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#1 Old 10-01-2018
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New to the forum and new to Mercedes Benz. Just bought a MY09 SLK350 with lots of options from when the original owner bought it.

Looking forward to learning all about the SLK and how to fix things if they go wrong (but I'm told MB's don't break)
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owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

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Originally Posted by Grubster51 View Post
Hi everyone,

New to the forum and new to Mercedes Benz. Just bought a MY09 SLK350 with lots of options from when the original owner bought it.

Looking forward to learning all about the SLK and how to fix things if they go wrong (but I'm told MB's don't break)
Welcome from just West of London, England - Always good when the original owner has ticket lots of option boxes ($$$$)

Touch wood, My MY 2010 R171/350 has never had a fault that has needed the dealer to fix in 6 years & 43,000 miles, apart from yearly servicing...
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Originally Posted by Grubster51 View Post
Hi everyone,



New to the forum and new to Mercedes Benz. Just bought a MY09 SLK350 with lots of options from when the original owner bought it.



Looking forward to learning all about the SLK and how to fix things if they go wrong (but I'm told MB's don't break)


Welcome Grubster51,

I am also new around here. As a family we have bought r170 1999 SLK200 and she has introduced herself with a couple of short fuses. Now we are lean on the issues that may come up in the future.
The site is handful and has rich context. Have an efficient forum night.
Best wishes.

Hello from Turkey.

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Hi Grubster51,

I'm in the same boat (Merc?) but mine is one year earlier.

This is a great forum and I have learnt heaps before even purchasing my SLK.

Enjoy - from the Apple Isle!
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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.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Entry is open for the 2018 October Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on October 15th.
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submis...mpetition.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...arts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html




You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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