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Old 09-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #2201
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #2202
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It was leaking yes.

The most disturbing part and the part I keep coming back to is my car has spent a good 80% or so of its life on interstates. I hope the cars newfound smoothness sticks around. I babied the car and it still went wrong.

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It was leaking yes.

The most disturbing part and the part I keep coming back to is my car has spent a good 80% or so of its life on interstates. I hope the cars newfound smoothness sticks around. I babied the car and it still went wrong.

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I have seen many posts which say you should "not" baby the car, and one person who favors WOT a few times every so often to help the clutches.

I say this is all crazy. You should be able to buy a new car and drive it without special arrangements.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #2204
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I say this is all crazy. You should be able to buy a new car and drive it without special arrangements.
Agreed, a bunch of superstitious nonsense . . . "Oh, my transmission was fine because I swung a dead chicken over my head three times in a clockwise circle each time before driving the car . . . your tranny sucks because you didn't."



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Old 09-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #2205
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Lol.....make me think,....bartender joe boo needs a refill.

Cerrano's looking for some extra power for tonight. He's looking to sacrifice a live chicken. Hey Jake, man, we can't have people puking in the locker room before the game!

We should've got the live chicken....lol
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #2206
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I have seen many posts which say you should "not" baby the car, and one person who favors WOT a few times every so often to help the clutches.

I say this is all crazy. You should be able to buy a new car and drive it without special arrangements.
If the new car you buy has tried and true technology, like a Toyota Corolla, you can. With tradeoffs, of course. Early adopters of most new technology have to fiddle with things more to get them to work right, and usually even pay more for the privelege.

Ford is breaking new ground with this dry DCT. It always takes a while to get new stuff like this worked out. Nissan is now known as having some of the best results with CVTs, but it was not that way for them when they first started selling them. I hope it eventually goes as well for Ford with the DCT. (And that the CVT in my wife's Nissan has a long and reliable life.)
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If the new car you buy has tried and true technology, like a Toyota Corolla, you can. With tradeoffs, of course. Early adopters of most new technology have to fiddle with things more to get them to work right, and usually even pay more for the privelege.

Ford is breaking new ground with this dry DCT. It always takes a while to get new stuff like this worked out. Nissan is now known as having some of the best results with CVTs, but it was not that way for them when they first started selling them. I hope it eventually goes as well for Ford with the DCT. (And that the CVT in my wife's Nissan has a long and reliable life.)
Amen to that. Also, I am in Fremont as well. After the DCT replacement from Fremont Ford, last month, I (knock on wood) haven't had a problem as of yet.
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I, for one, do feel that my focus is smoother if I give it firm "instructions" - i.e., if I want it to accelerate I'd step on the pedal firmer; if I don't want it to downshift as often, I tap the brake to let the transmission know (even though I really don't need to brake) -- if I don't do these and allow the car to coast slowly, then it just keeps up, down shift like an idiot.

But I don't believe this practice will even come close to solving all the DCT problems reported out there.

I cringe when I see my local forum members advising new focus owners to break in the clutches (train? tame? the cars) by red-lining the engine. The thing is, there are quite a few local forum members believing in this practice religiously.
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Amen to that. Also, I am in Fremont as well. After the DCT replacement from Fremont Ford, last month, I (knock on wood) haven't had a problem as of yet.
Were you satisfied with the work their service department did on your car?

If I buy a new 2014 some time in the next year I'm hoping that it will never need to see the inside of any dealer service dept. There's not much choice, though, if it needs anything major like you had done. I need to start doing some homework so I'll be prepared if the need arises.
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I, for one, do feel that my focus is smoother if I give it firm "instructions" - i.e., if I want it to accelerate I'd step on the pedal firmer; if I don't want it to downshift as often, I tap the brake to let the transmission know (even though I really don't need to brake) -- if I don't do these and allow the car to coast slowly, then it just keeps up, down shift like an idiot.

But I don't believe this practice will even come close to solving all the DCT problems reported out there.

I cringe when I see my local forum members advising new focus owners to break in the clutches (train? tame? the cars) by red-lining the engine. The thing is, there are quite a few local forum members believing in this practice religiously.
can you imagine the expression on their family/co-workers/friends faces when they explain how WOT starts every so often is perfectly normal and acceptable to keep your transmission running properly ?
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