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I dunno. 31k on stock fluid and I don't have any issues in the cold.

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19k miles in 7 months? How did that happen?

Especially when cold, and initially starting out in first gear, the engine rpms hang up, and takes a while to drop. If I don't wait until the rpms drop, second can be quite notchy. I live on a hill, with 3.31s, so if I want, I can skip all that and just start out in second. I drive a semi for UPS, so I've been forced to get good at rev matching. Stock fluid and shifter work for me. Oh, almost forgot, probably placebo, but I park in second just for good measure. I like my MT82 a lot.


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19k miles in 7 months? How did that happen?

Especially when cold, and initially starting out in first gear, the engine rpms hang up, and takes a while to drop. If I don't wait until the rpms drop, second can be quite notchy. I live on a hill, with 3.31s, so if I want, I can skip all that and just start out in second. I drive a semi for UPS, so I've been forced to get good at rev matching. Stock fluid and shifter work for me. Oh, almost forgot, probably placebo, but I park in second just for good measure. I like my MT82 a lot.
Real easy lol. I hit 28k in the first year. It's meant to drive not sit parked!

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mine feels like crap when its cold out too.. I have a barton lower bracket, spec flyhweel and exedy clutch. it felt like crap in the cold before all this too. I also have redline MTL fluid in my trans.

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I have also been thinking of replacing the stock clutch fluid line
with the SR steel flexible line from AM.

I was watching a Joe Heck Racing video where they show replaced
the stock clutch line with one they have made.They show that
the diameter in the ford stock fitting is smaller than the diameter
of in the line.

They state after replacing the clutch line it fixed the shifting troubles.
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19k miles in 7 months? How did that happen
90 miles a day to and from work, almost 30,000 miles in 1 year for me and at 31,000 now.

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Mine is a little stiff shifting at first when it gets cold but nothing I would consider a problem. I just make sure to give the car 5 - 10 minutes of warmup time when it gets bitter cold. I drive easy until everything has warmed up.

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Yeah I drive 40 miles each way to work 5-6 days per week. That's why I bought this car, great fuel economy and fun to drive at the same time. Like I said, I'm used to manual transmissions and I realize they are stubborn in the cold weather. My problem with this gearbox is that its performance isn't acceptable for a brand new car. I would understand if the car had ten winters or 100k and it shifted a little strange, but it hasn't even been through a cold month yet so I'm worried about the future. I'm always easy on the car until the cylinder head temp is >190F and oil temps are normal, which is usually 10-15 minutes in the mornings. I talked to the Ford dealer near my office this afternoon. They were no help of course. The parts guy had never heard of it, and said it wasn't listed for him to purchase. And if he did purchase any, I would have to buy the case. I am not particularly fond of that dealer, so I will try my usual guys in Knoxville at Lance Cunningham Ford. They are a much larger dealer so maybe they will know something.

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Mine shifts like garbage when cold. Not even that cold out. When it dips into the low 60s it starts having problems on the 1-2 & 2-3 shifts. Its like butter after its warmed up.


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30,000 miles per year, at 30 mpg means a thousand gallons of fuel per year, at let's say, $3.50 a gallon= $3500.00. Ouch.

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30,000 miles per year, at 30 mpg means a thousand gallons of fuel per year, at let's say, $3.50 a gallon= $3500.00. Ouch.
Even worse when you are only averaging 25.8, still have to drive in town.

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30,000 miles per year, at 30 mpg means a thousand gallons of fuel per year, at let's say, $3.50 a gallon= $3500.00. Ouch.
No ouch to it.

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is this xl-18 different from the tsb they issued for the dual clutch fluid change? I've had the dual clutch fluid tsb work done to my manual and it is still notchy... first to second and second to third sound like they are grinding every time I try to put it into gear.. this is whenever it is below 60 and gets worse as the temperatures drop further. 12 PP so 3.31 gears
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is this xl-18 different from the tsb they issued for the dual clutch fluid change? I've had the dual clutch fluid tsb work done to my manual and it is still notchy... first to second and second to third sound like they are grinding every time I try to put it into gear.. this is whenever it is below 60 and gets worse as the temperatures drop further. 12 PP so 3.31 gears
Yep, this is totally different.........

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I just talked to a guy in the parts dept at the dealer where I purchased the car. He had never heard of XL-18. I'm really not sure if I need to just buy some of this stuff from Ford or go through the dealer. I did get him to verify the TSB on the lower control arms, so I've got an appointment next week to get them looked at.


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