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Old 09-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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Confused the heck out of my DCT today....

I was turning right out of a side street and blipped the gas so I could see any cars coming, then hit the brake. I immediate then hit the gas cause I was indecisive on going or not, but it looked like the on coming car was going a lot faster than the speed limit, and I didn't want to get hit. So the car revved up to like 4 or 5 grand (wasn't watching but heard it) before the clutch re-engaged. It bit hard, whole car shook and the tires spun for at least 3 - 4 seconds while squealing. I was worried I may have messed something up.....felt I was dropping the clutch in my old stang.

But the DCT is still smooth as butter.


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Old 09-18-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Dang.
Did you at least make it look like you did it on purpose? lol
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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Dang.
Did you at least make it look like you did it on purpose? lol
No, I was turning right..... bunch of construction workers around building houses too... I'm pretty sure they were like WTF?
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:49 AM   #5
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Isn't there a safety feature on the focus that's similar to launch control? I mean, it behaves similar to a launch control?

I'm not sure, but I think I remember hearing something about it... I could be wrong...

EDIT: there is launch control!

This is the thread that talks about it...

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259249

Could it be that you inadvertently got into that launch control and then cancelled it by hitting brake again?

EDIT: (again) sounds like you didn't cancel it out, but enjoyed the ride!
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #6
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I was turning right out of a side street and blipped the gas so I could see any cars coming, then hit the brake. I immediate then hit the gas cause I was indecisive on going or not, but it looked like the on coming car was going a lot faster than the speed limit, and I didn't want to get hit. So the car revved up to like 4 or 5 grand (wasn't watching but heard it) before the clutch re-engaged. It bit hard, whole car shook and the tires spun for at least 3 - 4 seconds while squealing. I was worried I may have messed something up.....felt I was dropping the clutch in my old stang.

But the DCT is still smooth as butter.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #7
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Did you hit the brakes hard? I found this situation easily repeatable with any hard brake application then immediate acceleration....like avoiding an animal or something. I didn't consider that a real problem though, just a software quirk. Not a problem like significant/prolonged grinding, inability to drive up any significant incline without shaking your teeth out (if from a stop), or clutches seemingly slipping if your already moving a good clip (RPM climbs, speed falls, with NO gear change), etc.


Anyhow, no longer a problem for me! My 700R4 really is smooth as butter compared to that thing.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #8
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If you no longer have a Focus why hang around here and gloat about your new car and how nice it is. Do you miss this forum that much??
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #9
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Isn't there a safety feature on the focus that's similar to launch control? I mean, it behaves similar to a launch control?

I'm not sure, but I think I remember hearing something about it... I could be wrong...

EDIT: there is launch control!

This is the thread that talks about it...

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259249

Could it be that you inadvertently got into that launch control and then cancelled it by hitting brake again?

EDIT: (again) sounds like you didn't cancel it out, but enjoyed the ride!

no sir. gave it a shot today and i could do anything. went to 1100rpm and stopped.

guesses?
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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no sir. gave it a shot today and i could do anything. went to 1100rpm and stopped.

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Same here. No Launch.
Maybe it was deleted on the 2013.
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