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Old 03-14-2003, 09:52 PM
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Ali Al-Chalabi Ali Al-Chalabi is offline
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It is officially called a noise encapsulation panel. Among the various things it does is provide sound insulation, improve aerodynamics, keep the serpentine belt as well as the rest of the engine dry and help keep things clean.
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