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Hi everyone. Just bought my first Mercedes - 2005 SLK 350 and boy what have I missed out on all these years! I love this car. Looking forward to having the top down now that summer is approaching. Any tips for a newbie oils be welcome. Thanks!
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
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Spring is here~Gummi Pflege! Lube your seals/Lithium grease your joints/hinges

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• SmartTop: https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...ing-about.html
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• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Jeff will be by shortly, he's probably sleeping in this morning. Teehee!
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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Jeff will be by shortly, he's probably sleeping in this morning. Teehee!
Don, My minions Dave (dbgrn) or Davie handle my administrative chores when I am sunbathing.

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!



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Welcome Roogirl,
you'll find all the answers here if you search.
Lots of Melbourne members on this forum too, unfortunately not much happpening with respect to events, the only SLK club is in Sydney. Their website is worth a look though.good newsletter too.
I went for a short drive around the bay today and saw 4 R170 SLKs and an SL in an hour. But alas they were all parked and empty,
Missing a perfect Spring day.
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Hi Roogirl, and welcome to the Forum from sunny Queensland. Enjoy the top down driving and Pictor is right, you have a lot of SLK's in Melbourne to flash your lights at.
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Greetings from the desert southwest (Arizona, USA).

I travel a lot for work; it'd take 300,000 miles to fly from the U.S. to Australia round trip, first class. At this rate, I'll accumulate enough points in about 18 months. Wonder if any of the rental car companies have SLKs for rent down there...
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Thanks everyone and thanks for the great tips. Lots of great info on this site 😀
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Thanks Pictor will check out their site
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Hi and welcome from SW Florida, USA
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