Hello everyone. I'm happy to be joining. I have an '06 SLK55 that I've had since '08. The car only has about 30K miles on it and has only seen rain two or three times, but being that it's now 12 years old, I'm starting to do some of the work myself to minimize the impact of the MB adage "you can afford to buy it, but you can't afford to keep it." I did the spark plugs last week (which wasn't too bad except being time consuming especially since I take the opportunity in these maintenances to also clean/vacuum out the engine) and will attempt the fuel filter this coming week.