TomRym

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Hi

I'm thinking to change oil in transmission but i cant find any tutorial on mk2. I guess its not much different from other versions but does any did it and have some tips? And which oil can u recommend? Apparently motocraft is good but again I cant find specific one that should go in to transmission.

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Oil as long as its 5w 30 and fully synthetic it doesn't matter it just depends on your budget. Here is a guide on the exact engine. 

 

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The 1.8 Duratec HE has the 5-speed Ford IB5 gearbox. This gearbox is considered to filled for life and does not have a drain plug.

Draining the oil on this type of gearbox requires to take a driveshaft out. Another option is to use a vacuum pump to get the old oil out of the gearbox.

Do not try to drain the gearbox by removing the plug below the filler/level plug. This is not a drain plug but a spring loaded plug of the internal gear selector mechanism. I have seen several times before that removing this plug to drain the gearbox oil resulted in disassembling the gearbox.

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Yeh so according to JW above it's the same as my one on the 1.6 I had it can be accessed from the front plastic cover on the passenger side and the fill hole can be opened with and Allen key. You can get a tube down there and sook it all out. Do not remove the bottom bolt it is not a drain plug. 

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I see, that would explain why there are no tutorials how to do it. Much appreciated!

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On 10/19/2020 at 7:07 AM, JW1982 said:

The 1.8 Duratec HE has the 5-speed Ford IB5 gearbox. This gearbox is considered to filled for life and does not have a drain plug.

You mention that it is a ib5 gearbox which i wasnt aware about, so i did more digging and apparently it does have a drain plug like showed on that movie:

As soon as I'll get my car back I'll have a look is it the same. Might be different because movie description says 1997-2007 and i have 2010.

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11 minutes ago, TomRym said:

You mention that it is a ib5 gearbox which i wasnt aware about, so i did more digging and apparently it does have a drain plug like showed on that movie:

As soon as I'll get my car back I'll have a look is it the same. Might be different because movie description says 1997-2007 and i have 2010.

I've not looked at the Youtube clip but I suspect from looking at the thumbnail that it's from the US.  The US never got what we call the MK2 Focus, they got MK1 (with a slightly different front end to the EU model) and MK3 (in european terms).  So although it might "technically" have the same gearbox, it'll almost certainly be a different revision/version and frankly, the odds of @JW1982 being wrong on something like this are about the same as the odds on winning the lottery without buying a ticket.

 

*Edit - Just skimmed the Youtube vid and that looks like an MTX-75 box to me?!?*

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On 10/19/2020 at 9:07 AM, JW1982 said:

The 1.8 Duratec HE has the 5-speed Ford IB5 gearbox. This gearbox is considered to filled for life and does not have a drain plug.

Is 5-speed manual as IB5 also in Focus 2.0 DuratecHE ?
Mine is Estate/Wagon mk2.5, my 2008. As per Etis: Focus 2008-, 2.0L Duratec-HE (145PS) - MI4, Blazer Blue

Which Focus models MTX-75 been used ?

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2 minutes ago, AR7530v6 said:

Is 5-speed manual as IB5 also in Focus 2.0 DuratecHE ?
Mine is Estate/Wagon mk2.5, my 2008. As per Etis: Focus 2008-, 2.0L Duratec-HE (145PS) - MI4, Blazer Blue

Which Focus models MTX-75 been used ?

I think it various between markets, if you input your vehicle VIN into https://7zap.com/ the information summary at the the top of page should tell you what you need to know.  I've attached a screengrab of my MK2 TDCi to illustrate.

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1 hour ago, TomRym said:

You mention that it is a ib5 gearbox which i wasnt aware about, so i did more digging and apparently it does have a drain plug like showed on that movie:

As soon as I'll get my car back I'll have a look is it the same. Might be different because movie description says 1997-2007 and i have 2010.

No the bottom bolt holds together the selector shaft parts. 

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1 hour ago, FatHead1979 said:

I've not looked at the Youtube clip but I suspect from looking at the thumbnail that it's from the US.  The US never got what we call the MK2 Focus, they got MK1 (with a slightly different front end to the EU model) and MK3 (in european terms).  So although it might "technically" have the same gearbox, it'll almost certainly be a different revision/version and frankly, the odds of @JW1982 being wrong on something like this are about the same as the odds on winning the lottery without buying a ticket.

 

*Edit - Just skimmed the Youtube vid and that looks like an MTX-75 box to me?!?*

It definitely is not an IB5 gearbox in this Youtube vid..

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