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Hi everyone. I have just bought a 2005 silk 350 for a weekend car. This is totally out of character for me as I usually drive around in "sensible" diesel cars or vans. I would like to say this is a mid life crisis move but I spent that on motorbikes a fair few years ago now. My early reservations of buying this type of car were put to bed this week when I went on a road trip up to Scotland, I absolutely love this car. I have worries about keeping up with any mechanical issues I come across so I will be scouring the DIY section on here for advice and tips. I look forward to soaking up the knowledge of all the experience shared on here and who knows with a bit of experience under my belt maybe contributing too.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

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

mods you should do:
smarttop

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

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
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http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html




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Hi everyone. I have just bought a 2005 silk 350 for a weekend car. This is totally out of character for me as I usually drive around in "sensible" diesel cars or vans. I would like to say this is a mid life crisis move but I spent that on motorbikes a fair few years ago now. My early reservations of buying this type of car were put to bed this week when I went on a road trip up to Scotland, I absolutely love this car. I have worries about keeping up with any mechanical issues I come across so I will be scouring the DIY section on here for advice and tips. I look forward to soaking up the knowledge of all the experience shared on here and who knows with a bit of experience under my belt maybe contributing too.
What area are you in?
 

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Welcome from Lancs.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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