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Hello all, as some of you know i only just got my 2001 SLK 230 on Saturday. And as of this over the few days of driving it I started to notice some things needed attention. So after hours of reading up on several forums and websites I made a list of things that I want to replace.

Some of the items I’m replacing are purely just old for new however some parts actually no longer work. So I got myself down to Mercedes this morning as I believe that the car ONLY deserves “genuine” parts. So now with an empty wallet and pockets my boot is filled with jobs for this weekend.

Below is the list of all the parts my local Mercedes dealer supplied me with.

Drive belt kit
Engine mount (x2)
Gearbox mount
Air filter
Fuel filter
Cabin filter
Air mass sensor
Ignition coil
HT leads
Spark plugs
Gearbox sump gasket
Gearbox sump plug
Gearbox sump copper washer
Gearbox sump
Gearbox filter
Bosch aero wiper blades
Castrol SYNTRAX longlife gear oil
BLUE anti freeze
Engine flush
Radiation flush
Engine oil additive
Fuel additive (injector cleaner)
Boot lift struts x2
Heater blower motor
Heater blower resistor

These items I had replaced yesterday due to the oil light going on and off.......

Engine Oil level sender
Engine Oil level O ring
Engine Lower oil sump
Engine oil sump sealant
Engine Oil filter
5w30 fully synthetic oil

My next few weekends will il be sorting my next list that is to renew and replace front and rear pads and discs along with new brake lines and brake fluid.

Then I’m going to fit a new suspension kit (30mm lower) along with new suspension mounts and wheel alignment.

Then after all that I’m just left to service the roof mechanism and change the hydraulic fluid.

Finally my jobs will be DONE!! thank you to everyone who has written a “how to” in regards to the work that I’m carrying out. I don’t if most helpful and if it wasn’t for you guys I’d be paying someone to do it. So again a massive thank you all

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Welcome to the world of SLK ownership. A few more things worth checking/adding to your list:
  • Prop shaft intermediate bearing support....if not already done will almost certainly be worn out.
  • Steering damper absorber likely will be shot.
  • Clear the bodywork drains...the fronts especially will likely be blocked...hence your heater fan problems.
  • Check for rust behind headlamps.......the inner front wing mounts will likely be dust given that your in the UK
  • Check rear corners behind bumper for rust.
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Welcome to the world of SLK ownership. A few more things worth checking/adding to your list:
  • Prop shaft intermediate bearing support....if not already done will almost certainly be worn out.
  • Steering damper absorber likely will be shot.
  • Clear the bodywork drains...the fronts especially will likely be blocked...hence your heater fan problems.
  • Check for rust behind headlamps.......the inner front wing mounts will likely be dust given that your in the UK
  • Check rear corners behind bumper for rust.
Thank you for the advice. And with that said you just reminded me of something.

I noticed the other day when I filled it up the overflow drain inside next to the fuel cap is blocked. I tried to unblock it by pushing a hanger through i was afraid it may cause more damage. So what can I use to unblock the drains? Thanks
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Can't say for fuel breather, but the common used items are bell wire, or thick but flexible plastic line.

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Thank you for the advice. And with that said you just reminded me of something.

I noticed the other day when I filled it up the overflow drain inside next to the fuel cap is blocked. I tried to unblock it by pushing a hanger through i was afraid it may cause more damage. So what can I use to unblock the drains? Thanks
Great work so far.

Try the plastic spaghetti used for garden trimmers for fuel housing drain.

Rear drains turn a 90 degree corner just before they exit behind rear bumper sides. May need to remove boot side trim to do clear them easily. Also alows you to check back there for rust, dust, dirt , debris and hydraulic fluid leaks. Should be clean and dry under boot trim.
Check PSE is dry too.

Or maybe get away with narrow plastic tubing used for garden drip systems, them you can push water and compressed air down that to clear them.
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It's messy, but compressed air can clear the drains. Cover your self head to toe and wear safety glasses.
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Welcome to the world of SLK ownership. A few more things worth checking/adding to your list:
  • Prop shaft intermediate bearing support....if not already done will almost certainly be worn out.

MOT'd the 320 yesterday. Auto. 83k - passed with two advisories.
  1. n/s Windscreen Wiper Rubber Worn - That's the passenger side but fair enough, I'll get a new pair.
  2. Prop Shaft Centre Bearing Worn - I knew about that but figured that as I deemed it to be not excessively worn it can wait 6 months until it comes off the road again. The tester told me to get it done before the next MOT but it should be fine 'til then.
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Thank you for the advice. And with that said you just reminded me of something.

I noticed the other day when I filled it up the overflow drain inside next to the fuel cap is blocked. I tried to unblock it by pushing a hanger through i was afraid it may cause more damage. So what can I use to unblock the drains? Thanks
You can get a long (about 1 metre) flexible bath and sink drain cleaner wire from Poundland etc.
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Thank you for the advice. And with that said you just reminded me of something.

I noticed the other day when I filled it up the overflow drain inside next to the fuel cap is blocked. I tried to unblock it by pushing a hanger through i was afraid it may cause more damage. So what can I use to unblock the drains? Thanks


I got me one of these from Amazon to go down the drains:


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And one of these at the same time to let me 'blow' my way through:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


The Electricians Fish Tape was great - sorted the drain by the fuel cap for me!
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Thank you for the advice. And with that said you just reminded me of something.

I noticed the other day when I filled it up the overflow drain inside next to the fuel cap is blocked. I tried to unblock it by pushing a hanger through i was afraid it may cause more damage. So what can I use to unblock the drains? Thanks


I got me one of these from Amazon to go down the drains:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


And one of these at the same time to let me 'blow' my way through:


https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


The Electricians Fish Tape was great - sorted the drain by the fuel cap for me!
Thanks for this. I’ve ordered them and hopefully I will be drain clear soon &#x1f44d;&#x1f44a;
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