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#1 Old 03-05-2018
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hello,
stu Gibson here, Oceanside, ca i have owned a 1999 slk230 since November of 2015. low miles, 41,000,
pretty sanitary car. had to have differential mounts to stop a "clunking" when moving from reverse to first. Chose to have "lifetime trans oil" replaced at 40,000. just completed akebonos and discs, front only. Local "mom and pop" Mercedes repair shops have gotten very high priced, and i am beyond being able to do much work myself do to advancing years. I am having some trouble with BAS/ASR lights. Am ignoring them as brake system seems to function verywell on sunny California roads/streets. I am interested in an inexpensive code reader that would be functional on my 1999 slk. (many work only on newer models)
glad to have the forum to improve my understanding of the car. I will keep in touch
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Hi Stu, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

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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.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally 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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New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


Entry is open for the 2018 March Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on 15th March.



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Welcome from Essex UK.

Good to have you on board. I am a new member myself and have already found this forum to be very friendly and helpful. Make the most of it.
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