OIL PAN BAFFLE, 12A 71-85
Racing Beat Oil Pan Baffle, 12A 71-85
The Racing Beat-designed and manufactured Oil Baffle Plate slows the return of engine oil as it drains from the engine into the pan. In slowing the oil’s return, air that has been suspended in the oil (as foam) is allowed more time to separate from the oil.
Removing this trapped air both improves the ability of the oil to transfer heat and reduces pressure drops at high RPM. The plate is sandwiched between the engine and the oil pan. It is recommended that two oil pan gaskets be used, one below and one above the plate, to provide proper sealing. Gaskets are not supplied, but are available separately if needed.