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SLK230 Exhaust Droning

Not a big issue, and I've been through search feature looking for something pertains to the 230's. I've found stuff on newer 280, 300, 350, and 55's, but nothing on the 230's. There's times when under light load the car just drones, it just sounds un-Mercedes like. Doing a search on the posts here, it seems to be a common problem throughout the SLK classes except I didn't see anything on SLK230's. Does someone have a solution/recommendation for a SLK230? I don't get froggy over exhaust noise, I don't need it audible exhaust wise. I like my nice pleasant top down ride with out the annoying droning from time to time. I've only ever driven one SLK, mine, so I really don't have a frame of reference for consistent SLK behavior, for all I know, my car could be the best or the worst SLK ever! But in reality, except for the exhaust noise, it pleases me. (under heavy throttle, it does sound nice though!)
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Doesn't anyone have something for a 230? I can't be the first.
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It helps when they can hear the issue.. can you record it? or is it too intermittent to do so? is it only when idle? is it only during a certain speed?


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It's just under light load. Under full throttle, cruise speed, and idle, it's fine. I stopped by an exhaust place at lunch, I couldn't really make the guy understand my complaint. He had me start it up, and he goes that sounds just fine. I've had the muffler/cat convert or whatever it is looked at during the oil change and there's no hole or any real rust on the outside. He thinks it's the way it's supposed to sound, and maybe it is, but the drone under light acceleration/load just seems so un-Mercedes like. I talked with him about tuning the exhaust, and he didn't really want to go there. I'd probably have to go to a real sport tuning specialist more than likely. It's probably not wrong (exhaust sound), I just expected a better sound out of a car like this.

As a side bennie, he looked at my brakes and said they are about perfect, he said you've probably got about 25K left on them. I'd love to have someone of real knowledge go thru the car and give me a mech assessment of it's conditions and weak areas that need attention without taking me to the bank. I really don't have a mechanic. I've had it for three months and it seems okay, but I'd like a reference point of where I'm at with it.
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