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Old 02-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Took the '08 to the dealer last week. While there they found it needed two ECU upgrades. I had returned it to stock with my XCal3 before taking it in, just in case something like this happened. Got it back, re-loaded the 87 octane performance tune, and it ran like crap. Contacted my tuner who told me to send him the Strategy Code. I did and he re-did the tune. Loaded it and it runs better now than before. However, I noticed that the tranny wasn't as firm shifting as before. I know I can set the shift pressures with the XCal3
but don't know by how much. I want a firm shift but, not one that jars my fillings loose. My Wife isn't wild about the hard shifts either. Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Moved to ECU Tuning Chat.

The people who frequent that forum should be able to help you more than repair moguls. All I can say is that if I were you, I'd start with the specs that are in there now, and increase them slightly to see what happened. It takes a lot of experimenting, but you get there eventually. Also, IIRC, increasing the shift pressure will make the engine wind further in the gears, and that will increase your hard shifting.
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For the 08+ you have to have your tuner increase shift pressure. The on device option of shift pressure does not work properly with the X3 and 08+.
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For the 08+ you have to have your tuner increase shift pressure. The on device option of shift pressure does not work properly with the X3 and 08+.
What about for the 07? i went from 5-15% and i didnt notice much change.

Maybe ill need to go more to really feel it?

Those who get the tires to churp what % would that be?
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What about for the 07? i went from 5-15% and i didnt notice much change.

Maybe ill need to go more to really feel it?

Those who get the tires to churp what % would that be?
Only the 08+ requires special changes so your 07 should be fine.
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hmm i want extra firm shift and im not getting it. i bumped each of my wot shifts to 2+ if i go further will it increase firmness? or is the firmnesss directly affected only by shift pressure?
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hmm i want extra firm shift and im not getting it. i bumped each of my wot shifts to 2+ if i go further will it increase firmness? or is the firmnesss directly affected only by shift pressure?
Shift points and shift pressure are completely different. If you want firmer shifts you need to increase shift pressure which has to be programmed into your tune on the 08+ focus.
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So if i take say the last tune file and put it in and run a datalog, then put the tun in again but change the pressures +20% on all 3 and run a datalog will i see the pressure increase between the 2 files logged?

Or does it go into the tune as a saved setting and then gets adjusted the NEXT tune i receive?

I dont feel any difference in pressure firmness between 0 and 20% its not chirping the tires in any gear but im not sure if im even doing the adjustment right. If its even being loaded or adjusted or what.

I went threw some of the tranny datalog items and checked a bunch of them and took a drive. Before i started i pushed the O/D button on and off and i see this item showing a value. So can this be changed in the tune? It will show log data.

So if i can log it, can i change it? i prefer it to start when the car start DEFAULT with the O/D off.

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