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Hello every one I just picked up a 98 slk230 for a family member we are located in SoCal so far we love it but it has a couple of gizmos . I love forums because the benefit from each other comes in great handy this is my first Mercedes forums but I have been very active with other forums for my domestic cars . Who knew this little slk230 was such a nimble and handler with crazy torque over 3500 Rpms . Just some more info . So far like most of yous on here with the r170 I do have the peeling interior problem . Creaks and rattles from top . Pops and thud noises from right rear end when going over bumps and turning . Slightly unsteady idle with slight vibration. And the whole car shakes at speeds over 55 mph . I almost forget the odometer reads at 100k and its automatic . Happy to be here and hopefully I will be able to help some poeple out and some people help me out lol
 

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Welcome from Wiltshire, England
 

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Welcome from central Florida.

Regarding the top rattles:

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-ge...-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html

The suspension noises: check the typical things you would with any vehicle..... Shocks, bushings, etc.....

Rough running: replace spark plugs (and perhaps coils), add some Techron to a fresh tank of premium.

Shaking when driving over 55.... Don't go so fast. Or check the items you would on any car.... Tires, balancing, alignment, suspension/steering components.

Things to consider; change fluids (motor oil, differential, power steering, coolant, brake), change filters (oil, fuel, cabin), check brakes, replace belts (and maybe tensioners and idler pulleys).

The SLK's are wonderful cars and there is a lot of good information and smart, helpful folks here at the forum.

Tim
 

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Hi Laslk, a warm welcome from Southern Arizona (formerly from the Inland Empire). Good to have you on board. You have certainly come to the right place for knowledge. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Thanks every one for the warm welcomes good to be on board and have such great access to good info . To ansewer el toro I forgot to mention spark plugs and coils was done in May of this year along with idler pulley and tensinior pulley . On Monday Tuesday I'm going to do a more in depth check on the car I will keep every body posted . Happy holidays Gb
 
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