Compression is a critical part of an engine's combustion, without it, or more specifically, without the right amount of compression, your engine will not produce power efficiently. An engine is a sealed chamber designed to keep compression in. If your engine is not producing the correct compression, this can be due to parts such as the piston rings, valves or head gaskets not sealing correctly. The ToolPRO Compression Tester Kit is designed to tell you the exact amount of compression that your engine is producing. With these readings, you can then compare differences in compression between cylinders or against the factory service manual, to determine if engine reconditioning needs to be undertaken.
Use the supplied threaded fittings, this will thread into most spark plug holes, replacing the spark plug. In the case that no threaded insert suits the compression fit rubber adaptors can be utilised. When using a compression tester, it is always best to disconnect the ignition system as well as disable your fuel source to prevent the car from starting. Remember, when using a compression tester, you don't want the motor to kick over; you simply want to crank the motor in order to drive the pistons and produce compression. As this is an advanced tool, it is advisable to read instructions before use along with the service manual of your car.