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themanstan last won the day on August 7 2015

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About themanstan

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    http://www.ludwig.ox.ac.uk

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    Sandford-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
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    Gin!
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    Senior Laboratory Manager

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    Titan Silver 2003 BMW E39 530IA

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  1. themanstan

    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    Poop.... found a 2010 thule guide where E34s are still listed, unless anyone else has tried 951s (they are considered universal for rain gutter) they recommend the expensive footpack 369. https://www.yumpu.com/it/document/view/3918902/thule-fit-guide-2010-globalparts However, Amazon has it at half price £30 free delivery! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-369-THULE-Universal-Joint/dp/B0001HAC28 1 left !
  2. themanstan

    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    Where are you based Flying Banana? If you not too far or if i'm passing your way in the not too distant future we can do a "suck it and see" experiment!
  3. themanstan

    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    Thule 951 FootPacks, Thule GB website doesn't have the E34 in their search engine for roof racks anymore. https://www.stresni-nosice.cz/128626-thule-9517122.html Says it does, lets see what e60neindanke has to say. 951.pdf
  4. themanstan

    E34 Saloon Roof Racks - anyone had them ?

    I think I have a set of footpacks the Thule for E34, e60neindanke can confirm the part number he is using. I'll check at home, unused in box and report back with parts numbers. If they are the right ones, happy to send for £10+postage. You'd just need the right square bars to with them (76X series) . Stan
  5. themanstan

    Winter tyres - it's that time of year!

    I had been using Falken HS 439s for the 18" parallels in winter, but a puncture made me consider the alternative of separate winter sets. I'd bought a set of turbines which came with winters back in 2015 and they got their first proper use this year in Birmingham... worth every penny of £100 spent, less than getting a new tyre! YouTube
  6. themanstan

    An ideal way to get rid of that E39. (and other old crap)

    1:26 the Ford Ka with the Ply Roll cage
  7. Opie Oils are doing a deal on 5W30 LL FST code: EDGE20 £53 for 8L delivered
  8. themanstan

    Jump cables 400 amps for 850 CCA 3 Litres Diesel

    What he means is boosting to get started (proper jump start) or using the donor vehicles to provide all the amps. In this heat you won't need anywhere near 850A, as that is cold cranking i.e. when -20'C. These will be fine for an easy start if you are boosting... if the engine doesn't want to fire don't keep cranking... These are likely too light duty for a completely flat battery.
  9. themanstan

    So... What have you achieved this week

    Have you not seen a box of Scott's Porridge Oats? The "Hitler salute" is a traditional Scots manoeuvre when balancing a ball on your shoulder... the one on the Scott's porridge being a pifling little thing in comparison to what Dan has shouldered... I'm guessing Dan doesn't even have control of his arm... it just does it! I wonder if my son Adam hasn't got some Scot's blood in him... he's been continuing to ask for and eat a bowl of hot porridge in the morning despite all the heat...
  10. themanstan

    Spot the Genuine

    The protective plastic on the left one doesn't help, makes it look flatter and duller.
  11. themanstan

    Driving in Red Weather warnings - insurance valid?

    Scottish Bus Driver Skills! Numpty in a Mini... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-43239989/near-miss-as-bus-swerves-to-avoid-car-in-edinburgh
  12. themanstan

    Anyone else on the festive catering duties?!

    Me too, nothing better than to see people enjoy their food, makes it all worth the effort. I'm going to do roast duck for Christmas Day, crunchy roast potatoes, and plenty of veggies, my kids love veggies.... even sprouts (fry bacon pieces in olive oil with garlic, chuck the sprouts in fry for a minute, then add a little water steam for no more than 5 mins). We'll be also celebrating Christmas Eve (Spanish/Polish influences), Langoustines in garlic sauce, morcilla (spanish black pudding) with fried quails eggs on baguette slices, breaded pork loins (super tender mini-schnitzels) Oh... and I'll make churros for breakfast on Christmas day...
  13. themanstan

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    DSC light came on erratically over the last couple of days, followed by the Brake Warning and Check Brakes message. Removed driver side cabin filter housing and inspected brake reservoir, topped up with DOT4 (small £2 top up bottle) and warning lights went away!
  14. themanstan

    Bangernomics.

    Oohh! That looks exciting... very well thanks, been made permanent, which in a University is a rarity nowadays!
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