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Old 01-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #1731
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Update: After clutch replacement my DCT was shifting a little erratically. Then i took it out back and did the ole' 5 hard accelerations. Worked like a charm. This is the 2nd time this has worked for me folks, so try it for yourselves. The DCT has been very well behaved in the week or so since.

That, plus the elimination of most rattles (rocks on the brake lines, and realizing that the HVAC vent louvers rattle in certain positions only and is therefore easily fixed) make me a relatively happy boy with my Focus. Almost 11k miles on the clock now.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #1732
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If that concerns you, buy ESP.
Standard powertrain warranty is for 60,000 miles. I think the longest ESP available from Ford goes to 72,000 miles. So it really doesn't buy that much more clutch protection.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #1733
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Standard powertrain warranty is for 60,000 miles. I think the longest ESP available from Ford goes to 72,000 miles. So it really doesn't buy that much more clutch protection.
The extended service plans go up to 7 years and up to 125k miles, that's an additional 65,000 miles of coverage, not 12,000 miles.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #1734
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So I dropped my SEL hatch off at Koons Ford of Annapolis (yes, its actually called Koons). They've done a few seal replacements and said that they'll do the same with mine since I've already had the TCM update. When they went in they found that there was no leakage but that there was a NEW TCM/PCM update and ran that. SOOOOOO we'll see how that goes.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #1735
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I bought my ti focus from koons a few months ago. How do you find them to be for service?

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #1736
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Update: After clutch replacement my DCT was shifting a little erratically. Then i took it out back and did the ole' 5 hard accelerations. Worked like a charm. This is the 2nd time this has worked for me folks, so try it for yourselves. The DCT has been very well behaved in the week or so since.

That, plus the elimination of most rattles (rocks on the brake lines, and realizing that the HVAC vent louvers rattle in certain positions only and is therefore easily fixed) make me a relatively happy boy with my Focus. Almost 11k miles on the clock now.
Could you please provide more detail about the "ole's 5 hard accelerations". I read from one of the previous posts a list of "adaptive driving cycle"... (13 steps of strange things to do, which will take 20-40 mins). Shall I do that? My se is getting the clutch replaced now. Thanks!
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At first a little frustrating but after I talked to some service reps on here Koons have almost bent over backwards to help me. I guess since now they know I'm not just some message board fanboy and actually know my stuff.

However Academy Ford in Laurel, MD (where I bought it since no one else had what I wanted) didin't seem like they wanted to solve problems. After waiting at least 2 hours for the 1st MFT/Sync update they told me they couldn't do it. I asked why and was told that their computer kept kicking them out of the system. It was like they couldn't be bothered to do anything more than a chimp could do. I had to come back another day so I scheduled online for a 5pm appt. I get there and am told that all the techs were gone and for me to drop it off. I was told they close at 6, I followed up asking why am I able to schedule appts. past 6 then? Not satisfied, I flipped shit. And when service couldn't help I went to the dealership manager. Got a loaner and had everyone waiting on me hand and foot. It got to the point where a specific Sync tech had to come out to spend all day taking the console apart to get to the computer directly (and still didn't put my console back together properly).
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #1738
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Could you please provide more detail about the "ole's 5 hard accelerations". I read from one of the previous posts a list of "adaptive driving cycle"... (13 steps of strange things to do, which will take 20-40 mins). Shall I do that? My se is getting the clutch replaced now. Thanks!
Your dealer should do whatever drive cycle is necessary based on the work they're doing.

No, this is as simple as going out to a country road, stopping in the middle of it, and then flooring the accelerator. Get to 60mph plus, then gently come to a stop and repeat 4 times.

Someone on here recommended it to me when I started having shuddering problems back in March or so. It pretty much made the shuddering go away until I got the 12B37 update when it came back. And it made the suddering go away again recently when the shuddering became worse after getting my clutches replaced in November.

Which tells me the hard accelerations are somehow positively affecting the software, adaptive learning, etc.
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The extended service plans go up to 7 years and up to 125k miles, that's an additional 65,000 miles of coverage, not 12,000 miles.
You are correct. Bad memory on my part.
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Your dealer should do whatever drive cycle is necessary based on the work they're doing.

No, this is as simple as going out to a country road, stopping in the middle of it, and then flooring the accelerator. Get to 60mph plus, then gently come to a stop and repeat 4 times.

Someone on here recommended it to me when I started having shuddering problems back in March or so. It pretty much made the shuddering go away until I got the 12B37 update when it came back. And it made the suddering go away again recently when the shuddering became worse after getting my clutches replaced in November.

Which tells me the hard accelerations are somehow positively affecting the software, adaptive learning, etc.
Thank you! I will give it a try if that happens.
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