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Hello to all.

I joined the forum back in 2013, and thought its about time I introduced myself.

I am my early 40's and live in NE Scotland. Like a lot of people in this area I work in the oil and gas industry as an engineer.

I have been into cars for as long as I can remember and do most of my car maintenance myself, which thus far on the SLK has been limited to general servicing, brakes and intake manifold replacement. I bought the SLK back in 2012 as a replacement for my ageing CLK 430, and thus far I haven't been disappointed.

I look forward to becoming a more active member than I have been thus far.

Premium Member 2005 SLK 55 AMG
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Hi Mark, 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, although things tend to be a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime (we have a very popular Scottish Road Trip planned for April), 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

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Don’t forget to lube those seals:
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Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
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  • Shorty antenna
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  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

I'm just about to pack for my trip up to Aberdeen, through the snow :surprise:, ready for my trip off shore up West Of Shetland. :crying:

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from the Wirral.

Thanks for posting an intro.

After over three years I'm sure you know where stuff is by now.

The Spring break is worth a read. You don't have to join for the entire break.
A drive, a meal and you'll be just as welcome.
Pitlochry will be the SLK capital of the UK for a few days.
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