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Old 04-09-2019, 09:51 PM   #71
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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.
It's just my opinion anyways. What do I know when I've only test-driven DCT Focuses that all have the DCT-shudder but I daily drive a 5-speed. I see the reason why you would rather fix the car. Personally though I would sell my DCT Focus and go for a torque-converter equipped car given the DCT's reputation.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:56 PM   #72
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It's just my opinion anyways. What do I know when I've only test-driven DCT Focuses that all have the DCT-shudder but I daily drive a 5-speed. I see the reason why you would rather fix the car. Personally though I would sell my DCT Focus and go for a torque-converter equipped car given the DCT's reputation.
I agree with you. However, doing so you'll loose money in the end so I prefer to drive the Focus to the ground, save the money and buy something nicer when the time come. I just hate to be in debt.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:58 PM   #73
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I agree with you. However, doing so you'll loose money in the end so I prefer to drive the Focus to the ground, save the money and buy something nicer when the time come. I just hate to be in debt.
Touchť. Hate the feeling that both options come round to be a lose-lose scenario, until the time comes.
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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.
It's just my opinion anyways. What do I know when I've only test-driven DCT Focuses that all have the DCT-shudder but I daily drive a 5-speed. I see the reason why you would rather fix the car. Personally though I would sell my DCT Focus and go for a torque-converter equipped car given the DCT's reputation.
The ECU/TCM tune was the best money I've ever spent. Even with a new clutch and strategy from Ford, the transmission was unpredictable at times. Tom turned off adaptive learning, quickened and firmed up the shifts and its fantastic. I know when the car will shift every time and can modulate the throttle better to shift smoother. My SelectShift input is now instant as well (thank God).

The DCT tunes are seriously worth the investment.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:26 AM   #75
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@ryanlee as I've said in a previous post on this thread, I purposely drive mine inconsistently so the TCM doesn't learn to shudder, and when it does I run a relearn on it, so I call it fun lol
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Just got a quote from Ford last week. My Ď13 is out of warranty & they said $2,200 out-of-pocket to replace the clutch packs. No worries, I just grabbed my keys & shuddered myself off their lot. Iíll never pay Ford $2,200 for their mistakes.



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Unread Yesterday, 07:42 PM   #77
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Just got a quote from Ford last week. My Ď13 is out of warranty & they said $2,200 out-of-pocket to replace the clutch packs. No worries, I just grabbed my keys & shuddered myself off their lot. Iíll never pay Ford $2,200 for their mistakes.

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Don't give Ford their money for the mistake. I feel like you're better off with a compact from another brand.
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Just got a quote from Ford last week. My Ď13 is out of warranty & they said $2,200 out-of-pocket to replace the clutch packs. No worries, I just grabbed my keys & shuddered myself off their lot. Iíll never pay Ford $2,200 for their mistakes.
That's outrageous; I paid less than $1400 from our dealer, which also only charges $32 for an oil change. You might call around for estimates.

However, if you have over 100 k on a car, I don't think having to drop some cash on the trans is that unreasonable.
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That's outrageous; I paid less than $1400 from our dealer, which also only charges $32 for an oil change. You might call around for estimates.



However, if you have over 100 k on a car, I don't think having to drop some cash on the trans is that unreasonable.


I only have 38k miles & already did one clutch replacement + a new TCM & now since my powertrain expired in Nov Ď18, they said Iím out of luck. Itís pretty pathetic on their part actually.


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