Funny you asked that , As soon as I paid for the Focus the sales guy walked me out the the Focus , First thing I did was load my tune to it , just the base tune , sales guy asked me what I did , I told him I fixed the shudder , he laughed and said sure you did , He got in and we went for the same drive we did 2 times previous , 80% of the shudder gone and he was driving it , I took the service guy, 2 tech`s for a ride that had worked on the car and they were shocked , that dealer now buys my tunes , many of them , And I bought this MK3 just after I started making the DCT TuneWhy didn't the dealer you "stole" yours from just buy a tune from you instead and then sell the car for a better price to someone else? If they weren't interested before, now they sould be after seeing your results. [thumb]
There is and I sell to more dealers , used car lots then anyone now , I dont want to get into the used car businessIf you could do that repeatedly could you make a business out of "flipping" Mk3 Focuses with "bad" DCTs? Maybe you could even buy them cheap by the fleet from Ford dealers who don't know what to do with them. There must be a lot of them out there by now. (It'd be fun to slip a turbo kit into one or two along the way, too.)
My thoughts are they have had 5 years to fix this , they havent , why ? If I can get rid of the shudder or at least make it a LOT better on most why cant they ? Its a software issue not a parts issue yet they keep throwing parts at it"Ever", like with any of the past cases we've seen, or not ever, even with any future attempts?
If never, do you think that is because they don't intend to? Or that they want to but don't know how?
I don't remember it taking you very long to come up with your solution after you started looking into it seriously. Seems with all the talented engineers Ford has working for them they should be able to figure it out too.
I dont know if Ford has a software engineer even working on it , I think there looking at parts only
It would be easy for Ford to take my tune , load it , read the PCM/TCM see what I changed , incorporate it into a new update and be done , It would work as a canned/generic change for all and would still pass all required emissions and I could then read a ECM/TCM and see it in there my self by having customers send me a .bef files out of the xcal once they load a tune and I have been doing that and it isnt there yet , I would recognize it if it wasI realize they could not commit to customizing the tune for each car individually like you do, but I've worked with many software designers over the years who could analyze what you have done and create software that could get a computer to do the same thing. Maybe that automation of what you do would not fit into the TCM, but it could at least be done off line I would think.