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minus 21 cold start - Why should we depress the clutch

Discussion in 'General chat / Off Topic / Social' started by kaliope, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. edessex

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    One place I used to work, we had to leave a fan heater in the engine bay of a loader overnight, or it wouldn't start in the morning.
     
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    Whats the quickest way to Depress the clutch....I think its to tell it its attached to a DMF on a M32 gearbox.....
     
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    That's a good one for our ex member boroboy lol :D
     
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    Well most people would be going out to work at the same time each day, if not then the usual wait for the car to warm up as normal.
     
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    The clutch wont care, it the happiest part of it, it's the owner that gets depressed.

    I've never really understood the word "depress" when it comes to pedals, if I "press" the clutch pedal I push it down, so "depress" means what?
     
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    You would depress the clutch, by pressing the clutch pedal.

    To depress means to relieve the pressure on, so you relieve the pressure on the clutch, by pressing the clutch pedal.

    But as language evolves it became accepted parlance to say "depress the clutch pedal" even if that is not the best use of the English language.
     
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    So, depress the brake means the opposite?
     
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    Technically, that would mean "brakes off" but people who say "depress the brake pedal" are just bad people because they really mean "press the brake pedal" and should learn English like wot I no.
     
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    Yours cool Init :D
     
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    Dont know about -21 but this is the way I start my car every time, every day of the year. Depress Clutch and turn key, been doing it for years.
     
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