New to Mercedes owner here! Picked up a 150K miles SLK 230 at a auction.
Dont know if I'm going to keep this SLK very long. Might just turn it and get a lower mile unit, but I love these little cars.
I am going to repair the huge list of fixes that probably drove the previous owner to dump it in a auction.
First on the list was find a repair/service manual. Scored a CD off EBay and waiting for its arrival.
Next was tires, Quick stop by Les Schwab handled that. Brakes are good.
New tires cured many imagined ills.
Now its time to chase the rest.
In no particular order;
High Beams dont work.
Might be bulbs, but both out at same time?
Huge rattle from trunk area. Might be lid stops are worn, misaligned, missing
Drivers window needs stop/alignment adjusted.
It travels too far up when closed and hits roof.
Get hands on OBD II and see why check engine is on and reset mileage on service mileage.
Repaint or polish engine cover plate. Factory grey paint is discolored and bubbled.
New front and back lid struts. Found all 3 new, on CList for $120 total.
Small plastic rattles in rear speakers and deck lid. Had Vette. Been here before...,
Replace broken fog light lense.
Remove aftermarket tint
If I keep this car I'll have a local custom seat maker redo and recover the seats. (unheated) Will go with gel inserts and better foam fitted to Me.
These seats are, uh....,firm.
Also will consider going through the engine/supercharger with engine builder friend.
Will do searches here and other sites on my little issues. Found some answers for other things I havent listed.
Mainly waiting on the CD to help decide to what extent I'll repair and if the cost of repairs are reasonable to compared to the value of the car. Versus selling it and getting a less seasoned one. Have a fair cushion to work (spend
If the cost of my DIY repairs runs too high I'll go to one of the many low mile ones for sale.
If the cost is reasonable I'll keep it, drive it and then give it too my fiance and get a prime example for Me!
Will update this thread when I get rolling. Right now I'm just waiting on manual, getting lid struts and getting all the lights to work.
Otherwise it runs great, tranny shifts differently compared to domestic cars and major components work fine. (Roof, brakes, suspension etc.)
Loved these cars since they came out. Hey, a hard top power convertible, Perfect for washington weather!!!