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Old 07-10-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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How much pressure required to depress clutch?

I was in an accident two weeks ago (not my fault) and surgery was needed on my left shinbone for a diagonal crack. Three screws and a small plate were installed. Luckily it wasn't broken all the way across. Recovery time is supposed to be 10-12 weeks. I left the hospital without a cast etc. but I was ordered not to put weight on it. If I damage the repair work they promised me much regret. I also cracked my sternum and it still hurts like a SOB.
In the meantime the order tracker says my 2015 has arrived. I already told the dealership about the wreck while the car was in transit so they know there will be a delay. I'm trying to get a measurement of pressure required so I can talk the doctor into letting me drive it in the coming weeks even if I'm not allowed to walk. I know my leg is more important than a car and he may say no but I look at it as rehab. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:42 AM   #2
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Ask the Doc to prescribe a cane and use it with your left arm/hand to depress clutch.

Or use your right foot.

I drove a standard trans with a broken ankle and 2 toes.
It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:04 AM   #3
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as someone who has a plate and 7 screws in his left ankle, i can safely say that you should not put any pressure on that leg. The clutch will be a lot of pressure on a plate that needs to stay in place while your bone heals around it. You can try, but if you feel even the slightest pain i wouldn't push it.
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