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#1 Old 12-20-2009
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I have a second hand 2002 - SLK320 that is currently showing 90,000 miles. I'm curious what others have experienced with life cycles on several key engine components... Any input is appreciated!
  • Water Pump
  • Power Steering
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Brake Rotors ( F \ R )
  • Brake Pads ( F \ R )
  • Master Cylinder
  • Top Hydraulic pump
  • Hood and Trunk (boot) struts
  • Manual Transmission Fluids
  • Rear Differential Fluids
  • Shocks
Agan, any direction is appreciated.

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I got an 02 also but I've had it for about 8 mo or so and I havn't had any problems as of yet
I did add some power steering fluid cause on sharp turns it was becoming a little loud. Dont have any leaks so I dont know?

I replaced the rotors and pads all around, replaced the radio with a GPS unit and sooner or later I will replace the valve cover gasket. None of the above showed any problems or issues but I just did it cause I had time and I like to bond with the car....

So far I love this little car..

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full coolant flush every 40k . trans flush and filter replacement 40k. rear end fluid flush 40k. full brake fluid flush 40k. see a pattern? :}
the coolant is max important. use hoat fluid ie: g50 by zerex or m/b coolant with distilled water. the more you flush the better.
auto trans were thought to be lifetime but the cost is minor compared to the replacement cost of a tranny

lubricate all the hinges and coat the rubber seals on the top and trunk deck at least 1 time a yr or more depending on your climate. gummi pluge rocks the world for seal protection.
lower a arm bushing fail reguraly as does the steering dampner. bushings run 700 to have soemone replace them damper is 20$ and 20 min to replace
seat heaters fail constantly inherent bad design. replace with crysler crossfire heating element or carbon fiber aftermarket
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Brake fluid and coolant is time dependent not mileage dependent. Brake fluid is every two years and depending on the year of your SLK, the coolant is either every 3 years or 15 years/150,000 miles.

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I also have 2002 SLK320 with 52,000 miles and auto transmission. I have had the following work done or done it myself.

Dealer replaced front brakes and rotors at 35,000 miles
Dealer replaced flex discs in driveshaft at 40,000 miles
Dealer replaced catalytic converter twice under warranty
Replaced trunk struts at 30,000 miles - easy job
Replaced lateral strut at 30,000 miles - easy job
Replaced relay to fix inoperative electric seats at 50,000 miles - easy except taking dash apart
Just finished changing air filters, plugs, and cleaning MAF sensor, also replaced number 5 cylinder coil and plug wires due to misfire error code for cylinder 5.
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I have a 1999 SLK European 136 HP... Almost 100.000 km...
Water Pump: still the original
Power Steering: still the original
Serpentine Belt: still the original
Brake Rotors (F\: still the original
Brake Pads (F\: to be changed +/- every 40.000 km
Master Cylinder: still the original
Top Hydraulic pump: still the original
Hood and Trunk (boot) struts: still the original
Manual Transmission Fluids: every 60.000 km
Rear Differential Fluids: still the original
Shocks: still the original

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lubricate all the hinges and coat the rubber seals on the top and trunk deck at least 1 time a yr or more depending on your climate. gummi pluge rocks the world for seal protection.
gummi pluge ???
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gummi pluge ???
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Any good local sources? Seems silly to pay as much for shipping as the produce costs to order on line.
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Any good local sources? Seems silly to pay as much for shipping as the produce costs to order on line.
this stuff is worth any shipping costs rich. it lasts a long time and its what you want on your seals. go ahead and get it!
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Going to order this for my SLK - thanks for the advice

Can this go on all rubber seals? e.g. around the windows. Where do you guys put it?
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Yeah, all the roof and window seals. You'll have to stop the roof half way up to get to some of them (do a search on the forum for 'broomstick'!!).






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You can use also on door and trunk seals/rubber... Highly recommended... Once applied the rubber is becoming softer, almost silky...
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this stuff is worth any shipping costs rich. it lasts a long time and its what you want on your seals. go ahead and get it!
I found it at my local BMW dealer, might want to give them a try. Not sure why MB parts doesnt stock it.
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seat heaters fail constantly inherent bad design. replace with crysler crossfire heating element or carbon fiber aftermarket
is their two seperate elements in the seats? on my drivers side, I feel the butt heater is working, but not the back... is it a matter of just taking the seat out to replace them? any idea on price?
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