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Hello from upstate New York. First I'm a veteran, served my 3 years over 50 years ago and spent 37 years working for the local power company as a mechanic and operator in 3 different hydro-electric stations and have been retired for 18 years. I've owned a few Corvettes over the years and a couple other sports cars. The one that I miss is the Honda S2000. The SLK reminds me of that car a lot so when I found a 2007 SLK55 AMG with 19,000 mile on it at a "local" dealer (50 miles away) I traded my Jaguar F-Type that same day. It is a 3 owner California and S Carolina car without a spec of rust anywhere I can see. Runs perfect and looks brand new and I hope to keep it that way. This forum made the decision easy with all the DIY's and arcane info that's hard to find. So far have flushed the brake system, added power steering fluid, changed the differential oil, removed 1 liter of oil from the engine, checked the cooling system down to 60 below (coolant looks brand new) and tomorrow getting a rear view camera installed. For our English friends across the pond my first and third cars were Hillman Minx's. Learned how to change generators and starters (many times). I'm sure Lucas Electric is still remembered by many fledgling mechanics. Fall is here in the Great Northeast and I will be taking a few day trips to admire the fall colors. One of Car and Driver's first 10 Best Roads is in our back yard and goes through the heart of the Adirondacks and will see a lot of a certain SLK55 the next few days. I am honored to be a part of the forum and hope to contribute and continue to learn. Rick
 

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Hello and welcome from St Augustine Florida. Have fun and enjoy the ride
 

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Welcome from Toronto, Ontario. Love going to Adirondacks for skiing. Fall must be spectacular there as well!
 

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Welcome from Gloucester uk
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
 

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.
 

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Hi Rick, thank you for your service, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Rick, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland :)
 
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