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I am one of those people that joined asked a few questions then dropped out again, for that I apologise.
Since I purchased my car in November 2017 it has been a very stressful year, however not due to the car.
In February I decided to close my shop and just retire, I have had 50 years uninterrupted working so it was time to take things easy.
Things were going wrong with the car and my first thought was expense, how wrong was I?
The door check strap drivers side broke, knocking the window out of alignment and stopped the roof from working. It costs £33 from a Mercedes dealer for the part and it was fitted by my friend in 40 minutes, while he was there he removed the underside of the steering wheel to access the seat relay, £29 later and the seats all work fine.
I decided to put it in for it's MOT to see how much needed doing to it, the answer was nothing it sailed through at £54 with a few advisories front wheel bearing slight play (same as last year) tyres wearing on outer edge, still legal and the rubber mounts from the jacking points missing.
Nevertheless 13 months MOT on it now till September 27th 2019
Then the prop-shaft centre bearing went, making a rumbling sound on acceleration, new part £30 all from Mercedes main dealer, it is in the garage today being fitted as it is a ramp job and I don't have access to that. I am still awaiting the cost of that (tension)
I have had some good summer days with the car though, it drives like a dream. Next up is the bodywork, it seriously needs treatment now for rust.
I will try not to leave it too long with interacting again :)
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.


We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally 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 favourite.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Entry is open for the 2018 September Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on September 15th @ 4:00 pm edt.
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/528535-september-2018-slkworld-com-ride-month-competition.html

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


The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/437417-uk-new-members-spring-2018-a.html#post3587793

Tough cookies these 170s.
Like any older car they have issues, but most can be resolved.
Did you know that MB dealers offer reduced rates for labour on cars of this age?
If you join the MBclub you get parts discount at some dealers.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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I'm usually pleasantly surprised by the cost of most mechanical and electrical bits for the SLK's

A plastic trim pad for the door handle, the size of a matchbox cost £8 though.

And the plastic trim over the middle speaker over the armrest was nearly £30 ( replaced because someone had folded the rubber windbreaker holder over and it was creased, just being OCD! :) )

but a cam actuator for my sons 350 was a measly £45.
 

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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.
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Thank you
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :smile:
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
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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/

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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