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Old 09-28-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Some History on Ford's Dual Clutch Pwershift

For those interested in such information I am sure will find it enlightening
http://articles.sae.org/8287/

More overall Dual Clutch info
http://www.marklines.com/en/report/rep615_200710

and more
http://www.schaeffler.com/remotemedi...2010_10_en.pdf



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Old 09-28-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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For those interested in such information I am sure will find it enlightening
http://articles.sae.org/8287/

More overall Dual Clutch info
http://www.marklines.com/en/report/rep615_200710

and more
http://www.schaeffler.com/remotemedi...2010_10_en.pdf
I find it interesting that , according to the first link, the dct was not engineered to operate well nor withstand the classic and very common 2-4mph crawl, one
that many drivers experience daily
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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Good Reading

Thanks for the links !

One can get a better understanding of the engineering involved in these types of products. I happen to like the one in my Focus. It literally took until about 10,000 miles to really smooth out and is now very quiet.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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For those interested in such information I am sure will find it enlightening
http://articles.sae.org/8287/

More overall Dual Clutch info
http://www.marklines.com/en/report/rep615_200710

and more
http://www.schaeffler.com/remotemedi...2010_10_en.pdf
Piero Aversa is mentioned in the first of these articles as the engineerng manager for the DCT. He was also featured in one of the Ford videos demonstrating the DCT in operation. Ater presiding over this disaster, I wonder where Piero is today?
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Piero Aversa is mentioned in the first of these articles as the engineerng manager for the DCT. He was also featured in one of the Ford videos demonstrating the DCT in operation. Ater presiding over this disaster, I wonder where Piero is today?
LMAO...
Interesting read .I pretty much have seen every warning message that was mentioned in the first link except for speed up and it didn't matter if it was stop and go or regular driving. Funny how it is supposed to eliminate loss of torque then why was I constantly being lurched around with as much torque as a rickshaw gone wild. I was wondering though if they could incorporate a big smiley face in their on screen message that says you and your tranny are ------ and have a good day.

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So has anyone found out what causes the grinding noise, crazy actuators, clutch chatter, or gremlins?
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So has anyone found out what causes the grinding noise, crazy actuators, clutch chatter, or gremlins?
Don't forget throttle hesitation, push down the pedal and the car goes no where. I had this happen several times and it has scared me, I have to drop it into S mode when pulling out in traffic and still do not feel safe driving the car or pulling out in traffic.
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Don't forget throttle hesitation, push down the pedal and the car goes no where. I had this happen several times and it has scared me, I have to drop it into S mode when pulling out in traffic and still do not feel safe driving the car or pulling out in traffic.
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I wonder where Piero is today?
Based on my experience in Fortune 250 corporate america over the last decade+ . . . he was probably promoted.
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Piero Aversa is mentioned in the first of these articles as the engineerng manager for the DCT. He was also featured in one of the Ford videos demonstrating the DCT in operation. Ater presiding over this disaster, I wonder where Piero is today?
What is your point?

I highly doubt that Piero would be held directly responsible for the leaking seals and half-baked firmware.
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