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Old 07-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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I had my DCT slip here in DFW today when accelerating hard after being in stop and go traffic for about 20 min. Slipped in 2nd gear for about 3 seconds, shifted into third, and was fine the rest of the trip. This is only the 2nd time it has happened in 13,500 miles, so I'm not too worried about it.

(Except it was on the way home from the dealer after getting an oil change and tire rotation... let the conspiracy theorists come out!!)
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #12
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Should we be shifting to N in traffic?
If the car isn't moving and your foot is on the brake, shifting between N and D doesn't do a thing.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #13
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If the car isn't moving and your foot is on the brake, shifting between N and D doesn't do a thing.
I will beg to differ. It used to be that way, and now if your foot is firmly on the brake, you are still correct. If your foot is less than firmly on the brake the stupid latest update with constant creep may/will be slipping the clutches thinking you want to creep forward. I can definitely replicate the whiplash engagements people write about on here, where stage one engagement is nothing but slippage since the clutch is overheated and stage two engagement occurs causing whiplash. In stop and go traffic in the AZ heat, sometimes upwards of 120 degrees, I shift between D and N and slippage is virtually non-existant. I hate the constant creep feature of the latest DCT firmware update. Ford, trying to appease the uniformed, and make the DCT replicate a slushbox, unsuccessfully??
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I hate the constant creep feature of the latest DCT firmware update. Ford, trying to appease the uniformed, and make the DCT replicate a slushbox, unsuccessfully??
What is the constant creep feature? I have a 2013 so I'm assuming my car already came with this flashed. How did the DCT act before this was implemented?
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What is the constant creep feature? I have a 2013 so I'm assuming my car already came with this flashed. How did the DCT act before this was implemented?
Yes, 2013s already had it from the factory.

If you were on slight incline and you released the brake, the car would start rolling back - like any other manual car. Also, the car wouldn't roll forward until you pressed the accelerator. I actually preferred this programming - I could pretend I had a manual.

Now the brakes stay on a little longer on inclines and work with the clutch to minimize that rollback. Also, releasing the brake makes the car creep forward like a conventional automatic. Some people suggest it could be putting unexpected stress on the clutch every time it happens, but who knows?
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Yes, 2013s already had it from the factory.

If you were on slight incline and you released the brake, the car would start rolling back - like any other manual car. Also, the car wouldn't roll forward until you pressed the accelerator. I actually preferred this programming - I could pretend I had a manual.

Now the brakes stay on a little longer on inclines and work with the clutch to minimize that rollback. Also, releasing the brake makes the car creep forward like a conventional automatic. Some people suggest it could be putting unexpected stress on the clutch every time it happens, but who knows?
Well that's stupid, they should have at least giving us an option to disable the creep. Wish I could go back to that programming.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #18
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Yeah I don't think going from d to n at a stop does anything.. I've noticed if I have my foot lightly pressed on the break it idles higher but if I fully press it, it goes into neutral. I messed with it today actually, because I installed my UMM. Was laughing at the change in cabin vibration lol.
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