Newbie from the UK - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

New Members Introduce Yourself Here New members come here first!. Update your profile: model, year and location. Post any issues in the relevant section. The team may then post a link to your issue thread in your introduction.

 9Likes
  • 6 Post By Notwen
  • 3 Post By Quaser8386
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 12-18-2016
Registered Users
 
Notwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Cheshire, Great Britain
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350
Other Toys: 1995 C36 AMG, 1990 Cherokee Wagoneer
Posts: 24
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Newbie from the UK

Hi all
Not purchased an SLK yet, but we are planning on a 2006-2006 R171. Leaning toward the 350, though going in with eyes wide open over the possible Balancer shaft issues.
No stranger to the MB brand, my daily is a 2013 C220 Sport and a 1995 C36 AMG for weekend use.
Already found some fantastic information on the website, so thank you all for the resource.

Will post pics/updates when they happen.

Best regards
Gareth
Notwen is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 12-18-2016
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,161
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 458 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6494 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,232
Thanked 11,025 Times in 8,384 Posts
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:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...ml#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...ing-about.html

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modi...cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data...-datacard.html


Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#3 Old 12-18-2016
Premium Member

 
55russamg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Cotgrave, Nottingham
Vehicle: 2007 Mystic Blue SLK55 AMG
Other Toys: Skoda Superb SEL Executive DSG, Lego
Posts: 3,290
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 670 Post(s)
Thanks: 181
Thanked 276 Times in 231 Posts
Garage
Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham

Cheers Russ


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Metalic Mystic Blue - AMG V8
Wheels - Silver Spokes with Gunmetal infill
SmartTop
USB socket in Centre Arm Rest
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Home Made "Stealth" DRL's Behind Fog Lamp Grill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Re-Code, Rear Fogs, Turning Front Fogs, Speedo & Outside Temp etc. Cheers Sean
Aluminium mounted LED Side Lights, LED Reversing Lights - Nice & Bright
Aluminium CREE Indicators Front & Rear - Super Sharp
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Super White Fog Lamp Bulbs
Stubby MB Aerial (MB p/n A1718202075)
55russamg is offline  
 
#4 Old 12-18-2016
Registered Users
 
Quaser8386's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northants UK
Vehicle: Was a 2013 SLK 250 CDi - Alas! Gone Forever
Other Toys: Vauxhall Cascada (the wife's really)
Posts: 746
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 183 Post(s)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Hi and Welcome from Northamptonshire. There are a number of SLKWorld members/SLK owners in your neck of the woods. Check out the UK Meet Map (@dbgrn will be along shortly, and he will no doubt have a link to post), to see who they might be. @Avel Du and @Bluebadger spring to mind immediately. Of course, there are others....
dbgrn, Avel Du and Bluebadger like this.

Last edited by dbgrn; 12-18-2016 at 12:28 PM.
Quaser8386 is offline  
#5 Old 12-18-2016
Moderator

 
WoZ53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Eureka, California
Vehicle: 2006 280 SLK Caspian Blue Metallic
Posts: 9,446
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 93 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 385 Post(s)
Thanks: 530
Thanked 2,195 Times in 1,082 Posts
Garage
Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California

Welcome to the forum
Where search is your friend
and the info never ends



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Tim Wozny/ WoZ
Eureka,CA
WoZ53 is online now  
#6 Old 12-18-2016
Moderator

 
LeonardoDaBenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Near Toronto, Ontario
Vehicle: 2012 SLK55 AMG "SCHWARZIE"
Other Toys: Magnum RT and an ugly Civic
Posts: 10,065
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1039 Post(s)
Thanks: 366
Thanked 603 Times in 564 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Canada Gareth


____________________
Len
LeonardoDaBenz is online now  
#7 Old 12-18-2016
Super Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: 2009 SLK 350 (Bluebadger), MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 22,758
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 257 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2244 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,944
Thanked 1,452 Times in 1,338 Posts
Garage
Hi Gareth, welcome from the Wirral.

Bluebadger has an 09 350 and loves it. Post facelift so no Balancer Shaft issues.

We have a couple of Cheshire meets during the year.

You just missed todays in Oswestry.

You don't have to wait until you have the car to go to a meet.
We welcome all.

Keep your eyes open for Donington Brekky in the New Year.

A great one for newbies to get to know folk.

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is offline  
#8 Old 12-18-2016
Site Sponsor
 
Windrestrictor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas Texas USA
Vehicle: 170,171,172
Other Toys: Saturn Sky,Pontiac Solstice,Audi TT, Cadillac XLR, Porsche Boxter, Nissan 350Z, Lexus Roadster......
Posts: 3,780
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Thanks: 203
Thanked 281 Times in 240 Posts
Welcome to SLK World!

WindRestrictor®
972-487-5987


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Windrestrictor is offline  
#9 Old 12-18-2016
Premium Member

 
LIL DON SLK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sacramento, California
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG White 8 cylinder
Posts: 10,616
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Thanks: 924
Thanked 545 Times in 504 Posts
Garage
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Don Owen AKA LIL DON SLK
916/489-6936

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


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.
LIL DON SLK is offline  
#10 Old 12-18-2016
Premium Member
 
Jules555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Northamptonshire
Vehicle: 2013 SLK 250 CDi AMG
Other Toys: Aston martin DB9 Coupe 1/18 Aston Martin DBR1 1/18
Posts: 2,101
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 223 Post(s)
Thanks: 52
Thanked 219 Times in 149 Posts
Welcome, again from Northamptonshire, quite a few of us from here.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Life is too short to drive a boring car!

Jules
Jules555 is offline  
#11 Old 12-18-2016
Moderator

 
dbgrn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Leicester, UK
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 55 AMG
Other Toys: 2017 B200d, Inspire 2, Mavic Pro, & Tello
Posts: 11,227
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 392 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1035 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,457
Thanked 1,078 Times in 925 Posts
Garage
Hi Gareth, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

I think there's an R171 SLK 350 currently advertised in our SLK Cars For Sale section.

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things are a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime (even if it's before you've found an SLK), 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

Thank you
Dave
Moderator

- Dave
Moderator

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SLK 55 AMG Obsidian Black with Black/Mystic Red Designo Interior & Roll Bars

• Parktronic, Auto wipers, Folding mirrors, Airscarf, Comand Nav, Harman/Kardon, CD changer, OEM HFP Bluetooth
Mods:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(MB p/n A1718202075)
• Chrome indicator bulbs, LED number plate & parking light bulbs

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wind deflector
• Superwhite Xenon foglamp bulbs (non-LED) <
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
<
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
> <
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>
• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

• Post-FL wing mirrors
• CF-effect interior trim
• AMG LED puddle lights
• Piecha DRLs
dbgrn is offline  
#12 Old 12-18-2016
Premium Member
 
Dave54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 350
Posts: 17,282
Country:
Chats: 2
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,525
Thanked 1,324 Times in 1,216 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and when you get it the top down driving.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dave54 is offline  
#13 Old 12-18-2016
Moderator
 
curro101's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Madrid-Spŕin
Vehicle: Slk 200K 2004 r171
Other Toys: Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Posts: 10,744
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,500
Thanked 1,297 Times in 1,138 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Madrid....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
curro101 is offline  
#14 Old 12-19-2016
Registered Users
 
Notwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Cheshire, Great Britain
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350
Other Toys: 1995 C36 AMG, 1990 Cherokee Wagoneer
Posts: 24
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Thank you all for the warm welcome.
I will venture in the regional area later, definitely up for a meet or two in the New Year.
We are active in the MB Club and I recognise Russ from there at least, we also get to some of the shows in the summer with the C36 so you may have seen us admiring your SLK's, though we rarely get to the evening club meets as I work away quite a bit in the week.

Regards
Gareth
Notwen is offline  
#15 Old 12-19-2016
Premium Member
 
hasontour's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: london
Vehicle: In between slk's!!!
Posts: 13,625
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Thanks: 305
Thanked 754 Times in 741 Posts
Hi from London,

Welcome aboard!
hasontour is offline  
#16 Old 12-19-2016
AND MABEL

 
DAVIETHESCAFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Barrhead
Vehicle: 2008 AMG 55
Other Toys: "Red Mist" 2004 Battistini Hardtail Chopper
Posts: 13,222
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 148 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 586 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,990
Thanked 1,021 Times in 865 Posts
Garage
Hi Gareth, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.........Happiness is not getting what you want, it's wanting what you have.........Daviethescaff
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DAVIETHESCAFF is offline  
#17 Old 12-21-2016
Administrator
 
Livefreeordie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rochester,NH USA
Vehicle: 2002 SLK230K
Other Toys: 1986 560SL, 2012 VW Tiguan, 2017 Ram laramie 1500
Posts: 17,116
Country:
Chats: 27
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,097
Thanked 1,292 Times in 1,143 Posts
Garage
Welcome from New Hampshire
Livefreeordie is offline  
#18 Old 12-22-2016
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Wirral, UK
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 200K, Palladium Silver
Other Toys: Honda VFR 1200 Crosstourer DCT
Posts: 89
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, UK
Gary545 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > New Members Introduce Yourself Here

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Newbie Roadrunner2016 New Members Introduce Yourself Here 12 06-03-2016 09:59 PM
Newbie fuzz New Members Introduce Yourself Here 21 04-25-2015 10:08 PM
Newbie slk55 amg narsenault New Members Introduce Yourself Here 14 11-03-2014 11:01 AM
Hallo world, I'm newbie here..... Ezz76 New Members Introduce Yourself Here 13 10-01-2010 05:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.