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Old 04-08-2019, 06:29 PM   #61
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Thanks everyone for all of the advice. Iíll probably just roll with it & Iím sure it will be fine. I like the car overall & donít see myself buying something else because this car is paid for & with only 38k itís got a lot more mileage left & it gets me 28mpg city, so itís pretty efficient.


Sure, I think about a 2017 & up Hatchback because I like the newer body style, but side by side they donít look that much different & Iíd have to give them my Ď13 & 8k cash which kind of makes no sense, for essentially the the same car. I donít see myself in an ST, due to the manual in LA traffic.



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Old 04-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #62
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A coupe things that have worked for me is to run a adaptive learn reset and be inconsistent with the way I drive, drive harder one day, easy the next, and stuff your foot up it's ass every now and then
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:47 AM   #63
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A coupe things that have worked for me is to run a adaptive learn reset and be inconsistent with the way I drive, drive harder one day, easy the next, and stuff your foot up it's ass every now and then
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How do you perform the adaptive learning reset? Do I need FORScan or something similar?
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:52 AM   #64
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I performed a clutch scrubbing a few days ago. That seems to have made a big difference. Don't know how long it will last.
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I do the clutch scrubbing twice a year. To me it seems to help a lot.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:53 PM   #66
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Use forscan for adaptive learn, forscan.org, they have a forum post with step by step how to do it, it is a dangerous procedure that can cause harm (ie brick) your car, the only danger I've personally noted is the laptop and the obd plug, as far as I can tell the procedure should never be interupted as in plug pulled or lappie dying
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Judging by the enormous depreciation of Focuses, is it even worth it to spend $1800 - 2200 on a clutch replacement when your car is worth maybe ~$5000? For me that sounds like it's not worth it when a new clutch doesn't guarantee the problem won't happen again. Of course if you live in a metropolitan your clutch wears out faster from the stop-and-go traffic compared to ones who live in the country-side.

Ford made a mistake and didn't make amends when they introduced the dual-clutch "automatic" as if it's a torque-converter automatic. Then customers are told to drive the car as if it's a track car until the DCT "learns" the driving characteristics. That's just irresponsible of Ford.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:33 PM   #68
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Irresponsible? Perhaps... Fun? Definitely!!
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Irresponsible? Perhaps... Fun? Definitely!!
It's definitely fun to pogo-stick your way all the time
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Judging by the enormous depreciation of Focuses, is it even worth it to spend $1800 - 2200 on a clutch replacement when your car is worth maybe ~$5000? For me that sounds like it's not worth it when a new clutch doesn't guarantee the problem won't happen again. Of course if you live in a metropolitan your clutch wears out faster from the stop-and-go traffic compared to ones who live in the country-side.

Ford made a mistake and didn't make amends when they introduced the dual-clutch "automatic" as if it's a torque-converter automatic. Then customers are told to drive the car as if it's a track car until the DCT "learns" the driving characteristics. That's just irresponsible of Ford.
Its worth it.

Here in Canada, 500$ is a monthly payment on a new car (Focus, Civic, name it) over 5 years. So, 4 months of payment or 60 months? Your choice. I prefer to fix stuff. Yes, the car isn't new and other problem will come but if you stay under 500$ of repair/maintenance per month, still worth it IMHO.
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