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#1 Old 03-17-2018
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New here, Gold Coast Australia

Hi all, First Benz, I picked up a SLK 230 (1997) perfect body/interior, but described by dealer as non runner, wont start, timing chain jumped, Dud ECU.(he certainly wasn't talking it up)
Intention was to transplant some serious power into it,so engine condition not important.
Car delivered, quick check of fuse box found Ignition coil fuse blown, replaced it, hit key, perfect running engine.
Now own a car too good to experiment with.
I can't get anything right these days.
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Welcome Russ, can't believe your bad luck, would like to see your 928, sounds like a lot of fun
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Too Late,Until 12 months ago ,I lived in Sydney for 40 years. Porsche people down there hated it. Up here in the sunshine state, I just don't mention why it goes so good. Faster, lighter, and parts from 7/11
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Hi Russ,

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!).


Voting is open for the 2018 March Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on 31st March.




Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
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https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.

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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.


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Hi Russ, welcome to the forum from just up the road in Brisbane. Hope you enjoy your new toy.
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Hi Russ, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.


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