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Question Buying Advice Please... New to SLK

Hey All

I am looking at a SLK350 with the AMG body kit, 2005 with only 9000 miles on the clock. I love the way they look .

Anyway, whats the oil team, is there anything that I should be looking for when buying one of these, does anything go wrong etc?

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Welcome from NE England. - I've got an '04 350 with nearly 6K miles on it - no problems so far!! There was a problem with oil consumption on some of the early 350 engines - you'd have to get the engine number so we can check if it's one of the possibly troublesome ones.

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As Woolly stated, verify if it falls within the range with engines with potential oil consumption problems. Also verify the physical condition of the vehicle and any damage to include repairs and repainting. Also, check the service records to verify if the vehicle has been properly serviced.
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Ok then... I'll get the chasis and engine numbers off the car. If I post them here can somebody tell me the what they mean etc.

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The 2005 SLK350 oil consumption issue refers mainly to engine nos. at or below 272 9xx 30 058705.

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