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General Information

Name
Alan
Year
2000
Make
Mercedes
Model
SLK 230
Color
Dark blue metallic
Packages
Seems to have all the extras and an AMG exhaust tail pipe
History
I think the car was imported here from Germany as the handbook is in German and I have found some paperwork in the trunk in German
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Modifications

Drivetrain
5 speed manual
Interior
Black leather
Exterior
Dark blue metallic
Audio
Aftermarket
Wheel and Tire
Aftermarket wheels

Comments

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Registered 2000 SLK230
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How many SLK,s do I need ? Just bought another one yesterday, 230 auto, same deal as the blue one , blown head gasket plus central locking unit fried, I seem to only find the cars in unusual colors, this one is a strange dark reddy brown metallic with the black/yellow interior.
 

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Registered 2000 SLK230
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Black confirms head gasket blown, he thinks it’s gone on number 4, said “ you pull the head off while I go and have a lay in the sun”
 

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Registered 2000 SLK230
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I pulled the head off today and black kat was correct, back cylinder gone between waterway and combustion chamber, it was obvious that it has had a gasket replacement at some point, probably a cheap gasket, I’ll get a sliver taken off the head and fit a quality gasket, fit another central locking unit, sort out the windows rising too high in the doors, clean up the yellow/black leather, run the polishing mop over the paintwork and... we’ll see 😬
 
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