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Hi All,

Now that you have finished using Gummi Pflege on your vehicles I would like to remind you about Water Drain blockage.

It can cause problems in many & various areas.

I've dug out the links detailing the position of the Water Drains for each Model -

As a result of personal experience I have also suggested that you take off the wiper trim panel.I found a small handfull of vegitation in there.
See note's at the bottom.

R170


Drains, front and rear

SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...-cleaning.html

BenzWorld Blocked drain hole - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Clean Pollen Filter & Heater Air Intake Panel (Just under the front edge of the bonnet) Leaves & crud seem to gather here.

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Drains, front and rear
SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-cla...ain-holes.html photos of drain areas in the R171 (Part way down Thread)
SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...-cleaning.html
SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/general-modi...an-intake.html
SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...-location.html
(R170 Similar)

R172
Boot drain
SLKWorld https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r172-gen...ater-boot.html

ALSO


The box that holds the R172 battery can fill with water.
If it does, the water will overflow into the car and on to the heater fan/blower as the box is also the air intake for the heater/aircon system.
The drain is at the very front of the battery in the middle, you will be able to find it with your finger. Sticking your finger down it will probably unblock it.
You only need to lift the bonnet and take the lid of the battery box to check.


OTHER WORK YOU CAN DO -

Remove Wiper Trim Panel and clean area behind. Dab of grease on loints of Wiper Mechanism whilst you have access to it.

Procedure for R170. R171&R172 Should be similar but I can't find a direct reference to it.


1 Remove wiper arms
2 Unscrew 7 screws (1)
3 Remove cable strap (arrow) in center area
4 Lift air inlet
5 Separate coupling (2) of the washing nozzles
6 Separate electric connector (3) on the printed circuit board (4)
7 Remove water hose and electric wiring through side opening at air inlet
8 Remove air inlet 9 Install in opposite order




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Spent today cleaning out all the drain points on the wife's SLK. Very satisfying to do seeing all the crud fly out when the compressed air was applied to the open end. The battery box was actually very clean apart from some leaves behind the battery so having cleaned those out, I fabricated the expanded metal mesh guard and fitted it to the fan inlet.
I used the compressed air gun to clear leaves and muck out of all sorts of nooks and crannies in the engine bay which, again, was very satisfying to do. I finished off by removing the plastic grilles and giving them a good clean up, leaving them looking very smart.
Not much else needs doing on the car now. It's been fully serviced, deep cleaned inside, out and underneath, all seals scrubbed and Gummi Pfleged, bonnet and boot struts replaced and battery revived, so time now to do my cars!
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dbgrn has now altered the links, so the following can be ignored:

NOTE:-
The link to click is the topic title AFTER the https://www.slkworld.com i.e. Drain Points, Drain Holes etc.

The http address will just take you to the forum front page.

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The link to click is the topic title AFTER the https://www.slkworld.com i.e. Drain Points, Drain Holes etc.

The http address will just take you to the forum front page.
Good spot Myk... I edited the original post to remove the auto-links to the SLKWorld home page, to avoid any confusion.

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