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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:31 pm

InlinePaul wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:For Dual Clutch Transmissions, they have to program in some clutch engagement when the driver's foot comes off the brake pedal, so it creeps forward just like Dog intended.
Now that is really creepy! :shock:
The DCT in Babe is pretty good, especially if you leave it in sport mode. I've read it's a jointly developed transmission with GM, but I've read conflicting information. The weird part is that while the guts are the same between my Escape and my roommate's Fusion the engine and transmission react differently and my transmission feels smoother.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by ClutchDisc » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:12 pm

So Tank, are you not driving a stick anymore??? :shock: :o
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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:21 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:So Tank, are you not driving a stick anymore??? :shock: :o
Nope. Haven't for a couple months. Funny part is, I don't really miss it per se.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by ClutchDisc » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:28 pm

TRAITOR!!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :!: :x :lol:
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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:44 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:TRAITOR!!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :!: :x :lol:
:D
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Re: brand new focus

Post by Squint » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:22 am

tankinbeans wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:TRAITOR!!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :!: :x :lol:
:D
I didn't realize your Focus was the double-clutch automatic. I test drove a Fiesta with that back when I was shopping. It was decent enough, just nothing exciting at all.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:10 am

Squint wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:TRAITOR!!!! :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :!: :x :lol:
:D
I didn't realize your Focus was the double-clutch automatic. I test drove a Fiesta with that back when I was shopping. It was decent enough, just nothing exciting at all.
Not the Focus. Clifford was Amish, Babe is not Amish.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by Squint » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:46 pm

I don't know why I said Focus. I meant Escape. Apparently my brain thought you replaced your Focus with a Focus. It had a dumb moment, the rest of my body apologizes for the brain's stupidity.

Does the Escape have the same style dual-cluch auto transmission or have they gone to a CVT like everyone else is doing?
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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:04 pm

Squint wrote:I don't know why I said Focus. I meant Escape. Apparently my brain thought you replaced your Focus with a Focus. It had a dumb moment, the rest of my body apologizes for the brain's stupidity.

Does the Escape have the same style dual-cluch auto transmission or have they gone to a CVT like everyone else is doing?
DCT, and a nice'ne at that. I wouldn't have looked if it were a CVT. Theoretically it was designed in conjunction with GM. It apparently has the same guts as the auto in the Cruze and Malibu.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by Squint » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:14 pm

tankinbeans wrote:DCT, and a nice'ne at that. I wouldn't have looked if it were a CVT. Theoretically it was designed in conjunction with GM. It apparently has the same guts as the auto in the Cruze and Malibu.
Don't say that too loudly, they'll issue a recall.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:50 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: brand new focus

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:36 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:So Tank, are you not driving a stick anymore??? :shock: :o
Nope. Haven't for a couple months. Funny part is, after the lobotomy, I don't really miss it per se.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by potownrob » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:59 am

still awaiting that new avatar tanker 8)
FÜR DIE FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: brand new focus

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:04 am

potownrob wrote:still awaiting that new avatar tanker 8)
Ich weiß, ich weiß. Ich muss mein Auto fotografieren, und dann kann ich jenes Foto fürs Avatar benutzen.
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Re: brand new focus

Post by potownrob » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:25 am

tankinbeans wrote:
potownrob wrote:still awaiting that new avatar tanker 8)
Ich weiß, ich weiß. Ich muss mein Auto fotografieren, und dann kann ich jenes Foto fürs Avatar benutzen.
d'ac. on attend alors (the dude abides). 8)
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