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Old 07-04-2015, 09:23 PM
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Random parts falling off the car

I was changing the oil in the Corolla today, and this thing fell into the oil drain pan. I have no idea what it is. The car drives fine without it.

Maybe it read a book on Colin Chapman or something.

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Old 07-04-2015, 10:01 PM
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Looks like a body mount part. Lose a few more and fly

Look where the body used to be bolted to the frame or unibody supports something.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:41 PM
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Try a dedicated Corolla forum perhaps? They know the cars better, I would think.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:48 AM
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Is it hard or soft? (Oh yes, this will lead to comments)
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:24 AM
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That looks like the gimbal balancer bushing. Very important and expensive to fix. Its tied into the blinker fluid so you had better get it fixed
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:25 PM
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I liked the Colin Chapman reference. My first thought on reading the title was this has something to do with a Lotus Europa.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:27 PM
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And just guessing here, but...

That looks like a hose connection for connecting two hard plastic hoses. Or perhaps it fits under the air cleaner and is connected to the PVC valve or something like it?
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:59 PM
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I think that it's a cupcake - the napkin is a clue...
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:29 PM
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That looks like the gimbal balancer bushing. Very important and expensive to fix. Its tied into the blinker fluid so you had better get it fixed
I doubt that, looks like the left handed smoke bender to me.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:32 PM
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I think that it's a cupcake - the napkin is a clue...
Or by the table cloth it may be a part from the Pizzarias oven. Try tasting it, that may help figuring it out.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:54 AM
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Looks like a valve seal to me....
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:29 AM
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So someone on the Toyota forums says that it's a dynamic damper for the motor mount. My taste-test seems to back that up. Now I just need to figure out where it goes...
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:30 AM
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Try a dedicated Corolla forum perhaps? They know the cars better, I would think.
Yeah, I was posting it here for the humor value more than for wisdom... .
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:34 AM
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...probably not the type of BUSH(ing) a young lad like yourself would want to stumble on eh?
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:36 AM
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