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Hello, I'm Craig and I'm a SLK-A-Holic

I'm Craig, it's been 2 years since my last confession and I haven't driven my SLK in 4 hours (I guess this means I have to give up my chip now).

I have a lot of cars in my posse, the SLK is my fun car. She's a 2007 SLK280 with only 32,000 miles on her, total garage queen and covered in the winter and she's a delicate special flower that doesn't go out when the weather is not sunny and dry.

I've kept my SLK pretty stock up until now - with the exception of buying the bluetooth module for my iPhone that replaced the CD changer - but the tide is turning and I'm ready to start doing stuff to the car since I just did my first Crankshaft Position Sensor change on it and that signified my leap into "no, the dealer doesn't need to do stuff on my 8 year old car anymore".

This is one of those case I doubt I'll part with easily - if ever. I went to the dealer to get an E series and, despite it being the winter, I saw this beauty on the showroom floor and said "change of plans, warm THAT one up for me" and it's been love ever since. I love the lines of the SLK.

I'm distracted by shiny objects....oh wait, what was that.....
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Hi Craig, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.
Thank you! I'm Scottish on both sides and strongly embrace my roots, great to meet you!
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Hi Craig, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

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Welcome from Madrid....

That makes two of us then, only I'm Craige with an "E" and also with Scottish ancestors !


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That makes two of us then, only I'm Craige with an "E" and also with Scottish ancestors !
Thanks Craige! I've been enjoying reading your posts and love that mod you do with the windscreens! Do you do those on my model as well? I would love to ditch that ugly snap on nylon thing that it came with and get those bad mama-jammas!
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Thanks Craige! I've been enjoying reading your posts and love that mod you do with the windscreens! Do you do those on my model as well? I would love to ditch that ugly snap on nylon thing that it came with and get those bad mama-jammas!
Thanks..

Are you referring to the metal headrest inserts, if so, yes they're the same for all models unless you have chrome roll bars or Designo leather ones !


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Are you referring to the metal headrest inserts, if so, yes they're the same for all models unless you have chrome roll bars or Designo leather ones !
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Just under that There's highlighted 'Thanks' & 'Quote' buttons for when someone gives useful hints, makes nice comments.

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