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Well she wanted something shiny to celebrate our 21 Anniversary today so I got it for her at the local Mercedes dealership.
I went all out and got a matching set.
I know, not too many husbands would spend this kind of cash but she is special.
The things we do to keep our ladies happy !!!
Im going to let her work on the SLK tonight , she has to start somewhere.
This is a great starter project that shouldn't take her too long to finish and she shouldn't loose interest .
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21st anniversary? Looks like the car is only 10 years old.... update your profile!!!
Is that your way of telling me my car looks good for her age ?
Are you flirting with my car sir ?
Home wrecker !!!
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Me and "Mine" went to the polling place.
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Today the garage enable the Manual mode and paddle shift on my slk 350. Now i have working steering wheel with paddle shifts.
Also they update my engine and transmission software.
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New paddle shifts, well I see a speeding ticket in the near future for you so ya better start saving now . Do you have the buttons or the newer style paddles like a member here makes ?
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I have a steering wheel from a slk 55 amg with buttons.
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Sold it and sent a down-payment on a 2012 55 amg black on black.
With AMG handling package and many many goodies.


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Got it detailed inside and out. Looks great.
The lad doing it was moving seat to work on from another car and scratched my rear panel. He has to get it repainted.
Murphy's law again. I think Ill change my name by deed poll
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Cleared the leaves from beside the 55.
Guess who will be checking the drainholes etc this weekend.

Got a bulb fitted to the 350.
Bluebadger is still in shock at price of bulb.

She thought 350's didn't cost as much as 55s.

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I changed the battery which should have been a simple job.
Dropped a 10mm socket down through engine bay which lodged on top of the belly pan necessitating getting the car over a pit to dismantle and retrieve it.
Quick job made long by clumsy fingers!
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I use one of those for mistakes like that. It save me a few times =))
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I use one of those for mistakes like that. It save me a few times =))
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Thanks I might just get one although I suspect it might have to be flexible to get where that bu**er lodged
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Applied two coats of Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze to my '14 SLK
Talk about a deep deep protective shine, and I've used Zaino too.
Allow 24 hours between layering the Sealant coats.

I covered my SLK with genuine a Mercedes car cover.
I am very impressed with this cover, even though it's garaged.
It fits like a glove, and the Mercedes logo is actually embroidered on the front,
and Mercedes Benz embroidered on the back of the cover, all for a reasonable price.

I may probably be weird but I really find paint sealing extremely therapeutic. Lol
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Fitted the new wiper blades. The two side's length is equal on R171 anyway it surprises me as I think it's rare enough.
I put a pic if anybody needs the part number.

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Das Heimlichkeit-Raumschiff went into the shop today to have the rain sensor looked at and repaired, the intermittent SRS warning light looked at and repaired, the NAV DVD removed from the trunk and new carpet installed (from a model without the DVD drive and its bracketry), and to have the headlights refinished (and made clear again).

- The rain sensor turned out to be a problem caused by some previous owner replacing the windshield ... They installed the windshield and sensor assembly without the gel that goes between them. The windshield shop wanted to sell my mechanic a WHOLE windshield assembly, properly put together with the gel, but he said, "no way!" ... and found a source and a method to reinstall the sensors and gel properly. $50 in parts and two-and-a-half hours labor was FAR less expensive than the cost of another windshield!!

- The SRS warning pushed a bunch of codes that indicate the seat lower cushion needs to be replaced—the sensor device is indicated to be bad. That's another $1000 part plus installation labor. I've started another thread on this ... several folks have responded and it seems a large percentage of these failures are actually the inner seat belt buckle assembly failing. I'll be pursuing this one further on Monday.

- The NAV DVD removal went without a hitch and the new carpet looks great. Since I completely overhauled the audio system and get maps and nav direct though my iPhone now, there was no need to have these bits cluttering up the trunk anymore. Having it out of there actually does open up a good bit more trunk space, surprisingly!

- The head lights are now completely refinished and crystal clear, like new! They look great! The job is done but for the final fine polishing, which they will do in a week or so after letting the new coatings fully cure. It was not an inexpensive job but looks far better than anything I've seen done with the over-the-counter kits.

It was kind of an expensive couple of things to get done, but with the exception of the SRS warning and fitting the Connects2 steering wheel control kit (on the way from the UK at present) for the audio system, every detail that needed attention (and a few upgrades/improvements) on this car have been taken care of. It is running brilliantly, easily averaging 26-28 mpg on the highway and 20-22 mpg around town, handles extremely well, etc etc.

Planning a couple of longish trips ... :-)

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Applied two coats of Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze to my '14 SLK
Talk about a deep deep protective shine, and I've used Zaino too.
Allow 24 hours between layering the Sealant coats.

I covered my SLK with genuine a Mercedes car cover.
I am very impressed with this cover, even though it's garaged.
It fits like a glove, and the Mercedes logo is actually embroidered on the front,
and Mercedes Benz embroidered on the back of the cover, all for a reasonable price.

I may probably be weird but I really find paint sealing extremely therapeutic. Lol
Are you sure thats a genuine mercedes car cover ??

The genuine expensive ones are made of cloth material and are circa Ł189.00 plus

Where did you purchase the cover from ?
Main agent or ebay ?
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Are you sure thats a genuine mercedes car cover ??

The genuine expensive ones are made of cloth material and are circa Ł189.00 plus

Where did you purchase the cover from ?
Main agent or ebay ?
Purchased it from the actual real Mercedes dealer. The cover has a Mercedes care label sewn in, and the instruction manual is a Mercedes manual. Embroidered logo and name, not silk screened, on front and back. Has a full Mercedes 1 year warranty in the box, and the box is Mercedes. Costs me $225.00. Perfect fit, with Mercedes storage bag.

There may be different covers being sold. I've seen some fakes with only silk screened logos. This one screams genuine.
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Let my wife drive it.
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- The NAV DVD removal went without a hitch and the new carpet looks great. Since I completely overhauled the audio system and get maps and nav direct though my iPhone now, there was no need to have these bits cluttering up the trunk anymore. Having it out of there actually does open up a good bit more trunk space, surprisingly! .....
This can be used as a shelf for non-heavy items like re-usable shopping bags, fleece jacket, etc.
Items can be securely fastened to the carpet-like lining using the "hook" part of a Velcro® strap.

I have the Nav-DVD unit but still utilize the space on each side. Light items are secured using appropriate length Velcro® straps (available from hardware stores) that have cloth on one side and hooklets on the other side.
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I took Kate in for new Bilstein shocks, an oil change and switching from summer to winter tires. Other than the catastrophic failure of the 2nd stage of the lift I was using, everything went according to plan.


After we managed to manually level the car using jack stands, remounting wheels, and then creating a large puddle of hydraulic fluid on the floor, I was able to get Kate back on all 4 wheels. Using a second bay actually changing the shocks and then the oil was not that difficult.

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I took Kate in for new Bilstein shocks, an oil change and switching from summer to winter tires. Other than the catastrophic failure of the 2nd stage of the lift I was using, everything went according to plan.
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After we managed to manually level the car using jack stands, remounting wheels, and then creating a large puddle of hydraulic fluid on the floor, I was able to get Kate back on all 4 wheels. Using a second bay actually changing the shocks and then the oil was not that difficult.
Yike! Glad you didn't get hurt and the car didn't get damaged! I had a friend nearly killed by a lift failure once upon a time. It was lucky that two others of us in the shop saw what was happening and grabbed him out from under before the Jaguar that was up fell to the ground!

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