Yeah and I constantly see issues of transmissions ripping themselves to pieces on a daily basis, engines that blow up and tire out too easily because of over zealous work to try and keep them in a pristine shape. Why because of the excessive maintanence done on them. I've done very little to my Focus, tire rotation, oil change every 5K miles. Nothing else no problems. I deal with trucks that are on their third engine on a daily basis, some of them probably their fourth or fifth. I've got a thirty three year old hulk of a truck that has had four engine rebuilds and only has 167K on the odometer which are authenticated miles due to service maintanence records. Why, not really the fact the equipment works hard, our limits are outstanding in making sure the equipment isn't over stressed. My truck is rated to only haul max MAX 8 thousand pounds when it has the engine transmission and rear end of a Ford F600 which can tow twice that much. Its the insane maintanence program they have for them. You can excessively maintanence your vehicle and wear it out quicker. My philosophy is, if it isn't broke don't fix it. Pay attention to it when it needs it, Ford shows you can go long intervals before doing maintanence. But more than likely a dealer is going to say service it at 30K miles, just wait and see. A transmission that is self sealed can be left alone for the clutch life, more than likely the clutches are designed to last basic life 150K miles, when the clutch gets changed so does the fluid like proper procedure. Excessive Maintanence can wear out components faster on your car. Its going to be interesting to see if people can extend these clutches beyond 150K without doing anything to them. I bet it can be done. A good conservative driver might be able to squeeze 300K miles out of one of these transmissions. You can excessively maintanence a car.