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#1 Old 12-31-2012
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Angry Rain in boot lid

This SLK is new to me and I am finding faults occurring as time progresses.
This morning after I thought I`d dried the car off before I put it away I went to the garage,opened the boot/trunk and about 1/2 pint of water came from the boot lid and poured into the boot itself.
Can anyone help please.
Also............how do I know what is a 170 or a 171

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Check all the drains in the boot area are clear - quite a few posts on here about how to clean them out.

Your car is a R170, the R171 came out in 2004 and has a 'Formula 1' inspired nose, the R172 came out in 2011 and has a nose inspired by Barbara Streisand



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Grateful thanks Wooly.
I`ll search the forums now.
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Happy New Year and moving this to r170 general discussion


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Check all the drains in the boot area are clear - quite a few posts on here about how to clean them out.

Your car is a R170, the R171 came out in 2004 and has a 'Formula 1' inspired nose, the R172 came out in 2011 and has a nose inspired by Barbara Streisand
Gee Woolly, I'm glad you did not say it was inspired by my nose!


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If you have water in the boot it will evapourate and then condensate on your boot inside face.you could set up a harmful damp enviroment in there.
Check your drains, rubber seaks and lubricate.
Check seals with roof half way down in order to check closed seals with roof upright.
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Thank you Guy............I`ll do that and apply vasaline to all the rubber seals I can find.
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Thank you Guy............I`ll do that and apply vasaline to all the rubber seals I can find.
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Don't use vaseline - it can destroy the rubber. Use silicone grease.






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That`s great advice .......thanks
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