Automotive Dictionary: Baffle

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Automotive Dictionary: Baffle


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Baffle


Metal plates fixed inside the silencer to break up the flow of the exhaust gas and reduce the noise output. Baffles are sometimes used in sumps to prevent oil surging from side to side on cornering, possibly causing intermittent oil-starvation.
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