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I know this topic has been covered in other threads but still I have some cloudy thoughts about this procedure.

First, Is there or isn't there a drain plug? I know it's the IB5 transmission in the manual Fiesta. Over the years as it's been tweeked and revised, the drain plug has seemed to disappear. I can't find it and I believe it was there years ago in other vehicles.
Two, what is the big bolt/plug down low facing the front of the car? It's a rather large head maybe an inch in diameter. looks it might not even be associated with the transmission, and it's part of the clutch bell housing.
If know one knows what I'm talking about I can try to get a picture.
Three, I know the manual says drain fluid with a suction pump and refill via the same hole. My previous vehicle had a 5-speed manual and clearly had a filler hole and a drain plug hole. Both were clearly marked and identified. Yet, according to manufactures service instructions, it still said the same thing. Drain and refill via the filler hole. Is it perhaps they feel the drain plug may leak if it's tampered with in any way?
Four, what type of fluid is the manual transmsiion fluid? Is it a heavier gear oil? I had a manual transmission Ford Mustang. It used Ford type F fluid, same as the automatic. My previous vehicle, a Jeep Compass 5-speed, used ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid in the manual transmission.

I sometimes miss a shift, we all do. At 100,00mi I'm thinking of changing the fluid. Personally, 150,00mi on fluid is a long distance to go. The vehicle has been driven in dusty conditions and if you read the fine print in the owner's manual, Ford recommends service sooner. I believe 60,000mi.
 

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I know this topic has been covered in other threads but still I have some cloudy thoughts about this procedure.

First, Is there or isn't there a drain plug? I know it's the IB5 transmission in the manual Fiesta. Over the years as it's been tweeked and revised, the drain plug has seemed to disappear. I can't find it and I believe it was there years ago in other vehicles.
Two, what is the big bolt/plug down low facing the front of the car? It's a rather large head maybe an inch in diameter. looks it might not even be associated with the transmission, and it's part of the clutch bell housing.
If know one knows what I'm talking about I can try to get a picture.
Three, I know the manual says drain fluid with a suction pump and refill via the same hole. My previous vehicle had a 5-speed manual and clearly had a filler hole and a drain plug hole. Both were clearly marked and identified. Yet, according to manufactures service instructions, it still said the same thing. Drain and refill via the filler hole. Is it perhaps they feel the drain plug may leak if it's tampered with in any way?
Four, what type of fluid is the manual transmsiion fluid? Is it a heavier gear oil? I had a manual transmission Ford Mustang. It used Ford type F fluid, same as the automatic. My previous vehicle, a Jeep Compass 5-speed, used ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid in the manual transmission.

I sometimes miss a shift, we all do. At 100,00mi I'm thinking of changing the fluid. Personally, 150,00mi on fluid is a long distance to go. The vehicle has been driven in dusty conditions and if you read the fine print in the owner's manual, Ford recommends service sooner. I believe 60,000mi.
This is the fluid for manual transmission:


As you said there's just one hole for filling and draining. So you need a pump or a hose to do the procedure. I used a hose.

You need 2.1 L of oil and if I remember correctly a 10 mm hex wrench.



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Copy from the FSM. There is only one hole with which to drain and fill the transaxle. You must use Ford synthetic fluid. Period. You will need an automotive suction gun or fluid evacuator. Most manufacturers have done away with separate drain and fill plugs 10 years ago. And yes, this has been covered again and again and again. Also, 150,000 miles on gear oil isn't unreasonable at all. In fact, as long as you've never had any seal leaks (oil leaks out, dirt gets in), the fluid can last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Transaxle Draining and Filling

Material Item Specification
Motorcraft® Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid
XT-M5-QS WSD-M2C200-C

With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
Release the 7 retainers (2 shown) and remove the shift cable cover

NOTE: Before removing, clean the area around the filler plug.

Remove the fill plug.

Using a suitable oil suction gun, fill the transaxle to the correct level with the specified fluid.
Transaxle fluid level: 5-10 mm (0.196-0.393 in.) below the lower edge of the filler plug bore.

Install the fill plug.
Tighten to 35 Nm (26 lb-ft).
Install the shift cables cover.
 

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Copy from the FSM. There is only one hole with which to drain and fill the transaxle. You must use Ford synthetic fluid. Period. You will need an automotive suction gun or fluid evacuator. Most manufacturers have done away with separate drain and fill plugs 10 years ago. And yes, this has been covered again and again and again. Also, 150,000 miles on gear oil isn't unreasonable at all. In fact, as long as you've never had any seal leaks (oil leaks out, dirt gets in), the fluid can last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Transaxle Draining and Filling

Material Item Specification
Motorcraft® Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid
XT-M5-QS WSD-M2C200-C

With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
Release the 7 retainers (2 shown) and remove the shift cable cover

NOTE: Before removing, clean the area around the filler plug.

Remove the fill plug.

Using a suitable oil suction gun, fill the transaxle to the correct level with the specified fluid.
Transaxle fluid level: 5-10 mm (0.196-0.393 in.) below the lower edge of the filler plug bore.

Install the fill plug.
Tighten to 35 Nm (26 lb-ft).
Install the shift cables cover.
Is this not a drain bolt?
 

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How many quarts of fluid does it take? I'm going to add some as I'm replacing a seal between the axle and transmission.

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This is the fluid for manual transmission:


As you said there's just one hole for filling and draining. So you need a pump or a hose to do the procedure. I used a hose.

You need 2.1 L of oil and if I remember correctly a 10 mm hex wrench.



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This is the fluid for manual transmission:


As you said there's just one hole for filling and draining. So you need a pump or a hose to do the procedure. I used a hose.

You need 2.1 L of oil and if I remember correctly a 10 mm hex wrench.



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8 mm hex on my 2019 fiesta S.
 
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