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#1 Old 02-08-2017
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Just bought an SLK and I love it!

Hello SLK forum members.


I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Walter and I live in Tempe, Arizona (USA).


I just bought a glacier white 2001 MB SLK320 wit the 217 interior (magma red and anthracite) from the original owner on Sunday and cannot believe how great it is to drive! I am already preparing to fix any and every thing that is not perfect (the car is 16 years old).


I love this car and want it to last forever!


I have already ordered new valve cover gaskets, iridium spark plugs, brakes and rotors, leatherique kit with anthracite dye for the seats, magma red interior paint for the console and doors handles, and a custom sun shade for the windshield.


I want this car to look like it did the day it came off the line.


I am excited about being a member of the forum and will definitely be searching the forums for repairs / issues as I cannot afford to take it to the dealer for repairs.


I will definitely upload pics before and after the restoration efforts.
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Hi Walter, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

Look forward to seeing your pics.


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Welcome to the forum Walter! Enjoy your SLK!
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Welcome from Canada Walter

Great intro!!

For us Canucks, if you're interested in leather refinishing, the product Walter quoted (leatherique) is sold from Niagara On The Lake.

http://www.leatheriquecanada.com/contact-us/

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Hi Walter, welcome from North Carolina!


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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Welcome from Southern California!

I do most of my own work on the car, or at least the diagnostics, thanks to the forum. I have also enjoyed the fun runs that we take from time to time. Watch this forum for the next one near you, or, better yet, ask for one when you get your car ready!

I know here is SoCal, the SLK enthusiasts really know how to drive these babies, and it's such a blast to go balls out through the winding mountain roads!

Enjoy that car!!
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Hi Walter,
Welcome from Wirral, England.

Got a soft spot for the old R170s myself.
A one owner car form way back? Love it.



We have a free to enter monthly competition.
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Psst! Newbies with 170s won last year. Just saying.


As you say, they are older cars, so a link to R170 diy could come in handy.
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Hello SLK forum members.


I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Walter and I live in Tempe, Arizona (USA).


I just bought a glacier white 2001 MB SLK320 wit the 217 interior (magma red and anthracite) from the original owner on Sunday and cannot believe how great it is to drive! I am already preparing to fix any and every thing that is not perfect (the car is 16 years old).


I love this car and want it to last forever!


I have already ordered new valve cover gaskets, iridium spark plugs, brakes and rotors, leatherique kit with anthracite dye for the seats, magma red interior paint for the console and doors handles, and a custom sun shade for the windshield.


I want this car to look like it did the day it came off the line.


I am excited about being a member of the forum and will definitely be searching the forums for repairs / issues as I cannot afford to take it to the dealer for repairs.


I will definitely upload pics before and after the restoration efforts.

Welcome to the forum Walter and congratulations on buying the 320 they are lovely cars, however one of the quirks of this model are the electrical faults that can cause various warning lights to come on on the display(or sometimes not) , buy a cheap OBD 2 scanner which will scan your cars computer and let you know whats going on , I bought a cheap one off Ebay for Ł12.00 and sorted all my electrical faults out myself, the first was the crankshaft sensor failing, without a reader it would have had to go to a garage so they are worth the investment, they are also very capable tourers I have done 650 miles in one go and felt ok at the end of the journey from the S of France to Calais.
Enjoy it they are great cars.
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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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