going to be turning off TC now when I get in my car.
I tried turning TCS off for about 20 miles of suburban traffic driving today and about 80 miles of mostly highway + some streets driving on Thursday. There's definitely a difference in feel. Thursday I could sense a difference but couldn't really put my finger on what it was exactly. Today though my car felt like it has better throttle response with the TCS off. There was none of the occasional slight bogging I get after a period of driving gingerly for max MPGs and it just ran and shifted real well. Of course my engine/car running better today could be partly the result of the cool, dense humid air as it had been raining a bit today and the temps. were in the low 50s F. On Thursday it was much warmer, drier and sunnier. Continuing experiments tomorrow.
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