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Old 08-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Looking for some one with the DCT Issues

I am looking for some one that has DCT issues and actually wants to find a cure vs just complain about it

I have posted in 2 of the DCT issues threads and it seems everyone just wants to complain about there problem and not want to take a chance on fixing it

Here is what I am offering , to send out a SCT flash tuner and try to fix these issues your having with the DCT , If it doesnt work you will get a full refund when you return the flasher in good shape

A little back ground on me , I have been tuning the Ford Focus sense 1999 and I have owned over 10 of them and and now still own 3 one being a MKIII Tit DCT , I have tuned a few of them now and still working on the DCT but getting a good understanding of it and think that most of the issues people are having it with in the tune of the DCT which has its own ECU

The charge would be 399.00 and 20.00 for shipping and if 419.00 fixes peoples problems and you get better drivability would be a cheap price to pay and would give Ford a place to look for the fix

If you want to PM me about this or email me so Ford does not see whoos doing this that is fine with me

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I'd be willing to help, but I'm not financially able to send money to hold.
I've had my clutch pack, both seals, and rails replaced about 300miles ago, and while everything is going fine now, I still feel like its only a matter of time before it returns considering how ford has been sidestepping this issue.

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I would like to have some one that has issues now so we can work them out and see how the car drives and see if the problem goes away

Thanks for responding tho

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If you could explain how this flash tuner works, I think it may help.
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The SCT XCAL3 is a flash device that works through the OBDII port and loades custom tunes to both the engine computer and the DCT computer you can at any time go back to the original stock tune

The xcal3 will also datalog , check and read the CEL

I see you have the Turbo Diesel I am gladthis DCT will hold up to that amount of TQ thats good to know for future Turbo mods on our Gas engine , I only wish we could get the TDCI here in the US , I am a HUGH WVO (Waste Vegi oil) user in my Diesels

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The SCT XCAL3 is a flash device that works through the OBDII port and loades custom tunes to both the engine computer and the DCT computer you can at any time go back to the original stock tune

The xcal3 will also datalog , check and read the CEL

I see you have the Turbo Diesel I am gladthis DCT will hold up to that amount of TQ thats good to know for future Turbo mods on our Gas engine , I only wish we could get the TDCI here in the US , I am a HUGH WVO (Waste Vegi oil) user in my Diesels

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It probably also does a good job of invalidating your factory warranty in the event of driveline problems. Manufacturers a aware of these "temporary" tunes and have measures to identify them. Maybe Ford wouldn't catch it, but I sure wouldn't take a chance.
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The SCT XCAL3 is a flash device that works through the OBDII port and loades custom tunes to both the engine computer and the DCT computer you can at any time go back to the original stock tune

The xcal3 will also datalog , check and read the CEL

I see you have the Turbo Diesel I am gladthis DCT will hold up to that amount of TQ thats good to know for future Turbo mods on our Gas engine , I only wish we could get the TDCI here in the US , I am a HUGH WVO (Waste Vegi oil) user in my Diesels

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The TDCI uses the DCT450, which is a wet clutch transmission, not the lighter duty dry clutch DCT250. The DCT250 in the 2.0L GDI powered Focus is only rated to 250 Nm of torque or around 180 lb-ft vs the 450 Nm which is closer to 331 lb-ft of torque, and is the same rating as the MMT6 used in the Focus ST.
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The SCT XCAL3 is a flash device that works through the OBDII port and loades custom tunes to both the engine computer and the DCT computer you can at any time go back to the original stock tune

The xcal3 will also datalog , check and read the CEL

I see you have the Turbo Diesel I am gladthis DCT will hold up to that amount of TQ thats good to know for future Turbo mods on our Gas engine , I only wish we could get the TDCI here in the US , I am a HUGH WVO (Waste Vegi oil) user in my Diesels

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Interesting. If I want to do a couple of simple changes, for example delay the rpm at which the DCT upshift and downshift.. can it be done?

I don't really have any problem with my DCT (which like Suss6052 mentioned, is a wet-clutch version which is less problematic, but I have heard enough about the dry-clutch version to pique my interest) but would love to change how it shifts.

I am also interested since a guy here claims that he has a fix for DCT's (both Powershift and VW's DSG).

Yea, I bought this car to try (a) turbo diesel and (b) DCT. Love the turbo diesel but find the DCT a little difficult to get used to. Although I am having a little problem to debug the throttle delay - could it be tubo lag or could it be a DCT problem?

Thanks. If your device can allow me to reprogram the shift map, I'll be interested... (do need to do a little research, though). Let me know. Shipping to a US address would be ok.

Oh, just because I am new to this, please forgive me if the question sound stupid: so you have a "new program" that you are looking for users to flash into their systems to see if it works?

I always thought the DCT problem could be software-related but wonder why Ford had not figured it out by now if it was really the case. This guy I mentioned above believes it is not a software issue but the fix is relatively simple. I don't know what to believe anymore.
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It probably also does a good job of invalidating your factory warranty in the event of driveline problems. Manufacturers a aware of these "temporary" tunes and have measures to identify them. Maybe Ford wouldn't catch it, but I sure wouldn't take a chance.
First there is nothing "temporary" about tuning its there and stays there till you remove the custom tune from your ECU just like when ford installed there Factory tune
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What measures does the Manufacturers have of identifying if a flash has been changed or loaded ?
Unless you tell Ford you have a tune in your car they have no way of telling it is in there or has been changed
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Maybe Ford wouldn't catch it,
Now which is it Ford has a way to catch this or they dont you cant have it both ways ??????
If Ford doesnt catch it then who else would that could invalidate your factory warranty on your Ford product ? If you dont want to be involved in fixing your issues with your DCT then please stop posting things that you know nothing about

I am trying to help those that want this fixed not those that just want to complain about it getting fixed

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The TDCI uses the DCT450, which is a wet clutch transmission, not the lighter duty dry clutch DCT250. The DCT250 in the 2.0L GDI powered Focus is only rated to 250 Nm of torque or around 180 lb-ft vs the 450 Nm which is closer to 331 lb-ft of torque, and is the same rating as the MMT6 used in the Focus ST.
They rated the SVT Focus Getreg to low # as well but have taken them to over 400HP to the wheels with no issues at all , thanks for the info about the 2 tho I was not aware of that

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