Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Nr Durham, UK
Vehicle: SLK230 2000 Silver Post-Facelift
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Just an update. Today I removed the front belt completely and there was no noise, great! So, I then got lucky with an old v belt that was lying around the garage that, with a bit of a stretch, managed to fit around the crank and alternator pulleys, I then ran the engine and the noise was back. It's got to be the alternator. I've ordered a new one which will be in stock tomorrow lunchtime and fitted shortly after. I hope this is the fix, I'll confirm after the festivities.
I must apologise to Turdo2 for taking over his post and also thank everyone who's tried to help with this problem.
A happy and trouble free new year to you all.