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Hey Y'all,
Just purchased a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire - I know, heresy! But it has the heart and other guts of an SLK 320. So I've joined to learn as I will be doing my own maintenance.
Retired from Naval Service last year after 51 years; 24 commissioned active duty and 27 civilian. Been a Naval Aviator, Destroyerman, engineer, weapons, professor, and Director of Learning. Been around the world a few times by air and by sea; definitely "saw the elephant."
Kids are long gone; just me, my wife and 3 pups now hold the fort.
Over the years I've had a series of sport cars to add to the mundane cars, vans, pickups and SUVs starting with an MGA, Spitfire, Corvette, and the wife's 300ZX. We thought we needed another sports car, but civilized, for our "golden years."
Beat Army!
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California and thank you for your service

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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Here are some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:

If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
 

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Welcome from Wirrall


Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html




You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from florida

If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable or to ‘edit’, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM/edit. You can always pm a moderator.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
FREE!! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). You must update your profile with vehicle info and your location and post an introduction first.
https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html

Thank you
Jeff
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Time Goes By Fast

Wow, 4 weeks since my first, and only, post?
Time is really flying in retirement.
For those not familiar with a Crossfire: it was built in Germany on a SLK 320 platform with a body by Karmann. Attached are a few photos of the exterior, interior and engine (Look familiar??). Mercedes logos are on its parts everywhere.


Anyhow, we got the Crossfire Coupe as our days in the Florida sun have passed per medical advice. Our previous sports cars were convertibles and T-Tops with plenty of sun exposure here on the Gulf. Getting old is the pits.


BTW, Michael just missed us; only got tropical storm winds here. Mexico Beach and the surrounding Gulf communities took the full force. Worse than when Ivan devastated us in 2004 and followed by Dennis 10 months later in 2005.
Living in paradise has its risks.
 

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Premium Member 2012 SLK55 AMG
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I’m glad all the weather didn’t unleash its full force on you but I do feel for those it hit and wish them all the best in getting their lives back to normality.

As much as I have a soft spot for the crossfire, every time I see a coupe I think of Jeremy Clarkson’s description of it
“It looks like a dog taking a dump” (or words to that extent) lol.
 

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Welcome to our humble forum, and Thank You for your Service.
 
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