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K-Lite engine knock monitoring alert, by Gizzmo Electronics
Gizzmo's K-Lite signifies a new evolution in engine protection. With 11
frequency & gain settings, 6 knock display levels, peak recall and housing 2
processors dedicated to protecting your investment, you know exactly how close
(or over) the limit you are. The accuracy of the KMon in the size of a shift
light. Available in Blue, Silver or Black
Why do you want a Gizzmo K-Lite?
Ask yourself a few questions...
- What is your engine worth to replace/rebuild?
- Did your tuner, reflash or chip employ a tune that suits your
- Is that last tank of fuel you got the same as what the car is tuned for?
- How will you know if your fuel pump/injectors have issues causing a lean
There is a good reason that proper tuners and car manufacturers monitor
knock, it's because knock is the most likely reason that your engine will incur
some very costly damage. A Gizzmo K-Lite will let you know if you cross that
fine line in between the 'ultimate tuned monster' and 'catastrophe'. We all know
that the fuel from one service station to the next is not necessarily the same
due to shelf life, additives, contamination etc. We also all know that cars feel
different in summer vs winter due to air temp, humidity etc; so with all these
changing factors, how do you know and monitor that your tune is still in check?
Once you have modified your vehicle you have stepped away for the safety of
the OEM tune and safety buffer. Even worse, if you have an after market ECU or
tune, it will most likely be tuned for whatever fuel you had in your tank at the
time of tuning. Even fuel level has an effect; the lower your fuel level, the
higher your fuel temperature via recirculating through your fuel pump and, in
the case of internal pumps, cooling your fuel pump. A higher fuel temp has a
similar, but lesser, effect as a higher intake temperature. When a car is
re-flashed or chipped, the additional power is gain, at least in part, by
scaling back the manufacturers 'buffer' which is the conservative timing and
fuelling to allow for the changing conditions outlined above which is fine, so
long as you can monitor it to make sure it is safe. A Gizzmo K-lite is fully
adjustable (knock frequency and gain) to be tailored to your engine/mods unlike
other knock lights which employ a one size fits all philosophy. In addition to
this the Gizzmo K-Lite also has a peak recall and a price that fits every
wallet. So, why wouldn't you want a Gizzmo K-Lite?
Why not just use an A/F Meter?
Using a wideband A/F meter is way better than using nothing at
all...but...there are a few important things to know first. A lot of permanent
mount A/F meters are 'narrow band' not 'wide band', this means they are for
'narrow band' sensors which can only accurately determine if you are above or
below 14.7:1 A/F whereas a wideband can typically recognise from 8.5:1 to 19:1.
A wideband is a very effective tool for determining your A/F ratio and as such
will let you see if you are leaning out at the top end as a result of defective
or incorrectly sized fuel pump/injectors etc. The K-Lite will also let you know
if you're leaning out because if you are leaning out to a critical point, you'll
get detonation which the K-Lite will pick up on immediately, but here is the
difference. The K-Lite can not tell you if the problem is ignition or fuel
related, it will simply let you know you have an issue that needs resolving
whereas the A/F meter will tell you you're leaning out e.g. the problem is fuel
With the K-Lite however, it will also let you know if you have knock be it from
high intake temps, bad fuel, incorrect ignition/fuel mapping, a faulty EFI
sensor, ignition fault etc, anything that can cause knock and blown up your
pride and joy where as an A/F meter will simply let you know your A/F ratio.
Typically tuners will use a wideband to get the A/F ratio in the ballpark and
then advance the ignition/lean out the fuel whilst utilising a knock monitor to
determine the limits of the tune. So essentially, while there are similarities,
the K-Lite and A/F meter are two quite different tools. When tuning for
real horsepower, you need BOTH!
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