Keep tabs on your engine's compression ratio and performance with this cool new compression tester from Katech Performance...
The WHISTLER from Katech Inc. is an electronic device that instantly determines the compression ratio of virtually any engine to within a tenth of a point.
"The WHISTLER is easy to use," said Caleb Newman, director of aftermarket operations, Katech Performance. "Just remove a spark plug and screw the WHISTLER adapter in its place. Then enter the number of cylinders, CID and temperature of the engine. Finally, bring the engine to TDC (top dead center) and the unit will display the compression ratio."
Also required to use the WHISTLER is a low volume air source and 120Volt AC supply.
"Sanctioning bodies use the WHISTLER to enforce compression ratio rules without tearing the engine down," Newman added. "It's a great tool for the most serious engine shops and racers."
The WHISTLER works with four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines ranging from six to 600 cubic inches with a temperature range of 30* to 200*F.
Included with the unit are:
* FN, BN, BL, J and 18mm spark plug adapters (12mm motorcycle available)
* Verification bottle (to check the calibration of the unit at any time)
* Easy-to-understand instruction sheet
The WHISTLER sells for $2,095 and can be purchased by calling Katech Inc. at 866-KATECH1.
Visit www.katechengines.com to learn more about the WHISTLER and other tools from the world-class engine professionals at Katech Inc.
Katech Performance, the aftermarket performance division of Katech Inc., engineers and manufactures race-proven crate engines and components for LS1/LS6 and LS2/LS7 engines including solid belt tensioners, coil relocation brackets, cylinder heads, dampers, pistons, push rods, throttle bodies and valve covers, among other high-performance products for the street and track.
Katech Inc. was founded on the need to provide responsive service and skills to factory race efforts in all forms of racing, including the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), NASCAR(r), SCCA SPEED World Challenge, American Speed Association (ASA) and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Today, Katech is an industrial leader in advanced racing and high-performance engine development, manufacturing, testing and assembly, and offers support services for the professional racer including boring, honing, fabrication, welding and prototype parts development.