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Old 11-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #1691
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trans

Definitely drive it hard once in awhile it does help MJB
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:59 PM   #1692
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I think so too. About once a week or so (in a safe place like the freeway on ramp) I just put it to the floor and let it run thru the gears.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #1693
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My car had "pcm to tcm reprogramed" (thats what it says in the invoice). How long does the new "learning period" lasts?
There is no fixed learning period because the TCM is always "learning".

The transmission should be well behaved after no more than 100 miles of mixed driving.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #1694
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My point was that the only known recurring transmission problem is a leaking seal. The vast majority of "DCT problems" are directly related to the clutches (which are often contaminated with oil). In most cases, replacement of the seals and clutch assembly will do the trick.
How can you say that with all the reports, including mine, of abrupt changes in the behavior of the DCT after the 12B37 software update?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #1695
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Depends on whether the tech did the adaptive learning cycle.
That doesn't matter at all.

Adaptive learning = a few miles of mixed driving.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #1696
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How can you say that with all the reports, including mine, of abrupt changes in the behavior of the DCT after the 12B37 software update?
My focus (no pun intended) was solely on mechanical issues.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #1697
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Hi everyone,

This is just a reminder that I'm here to help. If you are experiencing any of these issues with your DCT, please reach out to me via PM so I can get your concerns escalated. I'll need your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll do the rest.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #1698
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Just a quick all-is-well comment. I now have 1800 miles on my October SEL. up to about 1700, I had a slight shudder when accelerating from a stop, not awful but annoying for a new car. Three times, maybe four, I experienced a strange up-shift/clutch application/shift-to-neutral flair when going to brake then back to accelerate. The shudder is now virtually non-existent and I tried several heavy-brake/gas sequences yesterday and was unable to replicate my four prior experiences. I continue to marvel at how pleasant this car is to drive - I do believe I like it much better than my 1967 Corvette (gone in 1969), my 1969 Corvette (gone in 1971), or my 1968 E-Type Jag (gone in 1973). None of these cars gave me the road hugging feel and confidence that my SEL gives me - I do really love to drive this machine on the 13 miles of curvy, narrow, tree-shaded country roads to and from my ranch in the hills!
Now at about 18k and I have not had any tranny issues since the reflash - a very slight shudder is still there on slow speed but I can even creep into my garage (kind of a tight fit) and no noticeable issues - about the same as my experience with the VW GTI. I'm happy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #1699
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Now at about 18k and I have not had any tranny issues since the reflash - a very slight shudder is still there on slow speed but I can even creep into my garage (kind of a tight fit) and no noticeable issues - about the same as my experience with the VW GTI. I'm happy.
Same behavior with ours. Not annoying at all. I love driving the Focus.
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Same behavior with ours. Not annoying at all. I love driving the Focus.
Same here - one of my favorite cars of all that I've owned.
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