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I am looking at purchasing an older SLK I have it narrowed down two vehicles in my area Dallas Tx. and I am looking for any advice before I Pull the trigger.

Car 1, 2007 SLK 280 with 47,367 Miles $15,750 VIN WDBWK54F27F147717
Car 2, 2006 SLK 350 with 76,000 Miles $11,950 VIN WDBWK56F26F123526

I am a little worried about the oil leakage issue can any tell from the VIN numbers if this cars have the effected engines?

thanks in advance for any information you can provide

Evaser
 

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standby for datacards and info you seek
 

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oil consumption? you should be more worried about balance shaft

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108298-oil-consumption-engine-ranges-m272-stickied.html

Model 171.454/456, Up to Engine Serial No. 272 9xx 30 058705

you are safe for oil consumption issue

for balance shaft

They both are in range but more so the 350 than the 280

range is up to
Equipped with M272 Engine Up to
Serial No. 2729..30 468993

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108306-balance-shaft-sprocket-m272-m273-stickied.html

280

Engine no.: 272942 30 466526

350

Engine no.: 272963 30 338715


not enuff to worry about

do the 15 min video test in post 1
 

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Hi Evaser,
Welcome to the forum. I'm a new member myself so I can't really offer any expert advice, but there is a lot of useful information on the forum. It's always hard to know exactly what you are buying secondhand.

Good luck with which ever car you decide to go for.... :)
 

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Thank you and most welcome
 

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

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Thank you for the warm welcome! The wife and I visited the UK last year, we meet a lot of wonderful people and had a great time.
 

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I am looking at purchasing an older SLK I have it narrowed down two vehicles in my area Dallas Tx. and I am looking for any advice before I Pull the trigger.

Car 1, 2007 SLK 280 with 47,367 Miles $15,750 VIN WDBWK54F27F147717
Car 2, 2006 SLK 350 with 76,000 Miles $11,950 VIN WDBWK56F26F123526

I am a little worried about the oil leakage issue can any tell from the VIN numbers if this cars have the effected engines?
Welcome to the forum!

Personally, I would take the lower mileage SLK280 of that pair, depending on what other equipment they have that you want. I specifically looked for an SLK280 because my trusted Mercedes-specialist mechanic told me that he'd never seen any of the 280 cars come in with the balance shaft problem, where he had seen dozens of 350s with it. After driving both cars, I found I preferred the revvier feel of the smaller engine ... there's not so much difference in total performance as the numbers lead you to believe, and the 3L engine just feels nicer to me. Both are plenty fast enough for fast, fun driving.

I've not heard of any oil leakage issues so that's a question mark to me. I know mine has no leaks at all @ 88,000+ miles.

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I hate to be a pest but can I ask you to run one more data Card for me this time it's a 2008 350 VIN number WDBWK56F98F183046

Thank you in advance you guys have been awesome!
 

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Standby..... never a problem
 

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Here ya go!!
 

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