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I have searched until I"ve become so irritated lol. I know this may have been answered somehwere but I can"t find it if my life depended on it. Where is the drain and fill plug on the powershift six speed automatic found in a 2013 ford focus se? I want to change the fluid every 30k and I don"t care if it is required or not at 30k I just want to have it done that way. So where are the drain and fill plugs and any info on how to change the fluid would be great and maybe some pics showing the drain and fill plugs and what type of fluid and how you tell if it"s full?
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Moved this to a section for the newest model Focus, possibly an owner will see it here & have some info. for you.Can"t argue about wanting to do extra maint., haven"t seen the subject come up yet since the manual gearbox in the powershift trans. doesn"t "need" the regular changes at 30,000 that were advised for regular automatic transmissions. Our regular manuals are recommended at about 100,000, and it might be the same for yours.It"ll be interesting to learn what they did for drain & fill on this trans..
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There"s a sticky at the top of the MK3 section for the workshop manual. Download the manual and behold! There should be no reason to change the fluid though, since the DCT is a dry dual clutch design vs. a tradition fluid-filled torque converter. The only fluid in the DCT is to lubricate its internal parts, so it doesn"t degrade nearly as fast by being used to create forward motion.
Drain and Fill plugs DSP6 Powershift 6 speed automaticI have researched this myself and also like to change mine every 30k. I"m doing mine soon within a week actually and I"ll let you know how it goes. I found out that the drian and fill plugs are on the drivers side and use a hex shaped socket. You need to remove both the fill and drain plug and let it drain. Then replace the drain plug and fill through the fill plug hole until fluid is all the way up to the fill hole, and this needs to be done with the car level. The only fluid available for this transmission is the Motocraft XT-11-QDC with Spec. WSD-M2C200-D2. No fluid is made meeting that spec that I have found. So go to your local ford deal for the fluid and you"ll need 2 quarts it"s $30 a quart.
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Post some pics when you guys do this. I"m all for doing extra maintance. My owners manual says 150,000 miles before the fluid needs to be changed in the DCT. That seems like way to long. I would much rather do it between 30,000-50,000 miles.

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Here is some pics to help you in changing your MK3 Powershift Transmssion fluid
This is the first time for me taking pics like this so I hope it"s good enough. The following pics show you where your drain and fill plugs are on the 2012-2014 Ford Focus with the Powershift 6 Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). First you"ll need to remove the fill plug and the drain plug with an 8mm hex bit. They are located on the drivers side. Let it drain and replace the drain plug and now with the car being level use some kind of gear oil pump to pump the 2 quarts of Motocraft XT-11-QDC Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid back into the Fill Plug hole until the fluid is at the bottom of the hole then it is full. Replace your fill plug and your done! Reference the pic below I will post a pic of the old fluid versus the new fluid for some of you that may think it doesn"t need to be changed very often. I"m doing mine every 30k.