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#1 Old 11-16-2016
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Hi to you all in SLK world,
I'm Andy and I live in a small village called Wormingford, Essex in the UK. I've owned my SLK for around 2 weeks now and I'm gradually getting to know the car, as it is the first Mercedes that I've owned. I had Audis and Saabs before but not a Mercedes. Thanks for the advice that I've already gained from site, such as why you can't change the Km/h readout in the dashboard to Mph or temperature! I'm referring to my car to friends as an SLK350MLC as it's my 'mid life crisis' car. I like the fact the car has folding steel roof as the car has to live outside and I was worried having a car with a fabric soft top. Also, I wanted something with a nice exhaust note.

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

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...tml#post226839

your brochure:
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Welcome from the Wirral.

You're not too far from some of the SLK meets.

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There's R171 diy links in my signature below.
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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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Hi Andy, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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• Parktronic, Auto wipers, Folding mirrors, Airscarf, Comand Nav, Harman/Kardon, CD changer, OEM HFP Bluetooth
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• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

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Hi Andy, and welcome to the Awesome Forum from North Cornwall.


We are ex-Essex residents having 'escaped' from 26 years of Ford to the peace and beauty of the West Country. We had no regrets until I discovered SLKWorld and all the meets and events that happen 'up country'!


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Thanks All,
For your welcomes, replies and for the useful links. I'm hoping that my wife and I can do some longer distance trips next year and hopefully get to some meets.
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Thanks All,
For your welcomes, replies and for the useful links. I'm hoping that my wife and I can do some longer distance trips next year and hopefully get to some meets.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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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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Hi Andy, welcome to the forum from Devon. I'm also new to Mercedes, got my SLC 8 days ago. I've spent hours reading through the posts on the SLK section, and the new SLC part - all very useful.

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Hi Andy, welcome from Bristol and glad your enjoying the car. Should probably call mine 350mlc as well though my mlc has been going on a while!!!!! :-)


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