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themanstan last won the day on August 7 2015

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About themanstan

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  • Birthday January 31

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    Sandford-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
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    Senior Laboratory Manager


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    Titan Silver 2003 BMW E39 530IA

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  1. themanstan

    Spot the Genuine

    The protective plastic on the left one doesn't help, makes it look flatter and duller.
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    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
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    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...
  4. 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!
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    Oohh! That looks exciting... very well thanks, been made permanent, which in a University is a rarity nowadays!
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    What you doing now Dave? Your apprenticeship must be all done by now!
  7. themanstan

    Could this cyclist not have...

    Death by Dangerous driving, ~10 years under these circumstances would not be unimaginable.
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    Could this cyclist not have...

    The Judge's sentencing statement using the presented evidence, including his own, he had time to shout and swear at the pedestrian twice well before the collision took place, took no avoiding action including trying to stop despite having time and space to do so. The fact the bike was not road legal was a compounding factor, he would have been found guilty with a road legal bike too with his actions... or more appropriately inaction.
  9. themanstan

    Aux-In mini amp

    I've connected an aux-in (behind the sat-nav) so that on occasions where the ipod doesn't have what is wanted we can plug something in. However, the input on the aux is a bit low and you get volume shock when switching between modes or if Traffic Alert cuts in. Is it okay to fit a mini-headphone amp, like a FiiO to have neutral volume situation and not harm anything? http://www.ea-audio.co.uk/fiio_a1.html
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    Could this cyclist not have...

    http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/old-street-cycle-death-rider-charlie-alliston-had-right-of-way-and-victim-was-not-using-pedestrian-crossing-court-told-1-5149788 I see he was claims to be an experienced bike courier... imagine if a trucker claimed ignorance about functional brakes being required for road worthiness of his vehicle!!!
  11. themanstan

    Aquarium woes

    Friend of mine has one of those socket thermostats, which acts as a back up to the heater. It has a probe which you can pop in the water and if the heater controls go bonkers it will cut off the leccy. A bit like the one here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biogreen-TER2-GB-Thermstat-Function/dp/B005N96SBS And something along the lines of these for high/low temp alarm purposes https://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-thermometer-external-internal-temperature/dp/B00FJV3GJM/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=outdoors&ie=UTF8&qid=1499687234&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=termperature+alarm
  12. themanstan

    Top Class Lorry Driver

    First Class Lorry Driving, Respect!
  13. themanstan

    Site Banner ..displays a Porsche 911?

    Screenshot please!