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    Senior Member How many miles on your DCT? ld_rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by telecam View Post
    2014 NC700X - 6,300 miles, DCT problem, been at the shop for 81 days...
    ^^^^Been following the thread...What an ordeal :-(
    Last edited by ld_rider; 30th September 2018 at 12:17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    It seems possible that the use of DCT in automobiles may have reached itís peak and is fading.
    Agree, especially with the highly efficient CVTs that are becoming ubiquitous in economy cars.

    DCTs will probably be found only in expensive super cars like Porsche, Lambos, and of course Ferrari and McLaren where the pursuit of pure performance trumps the economy and smoothness of conventional autos and CVTs.
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    My 2015 has 45000 miles.
    Only needed tires, chain, oil changes, and a battery. Almost all miles are 2 up.

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    2015 NC700X 10000 miles alternative bike.

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    2013 ~24,000 miles. Mostly freeway commuting and city riding.

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    My 2013 DCT, that I bought late in 2014, has 27,000 miles, mostly from 2015 and 2016. My current 2-hour-each-way commute is very boring so I choose to drive my car.
    No problems other than being dumb once in a rear tire change and I had to replace the rear brake sensor (THANKS Showkey for the help.)

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    impressive numbers..!! :{)
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    Senior Member How many miles on your DCT? GregC's Avatar
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    A 2015 bought new the end of August 2015. ~20,000 miles and zero issues. I rode only for fun, no commuting, but it hasnít let me down once.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    How many miles on your DCT?


    Responding to the questions literally, my 2012 Ford Fiesta DCT has 103,000 miles. The clutch pack was replaced under warranty at 97,000 miles due to jerky engagement, slippage, and noise. Ford extended the warranty to 100,000 miles due to the vast number of problems and customer complaints theyíve had with their DCT, called the PowerShift transmission. Currently the transmission in my car is working well. The sole reason I chose the DCT was that itís an automatic that can be towed indefinitely behind an RV with four wheels down.

    With Ford dropping most cars from its lineup, their DCT will likely die, too. News articles I noticed say that BMW is dropping DCT as an option in its cars. It seems possible that the use of DCT in automobiles may have reached itís peak and is fading.
    I remember reading an article about consumer complaints at DCT transmissions in automobiles a few years ago. The premise was that something like 90% of DCT owners have never owned or driven a manual transmission car and they expect a DCT to behave as smoothly, quietly, and transparently as a torque converter transmission does instead of the sound and sensations of a dual clutch manual transmission shifting itself with an automatic gear change mechanism. Even if the vehicle is operating exactly as designed some owners do not like it. Honda was forced to redesign it's DCT transmissions 5 years ago by adding a torque converter to smooth the operation when starting and stopping. This seemed to quell consumer complaints that plagued pure DCTs in automobiles.

    BMW reportedly believes DCTs cannot handle high output engines and are going back to torque converter type automatics in the future. In smaller, lighter fuel efficient automobiles DCT and CVT transmissions may still offer advantages over torque converter automatics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dduelin View Post

    BMW reportedly believes DCTs cannot handle high output engines and are going back to torque converter type automatics in the future. In smaller, lighter fuel efficient automobiles DCT and CVT transmissions may still offer advantages over torque converter automatics.
    Honda CVT on the (automotive side) use a torque converter. They dropped the start clutch because of poor feel (drive ability), chatter and short life. Converter resolved those issues.

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