Avel Du, no there wasn't a hand written name on the business card, but that's a good idea! Never the less, it was a very cool thing to encounter, and now I have all you mates to talk SLKs with!
Thanks for the awesome responses on here! I have a list of things I need to do on my SLK. There's some great things that dbgrn posted that I'll be looking into as well.
At this point, I'm looking to do the following:
Replace rear view mirror (lava lamp effect)
replaced MAF sensor (error code P0101)
Also got error code P0401 (just got check valve and shut off valve for secondary air induction system and will replace them this week) This error code has caused my supercharger to not work for the last week. When I start the car in the morning or when I get out of work, it starts rough, and due to the supercharger being out, the engine is pretty laggy right now. I'd like to hear if anyone has some other good advice on this code. It seems that this could be a few different things.
My car currently has 99k miles on it, so I know there's some general maintenance things I'll need to get done here. On another thread I was reading about needing to change the supercharger oil. This isn't my first sports car by far or roadster, but it is my first supercharger.
also, upgrading the grill to a new one. The original is in great condition, but I saw others that I also liked.
Upgrading the headlights for the "angel eyes"
Need to replace the front bumper. The edge line on the bumper's driver's side isn't lined up like the passenger side, so I looked and it looks as though the front bumper got barely hit, but someone tried to paint it. You can't tell unless really looking for it like I did. I'm thinking about replacing it with an AMG bumper.
I want to upgrade the hood for one with some vents.
Replace the rims. (current rims are the R170 AMG rims). When I'm ready to make this upgrade, I'll post these rims in case anyone is looking to get their hands on these.
I'll also end up having the seats and doors reupholstered to a brown leather.
I have some of the interior paint on the columns that have come off. I've read some posts about people trying to repaint them, but I have the dark grey interior, and everyone has found that the paint they sell doesn't match up. I might just replace them.
I've considered mods to the engine, but we'll have to wait and see. I'm not looking to sacrifice the integrity or reliability of the engine for this.
That's about it for now. Let me know if you guys have any advice or experience in these things. I'm sure you all do and will share!
If I need to move any of these discussions to a different thread, please let me know.
Btw, I've looked all over on Youtube on replacing the check valve and shutoff valve for the secondary induction system, but haven't found a single video covering removal and installation. I did find a thread on here showing photos, which was good, but if you guys want, I'll do a video of it and post it, so there will be that source for others. If www.slkworld.com
does any videos and would like to have it to edit and post on Youtube, I'll be more than happy to send it to them and they can utilize it. I was a mechanic for years, and have been a photographer and videographer, so I should be able to pull up something good. Let me know what you guys think.
Good to meet you all!