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Old 06-13-2018, 10:39 AM
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Love my 5.0L w/10 speed.....NOW.... I was fortunate that the latest Ford programming update helped the 10 speed with the shifting issue.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:23 AM
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I would buy my 2018, 5.0 w/10speed transmission? Absolutely!

I'm at 3100 miles and I haven't had any service work done to it, other than an oil change.
I have to get it in for the recall.. and I will ask to have the transmission flashed. If there's a software update, why not..

Was there a learning curve with 4 extra gears than I was used to? Definitely.
Having said that tho, if you drive it like a civilized human being... it will shift so smooth, you don't even notice it.

Now, I haven't had the update done, but what I will say is, if I get on it a bit from light to light and were slowing down to about 30 mph from 45 mph and the light turned green and were to get on it again. It will hunt (or buck) just for a brief moment.
Put it in Sport mode tho, were it keeps the revs at the right spot and all that confusion goes away.

That is me, asking my pickup to respond like a mustang. So is that the transmissions fault or the way I'm driving it?
It's absolutely me, forgetting that it's geared to tow & haul. Not to sprint from street light to street light and I need to remember that. Regardless of the fact it has a Sport mode or before I come on here and rant that wish I had the simplicity of my 6 speed back.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:36 PM
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Even though Iíve had the reflash and the trans shifts smoother, Iím still rather skeptical of the 10spd. I think Iíd rather have the 6spd. Actually thought about the future and if anything happened to the 10spd, how hard it would be to swap it out for the 6spd. Dunno.

Love the 5.0L though!
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:23 PM
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Background: 2000 km's on my 5.0, first truck owner...I come from a line of Acura's...2 GSR's and a TL Type-S that was my daily driver for the last 10 years, they also were all manual transmissions, the truck is my first automatic.

The first 500 to 1000 km's was really clunky, I actually regretted buying a truck over how the the transmission performed, but that changed quickly, I can't explain why, but the experience after the first 1000 km's was a full 180.
The drive mode you select also really impacts how the transmission performs. I also really really like the highway MPG I get with this truck, especially coming from a long line of cars, I see how the 10 speed has a effect on it.
Long story short, get in the habit of selecting a drive mode as you shift into Drive, the damn button is easily accessible on the shift stick with your thumb.
Now, don't get me started on start / stop ... I keep forgetting to hit the damn button and this is a bigger annoyance to me then the transmission.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:07 PM
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I love the V8 and 10-speed so far. It has more power and more acceleration that I will need to use in a big truck like this. I have never had any issues getting on it to pass people. Still getting used to the gas mileage which is much worse than my little 2010 4 cylinder Fusion was, right now I average about 15.3 mpg according to the readout on the instrument cluster. But hey, its a huge truck with a V8, it's gonna get crappier gas mileage, and with as nice as this truck is, I accept that. I love this truck.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:12 PM
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Only with 3.73
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:22 PM
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Not sure if my issues are related to the "learning" process that happened before I bought my truck, but it better relearn a little faster. My truck bucks all over. Sometimes it's smooth, sometimes I want to kick it. When I bought my truck, the display said 23 hours and 11 of them were idle hours. I'm wondering if the truck "learned" all that idle time. I need to get it in for a flash since it was manufactured in November and there is an update available. If all goes well, I'm hoping I made the right choice.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:43 PM
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Even with my transmission making all types of weird noises. It still drives top notch and it averages 20.4 combined MPG. So weird noises be damned, I highly recommend the combination. Honestly they will figure out the trans quirks with updates and fixes. But the new version of the Coyote V8 is just a friggen monster and so worth the price of admission. Get it with max tow, zero regrets
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About 9k miles, Ď18 5.0 3.73 Screw, love it so far. It was a bit fumbly in the upper gears at lower speeds early on but no problems once it presumably ďadaptedĒ. Only complaint is the hot start clunk, which is a bit irritating. Iíll get an occasional clunk when turning while pulling away from a stop and turning, but my previous truck was an Ď03 Chevy which was a clunk-o-matic so maybe Iím just numb to it.

I have to say I have no problems with gear selection like some others are having. Might just be driving style or luck of the draw.

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:55 PM
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Never had these issues with my tranny hunting for the right gear on my 1964 powerglide.

On a more serious note: I have no doubt that I'm not the only one who disagrees with some of complaints on this forum being a faulty transmission. It's just not worth arguing over most of It. My suggestion is to talk to a reputable transmission shop who also does work for dealerships and ask them how many of these 10 speeds they work on. It's been out almost 2 years so the transmission shops should already be seeing the broken ones. My brother's tranny shop hasn't seen one yet.
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