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#1 Old 02-03-2017
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Hello to all, great to be part of this site. My name is Craig and I recently purchased a 2012 SLK AMG, my first V8. She's second hand and I'm just learning my way around her.

The car has a few little issues, which surprises me after only 20k miles. I look forward to picking the brains of this vast number of people

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Welcome to SLKWorld, Enjoy your stay

Oh, and welcome to the ownership of a hand built V8 AMG!

Cheers, still get chills every time I drive it. The power is awesome.
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First job in the morning, nice to know what's official on my car.
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Don't you UK folks carry your vin in your wallet or insurance policy in your house? like on your insurance card/registration card?
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Don't you UK folks carry your vin in your wallet or insurance policy in your house? like on your insurance card/registration card?

Registration is a document only and we are advised not to carry it with us.


Most of us keep it in a drawer so secret even we can't find it.
Insurance doc shows licence plate not vin.


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Hi Craig, welcome from the Wirral.


We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
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A quick view of the UK meets and short breaks:
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The two closest to you items from last year are in there.
A night drive through Blackpool illuminations and the Lake District tour. Have a look how they went.


Hopefully your gremlins are small ones and quickly fixed.


Maybe see you at a Cheshire meet. Tend to keep them close to the M6 for ease of access but A road routes can be found.

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Hello @Avel Du, thanks for the warm welcome. I will definitely consider joining one of the meets, it will be nice to catch up with such like minded people.

I have a few niggles, but will drip feed them as questions, need more thread research first 😁
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The R172 threads are still growing but you might find R171 threads that cover similar topics.

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