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Ford’s Dual-Clutch Transmission Continues To Be A Disaster

Ford’s dual-clutch transmission, code-named DPS6 and used in its Fiesta and Focus, has been troubled for years. It’s the subject of a potential $4 billion lawsuit. It had Ford secretly telling dealers to fix it. Worse, Ford reportedly knew it was bad for years and failed to make fixes. Ford said today it would be…Read […]

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This Old Deck of GM Engine and Transmission Trading Cards is Incredibly Nerdy

Jalopnik reader named Jamie Anton sent just me photos of an awesome trading card deck he picked up while studying at General Motors Institute of Technology (now Kettering). Each card shows a picture of an engine or transmission, and the back of each is filled with interesting factoids like bore, stroke, firing order,…Read more… Continue […]

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Ford Given Massive Fine In Australia Over Its Crappy PowerShift Transmission

Ford’s PowerShift transmission has had a rough go of it since being introduced in 2010, mainly for being shitty. It’s also been the subject of lawsuits and, now, a hefty 10 million Australian dollar fine handed out to Ford by the Australian government, which called the way Ford responded to consumer complaints over…Read more… Continue […]

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It’s Fine To Start Off In Second Gear Only Sometimes

You might have heard that first gear isn’t necessary when accelerating from a stop. You might have heard that you can start just fine in second. Well, it’s okay to do that, but only sometimes. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to tell us when and why. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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