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Ford 3000. Looks like someone plugged a hole (see pic). Is this a bell housing drain that should be left open? Seems that someone may have thought it needed to be plugged.

I’ve read there is a drain hole with a cotter pin hanging to protect the clutch from any internal leak. Is that what I’m seeing plugged?
 

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I do not know what Kubota has to do with this, I think an answer regarding Ford 3000 is more adequate:
Yes, that is were the weep hole is.

I reuse my post from another thread:

Attached a picture, the weep hole is in the center of the red circle.
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Everything. Most all tractors, no matter what brand will have a weep hole or plug in the bell housing to evacuate fluid or water. My old Massey had one and so did my International. Some will have a floating pin, some will just have a threaded bolt. Had Kubota's with either. The Massey and the Barnyard Buick had hex head bolts. If they aren't there and you have a seal leaking, at some point it will compromise the clutch when it gets full enough.

If they don't have a plug, the lowest part of the bellhousing will have a relief in it to allow any contaminates to come out.
 
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