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Registered 2005 SLK350
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Discussion Starter #1
Well I have finally got around to introduce myself Mr Banks thinks Im shy but to be truthful I am okay with spanners but not so good with keyboards and computers
Its my wifes 2nd slk the first one was a 230 which was the 1st Mercedes we had and it impressed me with the way it was put together.I was sorry to see it go having a full factory service up to 165000 km
I continued to service it until the new owner took it on at 250000km at that time the Mobil 1 oil level didn't change over the 10000km service intervals that was a few years ago
The "new" one is different doesn't feel as solid as the old one perhaps its the plastic roof partition squeaking as we come off our drive onto the road But the rack and pinion steering makes up for that
I was getting worried as my wife likes to change cars regularly its 2 yrs is up so I decided to fix some of the things she didn't like before it got the heave -ho. We put a set of continental conti MX5 which quietened it down had it tinted with 3M crystalline which improved the appearance and replaced the springs with Eibach which lowered the car 25mm all round The original shocks had 25 mm cut off the bump stops.The car has 115000km and has been a joy to own the paintwork is as new and the interior with all it options looks and feels the same
So hopefully it stays in the family for a few more years I have a VW Touareg TDI so between the two cars we have the best of both worlds
Thanks Again for this community of passionate owners I have enjoyed reading peoples advice to one another
Best wishes John

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