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Hello Everyone,
And thx for the various "welcomes". I recently drove by a friend's used car lot and spotted a silver 2005 SLK 350, causing my head to make a 180 degree rotation as I drove by. I immediately made a left-hand U-turn (a right-hand U-turn would have caused a 360 degree head rotation...quite painful) Anyway, after checking the car throughout I traded a 1985 220 with only 51,000 miles. I am quite pleased with it!


My other daily drivers are a 2015 Cadillac, and a 1931 Model A Ford. Try jumping out of a Model A and into a SLK for a change in driving comfort!!! I also have a 1928 Model A Roadster, and a 1929 Model A Roadster pick-up (under reconstruction).


On the personal side, I served for 22 years in the U.S. Navy where I progressed through the enlisted rates to CPO and was then commissioned, finally retired as a lieutenant. I also retired from the PA State Police as an electronics specialist. Anyone get pinched by radar in PA? I assure you it is accurate!!:)-) Does that make you feel any better? I guess not!


Well I blew my own horn long enough, many thanks to the information contributors. I've found lots of useful info already!


Best wishes for a happy and rewarding life.de


Dave Wolfe
 

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There you are!

Thanks for your service!

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from 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/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

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
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

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


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Hi Dave, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting such a great intro! :)
 

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Hi Dave,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Great intro and nice garage.

Your regional threads for local info and meets:
U.S. Northeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you for updating your location/vehicle details up front.

Talking of attention to detail. With your background & garage you should enter the SLK into RoTM.
It's free, just reply to the RoTM thread with three photos.

Prizes to be won.

First time poster won last month :D
 

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Welcome from Canada Dave :grin:

I still push the brake down when I start the Magnum (which will be very frequent, now that Schwarzie is asleep :wink: ) in reference to your comment about ride quality and me carrying over habits from one car to the next..

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Len
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from San Diego (top down 11 months/year)

Thank you for your service and enjoy your car. (I love the Model A, what a snazzy daily driver you have!)

Eric
 

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Thank you for your service.:usa:

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Thx for the welcome & your service + helpful hints!

Thx for your help. I'm still trying to figure out the protocol!
There you are!

Thanks for your service!

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from 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/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

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
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

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


Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator
 

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Ask me by pm anytime if u have forum questions
 
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