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to close by gravity

German translation: schliesst durch Schwerkraft

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13:33 Mar 5, 2004
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase: to close by gravity
However, a check valve closes by gravity to retain the residual pressure in the line, helping the engine to restart more easily.
Oliver Giesser
United States
Local time: 15:09
German translation:schliesst durch Schwerkraft
Explanation:
Sounds to me as if the valve is (automatically triggered and) powered by the weight of fluid.

If the context of the text gives more clues, you might want to rephrase this to something like "wird durch das Gewicht geschlossen", but without knowing what sort of fluid (fuel?) is involved and if it closes automatically, I would go with "schliesst durch Schwerkraft".
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Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 21:09
Grading comment
Thank you!!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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schliesst durch Schwerkraft


Explanation:
Sounds to me as if the valve is (automatically triggered and) powered by the weight of fluid.

If the context of the text gives more clues, you might want to rephrase this to something like "wird durch das Gewicht geschlossen", but without knowing what sort of fluid (fuel?) is involved and if it closes automatically, I would go with "schliesst durch Schwerkraft".

Lars Helbig
Germany
Local time: 21:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jccantrell: yeah, held open by the pressure of the fluid, then closes when the pressure slacks off.
1 hr

agree  Horst2
2 hrs

agree  Rolf Bueskens
5 hrs

agree  Hermann
5 hrs

agree  Hans G. Liepert: aber richtig einbauen, sonst ...
19 hrs
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