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Hi all

I have a Mercedes SLK 1.8, petrol, 2006 which is currently having a few issues I need to get fixed, hence me joining up here. I have an interest in mechanics and have managed to do an oil change on the car, and changed a front carrier, disks and pads on other cars but that's my knowledge in a nutshell.

The merc has done just under 80K miles and needs a bit of tlc, so I am hoping to do a lot of Q&A on here, so that I can learn whilst keeping the costs down on the maintenance.

I am also interested in getting in touch with others on here that have a similar interest in learning more about mechanics from the Bedfordshire, UK area.

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,405 Posts
Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, with our next meet planned for this coming Sunday, 5th Feb. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Don’t forget to lube those seals:
Download your car’s brochure:
Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
  • SmartTop: What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?
  • Shorty antenna
  • LED license plate bulbs and parking lights
  • Chrome/stealth indicator bulbs (still flash orange, but removes the ‘fried egg’ look from your headlight housings)
  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
  • Post your VIN (or VIN of a car you're looking at) in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on the car).
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Thank you

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
97,481 Posts
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

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Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
12,071 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
28,287 Posts
Welcome from the Wirral,

First, please update your vehicle/location details.
The reason we ask you to do this is to save having to repeat the same info time and again,
especially wen you start a help thread.
Also, we are truly worldwide if you ask for help with a bonnet you may end up with a hood.

UK is active and your not too far from some of the events.
A brief look at what we do:

You're obviously looking at diy on your R171.
Take a peak at the R171 diy link in my signature below.

Good news!
You can enter our competition for February tomorrow. Just post three pics in the Feb RoTM when it opens.
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Meanwhile, why not vote for Jans RoTM. Last day to vote.

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
13,881 Posts
Welcome from Canada Duncan :grin:

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