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Old 02-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Shifting in the cold

Hey guys! I just wanted to make sure my car doesn't need to be looked at. I live close to Canada in northern ny and the temp in winter ranges from -20 to 30 Fahrenheit. I warm up the car for 5-10 min but it is always really hard to shift until I've been driving for a while. Is this common?
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Hey guys! I just wanted to make sure my car doesn't need to be looked at. I live close to Canada in northern ny and the temp in winter ranges from -20 to 30 Fahrenheit. I warm up the car for 5-10 min but it is always really hard to shift until I've been driving for a while. Is this common?
Yes, it happens to me in miami when it gets in the 60 lol. But when it gets warm up then it is all good.
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Yes,it seems to be a problem for some m82 Transmissions.From what I have read
Ford on the 13s have all changed the fluid to dual clutch transmission fluid.This is
suppost to fix this.On my 12 v6 I just put a barton two post shift bracket in along with a SR performance short shifter and drained and kept the transmission fluid and put in
Redline MTL fluid in mine.I have almost no problems now.
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Yes, it happens to me in miami when it gets in the 60 lol. But when it gets warm up then it is all good.
That sucks 60's I thought at that temp I would be ok so I guess I might have this problem all year round. The only thing that sucks is that when you are accelerating it slows you down because you have to fight with the shifter.

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Yes,it seems to be a problem for some m82 Transmissions.From what I have read
Ford on the 13s have all changed the fluid to dual clutch transmission fluid.This is
suppost to fix this.On my 12 v6 I just put a barton two post shift bracket in along with a SR performance short shifter and drained and kept the transmission fluid and put in
Redline MTL fluid in mine.I have almost no problems now.
What temp do you drive in?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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My '13 doesn't like to shift (< 30 deg) until after I drive a few miles, expecially the 1 - 2 shift.
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Really common if you own mt82 transmission you have clunky shifts untill.its warmed up
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I have this problem whenever it's really cold outside. I'm going to switch the fluid to see if that fixes the problem.
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Warming up the car idling won't do jack to warm up the transmission, it's just gently turning the input shaft. Changing to QDC, which your Ford dealer will do for you free if you ask nicely, will deal with alot of this without worries about warranty hassle from DIY should the unfortunate happen.
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Warming up the car idling won't do jack to warm up the transmission, it's just gently turning the input shaft. Changing to QDC, which your Ford dealer will do for you free if you ask nicely, will deal with alot of this without worries about warranty hassle from DIY should the unfortunate happen.
What is qdc?
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Pretty common deal but once she warmed up she shifts as smooth as butter.
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QDC is Ford's dual clutch fluid. It's thinner than the QS fluid that's in there and is quicker to move around and warm up in cooler weather. It's the standard fill now for the MT-82 and is actually pretty decent stuff.
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