Compresses rings into the piston to allow them to clear the block deck on installation. Ribbon type compressors often break rings, we don't recommend them.
How to use TOOL:
A cylindrical flexible material that is wrapped in an adjustable clamp for tightening. As it tightens the rings are compressed in their grooves in the piston, and allow the piston to be installed in the cylinder bore.
THIS TOOL as seen in Basic Engine Building:
Place the ring compressor around the piston with the piston rings properly lined up. Tighten the clamp while being careful not to catch a piston on it's groove edge. It could scratch the piston wall or break the ring.