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Hello all,

First time Mercedes-Benz owner, so I don't even know - is it OK to call it a Benz? A Mercedes? Is it bad form to abbreviate to MB? These are important things to know joining a new community! :)

In any case, I come to the world of German engineering (well, I am personally a product of German bio-engineering, but that's different) after deciding it was time to retire, or at least garage-and-restore, my first new car, the '00 Mustang GT 'vert I bought 18 summers ago. The nickel-and-dime phase had progressed through quarter-and-dollar and was now well into the 'Hamilton-and-Jackson' stage. ($10-$20 for those not up on American currency...)

Having previously owned a turbocharged '89 Ford Probe GT (essentially a Mazda MX-6 if unfamiliar) and since a new roaring V8 Mustang GT 'vert is not in the financial budget until at least 2021 (er, if ever, no stock options this time around...) I decided to look back to the world of foreign, forced-induction, single-clutch manual transmissions - and of course, had to be another convertible. I wasted 12 years of my life driving non-convertibles before I drove my first, and refuse to ever do so again!

Given those absolute requirements there were still lots of choices, but when I found Frau Kompressor with a $4000 price tag on a lot surrounded by new cars anywhere from 20 to 30 times that price, I figured there had to be SOME reason the dealership held onto it....right? (The next used Mercedes on the lot was itself 8x that.....lol)

That, and I remember back in 2000 when buying the Mustang, I remember seeing a few of these tooling around the area and thinking, "Hmm, someday?"

Now, no offense to anyone (it's because I'm lazy about cleaning, that's all!) but I SWORE about 30 years ago I would never drive a white car, and have repeated that a few times over the years - but maybe a decade ago began to add the corollary, "...unless it's a Jaguar or a Mercedes." (Dad owned a white Jag at the time.)

And, well, here I am!

So, I found the forum here mainly while searching out insights into the interesting nature of the 'not always enabled supercharger' because prior to buying Frau Kompressor I was not aware such things existed. Roots or centrifugal, my limited experience of the supercharger is it's bolted on, belted up and always there.

I am still trying to figure out if mine is really working correctly, as using a bluetooth OBD-II adapter and the Torque app, I cannot make sense of the readings for Intake Manifold Pressure and Vacuum/Boost. So, expect that post from me soon with details if I can't find the answer soon. :)

For an old gal, Frau Kompressor is remarkably well kept - the red SRS light is on, but I repaired that in my own highly skilled way (1 cm square black tape) and the headliner is drooping (which I will fix correctly soon) but so far, that's all I've noticed anywhere inside or out.

Thanks for having me, I suspect nobody read this far but I'm a talker by nature and profession and a forum poster since the 1980's so.....yeah. I talk and type quite a lot.

-JD

(Anyone want to take a shot at what my last name is? "Fensty" being the nickname any American boy with this last name is inevitably given.......)
 

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Welcome from Canada :smile:

Thanks for taking the time for such an informative intro :tu:
 

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PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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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.


Entry is open for the 2018 October Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on October 15th.
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/530357-october-2018-slkworld-com-ride-month-competition.html

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
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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