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    Today I set about retrieving an 8mm bolt that had dropped from the engine and lodged in the plastic undertray of the Laguna engine bay. I found the bolt o.k. but also found this rather large ballbearing also sitting in the tray.

    I cannot figure out where the ballbearing might have come from. Its about the size of an indent ball that retains a moving shaft in predetermined location by pressure on a matching vee in the shaft. I can't see any likely candidate or mechanism that it could have fallen from. The Laguna has an auto transmission.

    If anyone has knowledge of such a ballbearing being used on the Laguna engine, or any idea where it might come from and whether it lying loose in the engine bay might have some critical effect on the engine operation.

    I don't see anything that might correspond or relate to its use. I would appreciate any advice as to its possible use etc.

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    Sorry, got me stumped?

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    Thanks for the quick reply Rod.

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    It may have been droped by someone blocking off vacume hoses , easier to get another ball then to find the droped ball.
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    Ken,
    If all systems, gear selection etc are OK Forget it. Nothing to do with the 8mm bolt ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Ken,
    If all systems, gear selection etc are OK Forget it. Nothing to do with the 8mm bolt ?
    No WB, I changed a front coil and the 8mm bolt that secures it flipped out, and dropped down the bonnet catch hole, At the time (murphys law!!) I was unable to retrieve it due to time constraints and restricted movement after an operation, so just found another that would fit the newly fitted coil as one of those temporary measures.

    Hex bolt head of course was a different size - hence the eventual search for the original!! fortunately it was still there in the tray.

    The other was just a "ballsup" at least I hope that is so!

    Regards, thanks for the replies.

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    Could have been there for years! I just found my favourite 8-10 mm ring spanner sitting on a wheel cylinder bleed nipple. It must have been there for a full year.

    Is there the slightest chance that it was flicked up from the road?

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    What work has been done to the car since the undertray was last removed? List all the tasks, eliminate the obvious ones, then see if any of the leftovers involved, or may have involved, the removal of a bearing.
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    It's the sealing ball from the pressure regulator - someone has opened the bleed screw right out when depressurising the hydraulics, then refitted it without recovering the ball.

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    Maybe it was put there just to confuse you
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    Could it be the 'indent' ball from a socket extension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    It's the sealing ball from the pressure regulator - someone has opened the bleed screw right out when depressurising the hydraulics, then refitted it without recovering the ball.
    I would hope not Addo...hydraulics are working o.k. and the last time it was worked on was during the top up and servicing of the automatic transmission, but I would think that service would have involved the removal of the undertray. I'll check with the garage that did the work. No bearing work done in recent times.

    I am in the process of arranging the use of a car hoist at a local garage, as I miss the opportunity to walk around under the car and do my own inspection. Max Kirwan offered me free access to their workshops on weekends to work on all my cars at one time, and I regret not taking him up on the offer.

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    G'day Ken,

    aaargh, the tray, useful animal for catching all that stuff that leaves the butterfingers instead of getting lost in the grass. The r20 had one, grotty place to retrieve from though.

    None on the Fug, is that normal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob View Post
    G'day Ken,

    aaargh, the tray, useful animal for catching all that stuff that leaves the butterfingers instead of getting lost in the grass. The r20 had one, grotty place to retrieve from though.

    None on the Fug, is that normal ?

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    Engine undertrays were fitted in the colder Northern Hemisphere, I presume that the importers removed them to get better air flow as on at least one of my fuegos I notice the screwed captive nuts are there to secure a tray in position.. or perhaps it was an economy measure ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Slater View Post
    Could it be the 'indent' ball from a socket extension?
    Checked on my socket extensions etc and it is "possible" though by sight the "found" ball looks slightly larger than those in the sidchrome tools that I have. (none missing as far as I can tell Rod!!

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