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Old 08-13-2013, 01:29 PM   #51
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That's the nature of vehicles with electronic throttles. Not just Ford, unfortunately.
The problem is it doesn't have to do with the electric throttle or else it wouldn't matter if we changed the intake, it has to do with air mixture and temps.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #52
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No, this is something broken. Day and night difference after correcting it.

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #53
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That's the nature of vehicles with electronic throttles. Not just Ford, unfortunately.
My 06 Mustang GT has throttle by wire and it certainly doesn't have any throttle lag.
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That's the nature of vehicles with electronic throttles. Not just Ford, unfortunately.
This an interesting observation. I have read hundreds of posts here, and two other posting sites and never once hear an electronic throttle mentioned as the cause of dual clutch problems in the focus.
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I don't think it causes DCT problems, but electronic throttle is horribly laggy. My Focus isn't terrible, but I have been in a few vehicles (Jeep Wrangler, Honda Accord) where it's really laggy.
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If the motor is lagging and bogging down in the low end of the throttle, it really exacerbates the bumbling and stumbling feel of the dct. The transmission at least feels like it is driving better in stop and go when the engine is delivering smooth low end power.

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There's a calibration routine for the electronic throttle servos that I learned from my Mustang forums a while ago. I haven't tried it on the Focus, but it's worth a shot.

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Turn ignition into accessory mode, press throttle slowly to the floor over about 6-10 seconds, hold at full throttle for 4 seconds, slowly release the throttle back to idle over about 6-10 seconds, turn ignition to off. The throttle butterflies will cycle when the ignition is cycled to off and the throttle servos will recalibrate their position throughout the full cycle of the gas pedal.

Try this procedure and see if it helps with your lagging problem.
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I tried that some time ago to no avail.

Again this seems to be a problem of the induction system not having been assembled or designed right that the OP was able to identify and correct.

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I tried that some time ago to no avail.

Again this seems to be a problem of the induction system not having been assembled or designed right that the OP was able to identify and correct.

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Agreed. Just a thought for those complaining of throttle response issues. I am finding that the induction tube mod is working well for me so far.
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i looked at mine quickly and it had enough of a gap that i could push the whole thing together and close it up a little. I'm still curious if the reports on here are placebo or not. I know that on my bimmer, a leak in the intake system would cause rough idling and other very weird effects, but those were closer to the engine if that makes sense.

Still though, I'll tape mine up later. In my quick inspection it looked a little tricky to get to the underside. Is it?

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