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Recent Mercedes convert/owner, previously had Audi and BMW but when it came time to change the car a few weeks ago a silver SLK 200K seemed the perfect option.

Mine is a 2005-06 R171 200K auto, it's not quite a quick as my previous Audi but so, so much better looking and I just love driving with the roof down.

Now reading all the treads and info on here to learn more.

Planning to have a Kenwood double din Bluetooth stereo fitted in a week or two and hopefully the 16" wheels refinished, possible in a titanium grey colour?

Question, my car is on 68,000 miles, full service history, part with Mercedes (3 services) and part other garages (3 services). It had auto oil transmission change by Mercedes at 44,000 miles. When should I be looking to do another? I was quoted £200 by a local gearbox specialist garage. My first auto so that bit is new to me.

Thanks,

Garry
 

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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
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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Trans service done every 40000 miles

you have a maintenance manual or owner's manual?
 

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Hi Garry, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

We have quite a few members around the East Midlands that like to meet up from time to time, often combining it with a cooked breakfast somewhere. You're more than welcome to join us at any of the meets. If you're interested, just take a look in the UK Region section, as we post all our plans there. There's even a 2016 UK Meet Calendar thread to list them all in one place too! :tu:
 

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Hi Garry, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Welcome from Northern California

welcome to the forum
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham
as Dave said, keep an eye on the UK Region.
 

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Update

I spent a fair amount of time cleaning over the weekend - I think the SLK 200k has come up nice but I certainly need to take it somewhere better to get some good photos.


Cleaned, small stone chips touched up, waxed, new mats fitted, Brodit mobile phone mount fitted, interior plastic trim cleaned, front mud guards fitted (I live in a small village and they are needed otherwise there will be no paint on the sides of the car in a few weeks), seals and hinges treated and the leather was cleaned and then protected with balm.


Couple of photos attached - in daily use so it will only look this clean every now and then!


Car stereo replacement being done in a week (Kenwood DDX-4016BT) and I'm thinking about getting the wheels refinished in a darker silver/titanium shade.
 

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