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Hi. I'm trying to get my 2001 SLK 230 (black) in better shape after buying it several months ago.
Various jobs so far in the engine bay, new wing, wheels refurbished, headlights and some paint work.
I joined the forum for advice, e.g. Is there a workshop manual available (Mercedes / Haynes / other) for this year and model.
 

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Hi. I'm trying to get my 2001 SLK 230 (black) in better shape after buying it several months ago.
Various jobs so far in the engine bay, new wing, wheels refurbished, headlights and some paint work.
I joined the forum for advice, e.g. Is there a workshop manual available (Mercedes / Haynes / other) for this year and model.
Most stuff is available online or via the star diagnostic system.
 

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looks like you need car #8 for a donor interior! :)
 

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Hello from Leicestershire! I have the same year. Most problems are an internet search away, infact of all the car's I've had both the SLK and the old MGF had the most helpful and informative forums. You WILL save a lot of money by reading how too's on here and places like Pelican parts. Also invest in an iCarsoft MB scan tool. Usually under £100 and will tell you just about everything the cars doing ( or not doing!)

The worst IMO problem I had was the yaw and acceleration sensors under the centre console were shot and would brake the front right wheel at random, forced me into oncoming traffic a couple of times!

Other than that, I'm enjoying the ownership experience so far. I've even started waving at other SLK owners, and most wave back. In the MG's we all waved at each other but I'm thinking it was more out of relief that they were still running!
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi. I'm trying to get my 2001 SLK 230 (black) in better shape after buying it several months ago.
Various jobs so far in the engine bay, new wing, wheels refurbished, headlights and some paint work.
I joined the forum for advice, e.g. Is there a workshop manual available (Mercedes / Haynes / other) for this year and model.
Hi from Baildon!


I was in Derby yesterday for family business!
 

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Welcome from Canada :smile:
 

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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.



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

No Haynes etc but https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals
and diys resolve most tasks.
 
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