Focus Gearbox oil - Roly93
Is it possible to check/top up the gearbox oil on my 2003 Focus 1.6 Zetec, or is the gearbox sealed for life ?
Focus Gearbox oil - Phil P
Think they're sealed, at least the one on my '99 2.0 Focus was..

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Focus Gearbox oil - psi
depends on the model of transmission, on the iB5 there isn't a drain plug, easiest way to drain the oil is to remove one or both the driveshafrs. on the MTX75 the drain plug is in the base of the differential housing with a hex socket.
Focus Gearbox oil - jc2
Both should have level plugs.
Focus Gearbox oil - L'escargot
depends on the model of transmission, on the iB5 there isn't
a drain plug, easiest way to drain the oil is to
remove one or both the driveshafrs. on the MTX75 the drain
plug is in the base of the differential housing with a
hex socket.


Practically word for word what the Haynes manual says!
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L\'escargot.
Focus Gearbox oil - psi
except haynes can spell! (plus i didn't read the OP properly it was actually about topping up Doh!)
Focus Gearbox oil - pug3
Manual transmission oil level check

I. The manual transmission does not have a dipstick. To check the oil level, raise the vehicle and support it securely on axle stand; making sure that the vehicle is level.

2. Except on 2.0 litre models, to gain access to the filler/level plug, it is first necessary to unclip the plastic cover from the gear selector cables at the front of the transmission.

3. On the lower front side of the transmission housing, you will see the filler/level plug, which has a large Allen key fitting. Note it is the plug furthest from the engine; where applicable, do not confuse it with the blanking plug near the bellhousing.

4. Remove all traces of dirt, then unscrew the filler/level plug from the front face of the transmission. Access to the plug is not that easy; use a suitable Allen key or socket, and take care, as the plug will probably be very tight.

5. The oil level must be between 10 mm and 15 mm below the bottom edge of the filler/level plug hole (use a cranked tool such as an Allen key, or a piece of bent wire, to check the level).

6. If necessary, top-up the level with the specified grade of oil . Add the oil in very small amounts, and allow time for the oil level to stabilise before rechecking the level.

7. When the level is correct, clean and refit the filler level plug and tighten it to the specified torque.

8. Refit the plastic cover over the transmission cables.
Focus Gearbox oil - John S
Dropping the 'cranked tool' into the 'box during a level check was a not uncommon occurence in the '80s when some of the Escort Mk3 'boxes moved to having the oil level below, rather than at, the level plug to improve shift quality.

Make sure the 'cranked tool' is either quite a long Allen key, or has the free end of the wire bent up again to ensure it can't go right in.

JS

 

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