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1 Day Ago 09:18 PM
FJRobin17
Joined forum today

Doing research on my SLK today. I’ve had her for over a month now and have done a few things to her: oil/filter change, cleaned intake/fuel injection, new bosh double iridium spark plugs, new tires, new stereo, replaced front hydraulic ram for roof. Todo list: fix alignment issues with top, new brakes/rotors, transmission service, new struts/springs.
1 Day Ago 05:59 PM
Windinmyhair
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Originally Posted by G0RSQ View Post
Not what I have done..But what some lowlife has done!


Nice deep curly scratch, from fuel filler to rear light!



Car has not been left unatended anywhere for weeks, and I would have noticed when I filled it up yesterday... so probably happened on my drive last night!


I have my suspicions....
Sorry to hear that.

There really are some cretinous types about.
1 Day Ago 05:24 PM
G0RSQ Not what I have done..But what some lowlife has done!


Nice deep curly scratch, from fuel filler to rear light!



Car has not been left unatended anywhere for weeks, and I would have noticed when I filled it up yesterday... so probably happened on my drive last night!


I have my suspicions....
1 Day Ago 05:14 PM
Avel Du
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Originally Posted by Windinmyhair View Post
I trust you observed all safety precautions, wore appropriate protective aids, used the correct tools and worked under supervision for what must have been a highly skilled and hazardous maintenance activity Myk
I fully tested with the roof down.
Is that what you meant?

Oh, and I teased an orange Porsche with an angry looking driver.
He got even angrier after trying to keep up.
He clearly didn't understand that porkers can handle bends.
1 Day Ago 04:47 PM
Windinmyhair
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Originally Posted by Avel Du View Post
Fitted new rivet.


Just showed the wear on the old one (before it escaped) cos it needs a shove.


@KevD part nos on packet.
I trust you observed all safety precautions, wore appropriate protective aids, used the correct tools and worked under supervision for what must have been a highly skilled and hazardous maintenance activity Myk
1 Day Ago 02:57 PM
Avel Du Fitted new rivet.


Just showed the wear on the old one (before it escaped) cos it needs a shove.


@KevD part nos on packet.
1 Day Ago 01:23 PM
IslandSLK
Taking care of things...

Hi all. Picked up my SLK just couple weeks ago and joined the site/forums next day. Since then, with help from all the great knowledge shared here, I have:
- dismantled both doors to re-glue the little brackets to the glass so windows stop at proper height - worked perfectly!
(Oddly, on the passenger side door, the brackets were GONE - not lying in the bottom of the door. No obvious former intrusion into the door, but there must have been! Had to fab two brackets out of sheet steel.)
- ordered, received and applied Gummi to the seals
- programmed the on-board garage door opener for my door (somewhat tricky - but got it)
- replaced the damaged key fob case with one from amazon - just transferred the bits from original into the new case
- used the touch up paint that came with to fix couple spots where it had been nicked and starting to show surface rust (though previous owner(s) kept the exterior in incredible condition)
- ordered interior trim touch-up paint from Germany to see how well it works to improve that nasty problem with the interior
- figured out that the auto-dim rearview has “leaked”, and have been in touch with the place that will repair it; planning to send it in next week.
- enjoyed several spirited spins around on the hills and back-roads in our area; love the manual trans - takes me back to my younger days!
2 Days Ago 01:30 PM
Ranger Ken Yes as soon as I sell the one from the R171.
2 Days Ago 01:25 PM
LeonardoDaBenz
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Originally Posted by Ranger Ken View Post
Yesterday, I traded in my 2009 SLK 300 and bought a 2015 SLK 350. I will pick it up from the MB dealer next week. It is Black on Black and loaded with toys, can't wait!! I will be posting some items from my R171 I will have for sale in the next week or so.
Good news . Getting a replacement smarttop as well?
2 Days Ago 11:27 AM
Ranger Ken Yesterday, I traded in my 2009 SLK 300 and bought a 2015 SLK 350. I will pick it up from the MB dealer next week. It is Black on Black and loaded with toys, can't wait!! I will be posting some items from my R171 I will have for sale in the next week or so.
2 Days Ago 11:03 AM
t2a4testjet changed the cabin air filter today. old one had definite dirt and dust capture. glad that job is done
3 Days Ago 08:41 PM
calpolydm Today...

- Great day for a little cosmetic surgery! Got some annoying door dings fixed, all better now!
- Finished doing a coolant flush
- Noticed a broken bracket, got that swapped out
- Noticed a bit of oil from the filler cap after the oil change, ordered a new gasket
- Ordered new fluids for rear diff, power steering
3 Days Ago 08:04 PM
PaulHamilton My first trip to the shop. After a nearly a year of ownership, Service A became due and off we went. It checked out great. Other than the oil and filter, the only item was a brake flush, although there will likely be new front brake pads at the next service. The mechanics were delighted to work on their first SLK55 AMG after admiring them for some time and glad that I chose it. I bought the car based upon the results of the pre-buy inspection there.
4 Days Ago 06:52 AM
Avel Du
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Originally Posted by Croft View Post
Taking the 350 manual, we enjoyed some glorious days of roof down motoring through mid-Wales, from Cardiff to Lake Vyrnwy and on to Church Stretton in Shropshire. All going well until a slight occasional squeal under acceleration became a horrendous rattle at low speeds and idle.

Stopping in a mountain road, it transpired that the bearing in the Air Con pulley had expired. The air con had been off and so the pulley should be free to spin, but it was possible to see it wobbling. Being 140 miles from home, we gently drove on to Ironbridge for an overnight stop before seeing how far we could get home. It seemed that the rattle settled at around 2000RPM and so we decided to gently push on, recognising that it will likely fail but not causing terminal damage. With the centre display set to the temperature gauge (thankfully!) I could see that 80 miles later the bearing self destructed and took the aux drive belt with it. There was no other sign, no batt/gen lights etc, just the rapid climb in temp. With no powering of the water pump, recovery home was the only option. I could have lived without power steering and generator for the remainder of the journey.

Now starts the search for a best solution fix. It looks as if the idler pulley has given up too, not sure if this is as a consequence or contributed to the cause. For other readers reference, the car is a 2004 with just over 50,000 miles on it.

What joy!
Wow. That's rapid failure.
At least it didn't cause more damage, or cause worse issues.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
4 Days Ago 03:15 AM
Croft
Air Con pulley woes

Taking the 350 manual, we enjoyed some glorious days of roof down motoring through mid-Wales, from Cardiff to Lake Vyrnwy and on to Church Stretton in Shropshire. All going well until a slight occasional squeal under acceleration became a horrendous rattle at low speeds and idle.

Stopping in a mountain road, it transpired that the bearing in the Air Con pulley had expired. The air con had been off and so the pulley should be free to spin, but it was possible to see it wobbling. Being 140 miles from home, we gently drove on to Ironbridge for an overnight stop before seeing how far we could get home. It seemed that the rattle settled at around 2000RPM and so we decided to gently push on, recognising that it will likely fail but not causing terminal damage. With the centre display set to the temperature gauge (thankfully!) I could see that 80 miles later the bearing self destructed and took the aux drive belt with it. There was no other sign, no batt/gen lights etc, just the rapid climb in temp. With no powering of the water pump, recovery home was the only option. I could have lived without power steering and generator for the remainder of the journey.

Now starts the search for a best solution fix. It looks as if the idler pulley has given up too, not sure if this is as a consequence or contributed to the cause. For other readers reference, the car is a 2004 with just over 50,000 miles on it.

What joy!
5 Days Ago 04:26 PM
jbanks15 Thread topic is

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5 Days Ago 04:10 PM
KevD
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Originally Posted by Avel Du View Post
Washed the 55 and ordered a pin for the divider.


How much are the pins? Think that I may need one too


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5 Days Ago 04:01 PM
Windinmyhair
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Originally Posted by mike350 View Post
Nice car, that’s one deep shine you’ve got there
Looks like a candidate for Ride Of The Month!
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submis...mpetition.html
Yup, @GB350, you enter and save me the bother
5 Days Ago 03:58 PM
mike350
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Originally Posted by GB350 View Post
Detailed the car, painted the hubs. Happy chappie 😀

https://imageshack.com/i/poyhDLBnj


https://imageshack.com/i/plax4CXAj
Nice car, that’s one deep shine you’ve got there
Looks like a candidate for Ride Of The Month!
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submis...mpetition.html
5 Days Ago 03:55 PM
Avel Du Washed the 55 and ordered a pin for the divider.
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