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Registered '06 SLK 280 in Black
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Hello to SLKWorld from me - I joined on the recommendation of a friend who owns an R172. I'm afraid I have been ghosting your great advice for around a year now, since I bought my black '06 SLK 280, but I have been having so much fun burning through the worlds supply of hydrocarbons that I really haven't got around to posting!

I am trying now, because I am about to retire, and so will have even less time to post, as I won't need to get home to get to work the next day. Lucky we have the 70 litre tank, I guess!
I plan to update my 'in car entertainment' soon (yes, I am that old) and already have found good advice on that, and on servicing. I need to check out my slightly whiny gearbox, too - that could make a big hole in the pension.... Looking forward to exploring the forum on a regular basis. Happy trails!:wink:
 

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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!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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.
Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator
 

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Registered '06 SLK 280 in Black
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Thanks, Mugs - I'm a Gloucester man meself, although I washed up on the South Coast a long time ago.... I'll keep an eye out for that sweet 350 when I'm next in the queue at Abbeydale lights!
 

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

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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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.



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

Might just need a transmission oil change :tu:
 

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Registered '06 SLK 280 in Black
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Thanks! Hoping the oil change will do the trick - already have my Febi Bilstein filter and gasket set - just need to find a local garage who fancy the job!
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Thanks! Hoping the oil change will do the trick - already have my Febi Bilstein filter and gasket set - just need to find a local garage who fancy the job!
Who are you talking to? If it was through a pm, reply in kind (if it was to a moderator). If not, go welcome 15 new members (as we did you) and you'll be able to PM anyone :tu:
 

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Registered '06 SLK 280 in Black
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Thanks, Jeff - but why did you have to include the word 'Smarttop'? It's not fair to lead innocent pensioners like me astray with your fancy SLK ways - Mine is arriving on Wednesday, so I have to find (or buy, natch) the Torx drivers and crimping kit by the weekend! And so begins the descent into obsession - but it's not the first time I've been there, so I know my way around, mostly...
 
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