Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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B+

Battery Positive Voltage

B-CAN

Body CAN or Basic CAN

B.A

British Association old standard size of threads."

B.S. Kite Mark

British Standards Kite Mark. The symbol of the British Standards Institute consisting of a triangle on its point with a capital B on its side above the triangle and a capital S inside the triangle.

B.S.F

British Standard Fine size of thread."

Babbitt Metal

An alloy of tin, copper, antimony and lead used as a coating for plain steel bearings.

Back EMF

A voltage produced that tends to oppose the voltage that created it.

Back Plate

(1) Non-rotating plate carrying the shoes of a drum brake. (2) Metal member carrying friction material of the disc brake pad.

Back Pressure

The pressure build-up in the exhaust caused by the resistance to exhaust flow by pipe diameters and muffler baffles. Used in design to balance an exhaust to an engine.

Back-Sanding

Technique of sanding a surface to taper the paint film away from the metal repaired area.


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