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Registered 1998 SLK230/2000 SLK230/2012 SLK250
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Hi everybody,

I got my SLK230 a couple of years ago, it's a 1998 with 27K on it. Got it from a little old lady who had one too many Mercedes in the driveway, if that's possible.

The car had a variety of little problems, leaky roof hydraulics, leaky fuel pump, bad horns, check light always on, etc. It also has the interior leprosy. I drove it around like that for a while, but in the winter I brought an unopened can of Coca-Cola in the car, placed it in the cupholder, cranked up the heat, and about 20 minutes later, the can exploded! :surprise:

That was actually pretty funny once I regained my composure.

As a result, I decided to fix it up this year. So far:

Fixed roof hydraulics
Reupholstered headliner
New fuel pump
Replaced horns
Scraped off the coca-cola coated rubber paint
New headlights
New grill
New wheels
New in-dash GPS/radio and speakers
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and later this month, I'll be painting the interior and when I get done with that, I'm going to work on that cupholder and turn it into something useful. I'd also like to add a cupholder, despite my experience to date... it just has to be far away from the heater, that's all.

I'll post some pictures of the finished product at some point. This forum has been particularly helpful with "how-to's" and ideas.

Nice to meet you all.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Welcome from the swamps of Southern Maryland!
 

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Registered 2001 SLK 32AMG
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Hi and welcome from a fellow newbie. Sounds like you inherited quite a few problems. It will be nice to see pics of the finished article.
 

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Hi and welcome from SW Florida, exploding coke cans not a problem down here...hardly ever use heat, but the AC actually keeps drinks cooler
 

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Welcome from Washington, DC.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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