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#1 Old 08-19-2015
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New from england

hi my user name is mowuk just joined the forum I live in poole dorset south cost of England. I own a recently purchased 2.3 slk in black any tips of any pitfalls with this model would be appreciated I also own a 1990 190e and a 2001 280 s class a 44k car
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Hi from Bournemouth. The only issue I had when I bought the original 230 SLK when they first came out was backache. It did look good in a green black metallic though
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welcome,, I was born in Weymouth when my dad was in fleet air arm RN in the sixties.. .. I would def go to Halfords and buy the silicon spray etc to service your roof, which I believe from experience and reading up, to be reliable but well worth servicing with the correct lubes... just to keep the roof mechanisms tip top.. once mine had jammed going down and result was basically because it hadn't been cleaned for ages.. so I cleaned out the mechanism and greased up etc.. but use the correct spec lube.......... I would def change the engine and gearbox oil if your service records are sketchy but (touch wood) from 18 months ownership point of view, I think the r170s are awesome. I would check for any wheelarch rust and if you have any, get it treated, but don't think, that these cars have many Achilles heels.. I had a passenger wheel sensor go, which stopped the abs and roof working but aside from the usual plethora of electrics, that all cars seem to have and could fail (like any car) , I think these are nice motors... hope yours is a good one.....oh, if the interior is flaking paint, read up on this site, but I rubbed mine down back to base black plastic, which came up nice.... welcome to the site anyway.. kevin
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