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Old 08-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #161
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Same thing for me. Took it to Galpin ("the world's largest Ford dealer"), the service guy looked at the back of my reservation, and noted, nope, no applicable TSBs for my car. Mine was built November 2011.
Don't you just love dealerships?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #162
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I got this TSB done today. What I've noticed after driving a little bit, mainly when the engine is still cool, is that it launches much easier and there seems to be a bit more power and quite a bit less hesitation at the low end of 2nd gear. I also feel like clutch engagement through the rest of the gears is a lot smoother without having to wait for the revs to drop to the sweet spot.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #163
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Question: do the "diagnostic trouble codes" listed in this TSB cause the "check engine" light to come on?

I ask because when I requested that the service rep have the mechanics check to see if this applies to my Focus, built 2/6/12, she said, "these would cause the check engine light to come on." And without that, she wouldn't add it to the work order.

I'm guessing that she was wrong, and that I will have to go over her head to get someone to at least check to see if the TSB applies. Am I right?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #164
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She was wrong.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #165
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #166
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Nope,

An E100 Corolla in a GM suit, a.k.a. a 93-97 Geo Prizm Lsi 1.6L 5 speed.

Put the car in gear, and even at the standard idle of 750 rpm if you feathered the clutch just right you can hold it on the bite point just long enough for the car to start moving without giving it any throttle on a level ground, then once it dipped the revs a little bit and caught itself it would then be fine. Now you wouldn't want to slip the clutch all the time like that, but it is possible to launch/ start from zero mph in a manual without applying the throttle with the engine at an idle, sure its easier when the idle speed is raised slightly due to trying to light off a catalyst, but that's not strictly necessary.

Now is it necessarily the best for the longevity of the clutch and engine to allow it to lug and then go, perhaps not, but it is most definately possible even when the car makes less torque than the lug nuts require to stay on.
Yep I do that everyday when queuing in bee line at gate here in El Paso. After I release clutch in 1st gear, I don't even have to touch the throttle. No foot on either C or A. Car moves forward just fine.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #167
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I think that this issue is the culprit for most DCT problems being reported. Most people complain in the DCT Focus of behavior that seems related to the engine about to stall when launching from a stop ligth. Don't you think?
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