Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Worthing, UK
Vehicle: 230 SLK Automatic Convertible 1999
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Hi All..... Update time ))
Excuse long following story but....
When roof "stuck", I did the manual "thing" to get it down, when I put the allen key into the gold fitting on the pump it was already loose....? which made me wonder.
Tracked down some of the specific fluid needed (via here, thanks people) and was Ł12.30 a litre (including VAT)
The incredibly, incredibly nice man (Simon) at Riverale Cars, Portslade, 01273 707007 not only a) quoted me the number when i told him what I wanted b) had it on the shelf and c) offered to show how to fill it up
So I sent "Her who must be obeyed" with the big ......eyes....down to pick it up and ask Simon where the filling plug was.
Not only did he show her the exact location but called out one of the guys from the Mercedes dealer next door (apparently a lot of the Riverale people used to work there) to actually open it (very tight apparently) and they both, with small diameter tube and funnel, filled up the resevoir with the just purchased fluid.
The hard top then worked smoothly and beautifully......just need to keep an eye on the fluid level jic there is a leak somewhere.
Karen (HWMBO) apologised to them both for taking up so much of their time, and hoped that the Mercedes guy would not get in trouble with his boss. He smiled and said "I am the boss"))
Worthy of a mention is that Riverale offer a 1 hour diagnostic check for roof or any other problems for Ł60 ......which seems like a bargain to me.
I apologise if this seems like an advert for Riverale....... But Simon (and his helper!!) were excellent.
Looking forward to some sun to get the roof down!!!