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Hi all. I recently purchased a 2007 SLK 280. It had 35800 miles at the time of purchase, and it looked like a brand new car. I haven't purchased a used car since my dental school days. I took the car to an independent MB mechanic who ran a diagnostic. The diagnostic showed that I needed a new intake manifold, a camshaft adjustment, and it showed that I had a vacuum leak. I bought the intake manifold and gasket at cost online, and the dealer installed it. No charge on the camshaft adjustment. I did have to pay to replace the leaky hose. Of course, I changed the oil and filter as well. Now, it needs air filter and cabin filter; new front brakes; and a brake flush. Been using either Chevron Premium with Techron or Shell Premium Nitro Plus. I have the Gas Buddy app on my iPhone; so, I am able to find the cheapest gas wherever I am. It's a pleasure to join this board. I hope to learn a great deal!
 

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Hi and welcome from Southern England.
 

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Hello and welcome from sunny France...:smile::smile::smile:

Sounds like you are really getting to grips with your car... well done :grin:
 

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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:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

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
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Welcome from the swamps of Southern Merryland!
 

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Greetings, welcome from Australia, There is so much useful knowledge here and friendly people !
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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